An In-Depth Look at the Match
Here are our top Cagliari v Lazio betting tips. The second of a triple header of live matches from Serie A to be shown through Premier Sports and this one carries a 5.00pm kick-off. It is in competition with a couple of decent matches from the domestic scene, so we don’t expect it to attract record crowds, but there will be a healthy audience and those who do tune in should have plenty to shout about. Cagliari could catapult themselves into the top-10 with a win but the money men don’t see it happening, pricing the locals as outsiders of three in the betting circle.
That will come as no surprise to punters who like to keep their finger on the pulse of the Italian top-flight as they set-up on the back of a poor run of form that has seen them lose each of their last two and manage just one win in four. That’s the shape of a side destined to roll to a midtable finish, we have no doubts about that. The locals are 14/5 with William Hill and, despite their form, such a nice price about a team playing at home won’t go unnoticed. The draw will net you 13/5 with Bet365.
Still in the Mix
Lazio fans hoped their team could mount a serious challenge for a European finish this season but, as it stands, they will be lucky to snatch a Europa League berth. They start the weekend in eighth and make this road trip having lost three and won two of their last five. A lack of consistency is threatening their progress, their last five reading lose-win-lose-win-lose. So, by that trend we should probably expect a win. That example may sound rather foolish, but you would be surprised by how important the trends can be at this stage of the campaign.
They were last seen ending on the wrong side of the result with Atalanta when well beating in front of their own fans. A match many expected them to go close to winning, they were thrashed 3-1 by an opponent who simply wanted it more on the day and it served as a bit of a lesson to all involved with the dressing room. Will they bounce back with an away win? The bookies think so and make a Lazio win even money favourite with Unibet. That will do for us and goes in our European football accumulators. A decent addition to the cause.