After hopes of a Serie A title chase slipping for side Lazio, they will be looking to secure a Champions League finish. The side play host to mid-table Cagliari at the Stadio Olimpico. The match schedules for Thursday with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
Lazio will be looking to overturn a five winless streak in the Serie A. Manager Inzaghi was full of praises after an impressive season with the season. But the turn of events could lead to a lot of criticism for the manager with ending the season on a high.
Four defeats in their last five matches with a loss to title leaders Juventus leaves the side fourth on the table with 69 points. The side is 11 points adrift of the defending champions and three points behind third-placed Inter Milan.
The side will be looking to overturn their fortunes as they host the side on the home ground. The attacking threat for the side has been on display this season. This has seen the likes of Immobile rise among the top scorers in the league behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cagliari is enjoying their stay at the mid-table rankings, currently 11th on the table with 42 points. The side is tied with Fiorentina separated with a goal difference. However, the rivals have to face off against high flying Inter Milan.
Lazio vs. Cagliari Head to Head
Both sides have 26 games against each other with Lazio taking home 17 wins against the five wins by Cagliari. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the league:
Juventus 2-1 Lazio
Udinese 0-0 Lazio
Lazio 1-2 Sassuolo
Lecce 2-1 Lazio
Lazo 0-3 Milan
Cagliari 0-0 Sassuolo
Sampdoria 3-0 Cagliari
Cagliari 0-0 Lecce
Fiorentina 0-0 Cagliari
Cagliari 0-1 Atalanta
Lazio Team News
A missing figure for the side heading into the match is the likes of Luis Alberto, who missed out on their defeat to the Old Lady. Patrick is back in contention for a starting lineup after serving a three-match ban.
Cagliari Team News
Carboni recently picked up a red card in their 1-1 draw to Sassuolo in the first half of the match. Zenga might be forced to go into a back three with the returning Ragnar Klavan to the starting lineup. Giovanni Simeone is knocking on the doors for a recall to the side after warming the bench for a while.
Prediction and Odds
Lazio will be keen to overturn their winless streak by plundering their opponents, which a six winless streak in the league.
Correct Score: 2-0
Immobile to Score