On Sunday, February 7, 2021, the Stadio Olimpico hosts Lazio vs Cagliari in Matchday 21 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in sixth with a record of 11W-4D-5L (37 points) and the Rossoblu sit in eighteenth with a record of 3W-6D-11L (15 points).
Below are the match statistics and facts – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between Lazio and Cagliari.
Background & Insights
Lazio are unbeaten in Serie A TIM against Cagliari since May 2013 (13 games – W11 D2) – only against Bologna (15) and Perugia (16) are they on a longer current streak in the competition.
Lazio have won each of their last nine Serie A TIM home games against Cagliari – the Biancocelesti have only had a better streak against Triestina in Serie A TIM (16 consecutive home wins, up to 1954).
Cagliari and Lazio are two of the three teams, along with Sassuolo, to have already scored two goals from a direct free kick in Serie A TIM this season (Lykogiannis x2, Milinkovic-Savic x2).
Lazio have won their last five Serie A TIM games and last won more in succession in January 2020, winning 11 in a row.
Since December 15th, Lazio are – together with Inter – one of the only two teams with a 100% record in Serie A TIM home games: four out of four for the Biancocelesti, five out of five for the Nerazzurri.
Pepe Reina’s next appearance will be his 600th while playing within the top five European leagues – Lazio will be the fifth team with he will cross the milestone of 15 league games for, after Liverpool (285), Napoli (141), Villarreal (109) and Barcelona (30).
Lazio forward Ciro Immobile has scored nine goals against Cagliari in Serie A TIM; only against Genoa (10) and Sampdoria (12) has he netted more – six of his goals against the Rossoblù have been scored in home games.
Cagliari have not won any of their last 13 Serie A TIM games (D5 L8): for the Rossoblù it is their longest winless streak since 2010, when they went 15 games without one, under three different coaches (Allegri, Melis, Bisoli).
Cagliari have failed to score in four of their last six away games (D2 L4), as many as in their previous 14 combined.
Cagliari forward Giovanni Simeone has scored three goals against Lazio in Serie A TIM; only against Bologna (four) and Torino (six) has he netted more. One of his three goals from outside the box in Serie A TIM came against the Biancocelesti last July.