On Sunday, February 7, 2021, the Stadio Olimpico hosts Lazio vs Cagliari in Matchday 21 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
In the 69 times that the two clubs have played each other in Serie A, the Biancocelesti have won on 36 occasions, the Rossoblu have won on 17 occasions and there have been 16 draws. When playing at home, Lazio has a record of 22W-5D-7L against Cagliari.
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).
Expected Starting Lineups
Lazio (3-5-2): Reina; Musacchio, Hoedt, Acerbi; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Marusic; Correa, Immobile
- Unavailable: Luiz Felipe, Strakosha, Cataldi, Patric
Cagliari (4-3-2-1): Cragno; Zappa, Ceppitelli, Godin, Lykogiannis; Nainggolan, Marin, Nandez; Joao Pedro, Sottil; Simeone
- Unavailable: Deiola, Duncan, Luvumbo, Rog, Klavan
This match takes place after Lazio won 3-1 against Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium in Matchday 20 of the 2020/21 Serie A. It was a great result from the Biancocelesti, who put forth a solid performance and capitalized on their chances. With this result, they picked up their fifth consecutive win in the top flight of Italian football and are unbeaten in their last six matches.
Ciro Immobile’s mini two-game scoring streak came to a halt versus Atalanta last weekend yet the Italian is having a formidable season. He has scored in seven of Lazio’s past nine games in Serie A and is in great form.
In Cagliari’s recent match against Sassuolo, they tied 1-1 at the Sardegna Arena. Gli Isolani have been in poor form for quite some time as they’re winless in their past twelve matches in Serie A. Cagliari looked to be on their way to winning the match yet a break down in the defensive cost them vital points. They currently occupy the final spot in the relegation zone.
Cagliari’s Joao Pedro has been a bright spot and is also having an impressive season. The forward ended a four-game scoreless drought against Sassuolo last weekend and is tied for fifth in goals scored in Serie A with 11.
Lazio are unbeaten in their last thirteen encounters against Cagliari in Serie A (twelve wins, two draws). Although Lazio have been the more fortunate side in recent seasons, it is important to note that four of their past six meetings have been decided by a goal or less.
Aside from not maintaining clean sheets, scoring has also been an issue for Cagliari. In their past twelve matches in all competitions, Gli Isolani have managed to score two or more goals just once.
If Lazio are to advance further and move up in the standings, they will need to be highly motivated, not let their guard down and take advantage of a vulnerable Cagliari side.
Lazio 2-0 Cagliari