Bitesize Prediction: Cagliari vs Lecce - 05/05/24
Source: Soccernews

Competition: Serie A

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 2/5 @ 1xBet

Looking to make an immediate return to winning ways on Sunday lunchtime, Cagliari will welcome Lecce to the Unipol Domus.

Starting with the hosts, although Cagliari might open this weekend's fixtures holding a three-point buffer over dropping into the relegation zone, the Islanders are seeking some recent stability. Despite playing out a pair of stunning 2-2 stalemates against Juventus and Inter Milan last month, Caludio Ranieri's men came crashing back down to earth last time out. Eventually falling to a nightmare 3-0 drumming at the hands of Genoa, the former Leicester boss will know the importance of claiming an immediate response here. However, mustering just a single victory from any of their previous six Serie A appearances, Cagliari are desperate to find some much-needed defensive steel. In fact, Sunday's hosts have recorded just a sole clean sheet from any of their last 17 consecutive appearances across all competitions - a run that stems all the way back to December 30th. It should also be highlighted, Ranieri's men have seen all of their previous eight straight showdowns at the Unipol Domus finish with over 1.5 goals.

As for the visitors, although Lecce might have only limped their way over the finish line last season as they clung to their Serie A status, the Salenitans have made platy of improvements this time around. Appearing to breeze their way to top-flight safety, Luca Gotti's men have suffered just a single defeat from any of their previous six appearances. Making a real statement on April 21st as they stormed their way to a stellar 3-0 romp away at Sassuolo, the Apulia-based outfit should find the mood in their camp at a real high. With a 3-0 drumming at the hands of Italian giants AC Milan their only Serie A defeat over the past couple of months, Lecce should also be excited by their largely rugged performances on the road. In fact, Sunday's guests have suffered just a sole defeat from any of their last four showdowns away from the Stadio Via del mare. With seven of their previous eight matchups on the road finish with over 1.5 goals, we are expecting a similar outcome here.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Cagliari vs Lecce 2/5 for Sunday's Serie A matchup @ 1xBet