Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Venezia and Cagliari, the two old rivals, face each other at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo on day 26 of the 2022/2023 Serie B campaign. I Lagunari are determined to secure the Serie B survival, and their showings in February are surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the upcoming challenges. Beghetto continues to miss out with injury, while Tessmann is banned for the match.
The Sardinians, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to Modena, beating Benevento, while sharing the spoils with Bari. Since Cagliari are eager to stay in the playoffs berth, we believe that punters from all around the world can find value in betting on both teams to score. Keep in mind that key attacker Gianluca Lapadula misses the match through suspension for the away side. All Goldaniga, Deiola, Di Pardo, Nandez, Viola, and Pavoletti are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Gianluca Lapadula):
Gianluca Lapadula, also known as Lapagol, due to his goalscoring abilities, was born in Turin and started his career at Juventus youth team, but was released because he wasn’t doing well in his studies. After the departure with Juventus, Lapadula perfected his goalscoring skills in lower Italian leagues and even spent one year in NK Gorica, Slovenia.
During his spell in Ravenna, he managed to finish the season 2012/13 as the top scorer in the group, netting 24 goals in the process. For a long period of time, the 28-year-old was Parma’s player, but he went on loans often, and, after Parma went bankrupt, Lapagol moved to Pescara. With 30 goals in 43 appearances, the striker caught the eye of Serie A giant Milan. He netted his first goal for the Rossoneri only three minutes after he came on as a substitute.
The following season Lapagol became the striker of Genoa. Even though he was called to play for Peru, the Genoa hitman decided to represent Italy, getting his first call to the senior squad in November 2016. However, he never made an official appearance for Italy, since he only played an unofficial friendly against San Marino, when he scored a hat-trick.
Highlighted Team (Cagliari):
Cagliari are a professional football club based in Cagliari, Sardinia. I Rossoblu (The Red and Blues) compete in Italian Serie A and the club’s biggest success came in 1970, when they won the national championship.
Cagliari finished the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of Juventus and it has to be noted that Luigi Riva led Cagliari to their first Serie A trophy.
I Rossoblu welcome their rivals at Stadio Sant’Elia and the capacity of the stadium is 16,000. In the 1993/1994 season Cagliari made it to the UEFA Cup semis, with the team suffering a loss to fellow Italian club Inter in the two-legged tie.
Giuseppe Pancaro helped Cagliari record a 3-2 win over Inter in the first leg, but I Rossoblu were hammered by the Nerazzurri in the second leg (3-0). Palermo are regarded as Cagliari’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the Derby delle Isole.