Our football match prediction:
Sunday’s football match at Stadio Sant’Elia pits together Cagliari and Lazio. The Rossoblu were crushed by Inter on Matchday 27 and, to make things even worse for the fans they suffered a 1-0 loss to Fiorentina at the weekend. However, it has to be noted that the Viola score the winner in the dyring minutes of the match. Anyhow, Massimo Rastelli’s men produce much better performances at home than on the travels and we predict that they will grab something from the Lazio game. The Biancocelesti have been in a fine form in 2017, but, as things stand now, they will not represent Italy in the Champions League next season. The capital club are definitely capable of booking their place in the Europa League, but Sunday’s game against Cagliari will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors. In previous three meetings between the two teams 19 goals have been netted, but a low-scoring contest appears on the horizon this time out.
Highlighted Player (Joao Pedro):
Joao Pedro played for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career and he made no less than 11 appearances for the club at senior level. The Brazilian footballer, who was born on 9 March, 1992 in Ipatinga, signed a deal with Palermo on 30 August, 2010 and he made his debut for the Sicilian outfit in the Serie A on 17 January, 2011. He came as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a 3-1 defeat to Cagliari. On 29 January, 2011 he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan and on 19 August he was loaned to Penarol of Uruguay. After ending his loan spell with the Uruguayan team, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos and he played 10 games for the Brazilian team. On 1 July he signed a contract with Estoril and he moved to Cagliari at the end of the season. Joao Pedro has 11 caps for Brazil U17 and he scored one goal for the national team.
Highlighted Team (Lazio Roma):
Lazio are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles. The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals. The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco. The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.