Stadium: Sardegna Arena (Cagliari)
Cagliari, having changed their head coach, played a great game against Lazio. 2-2, a few minutes away from victory. Now Walter Mazzarri’s side takes on Empoli. Will the Sardinians finally win? There are several betting options at once.
Cagliari will be getting fitter
Walter Mazzarri has been one of the most successful coaches in Italy in the last couple of decades. It was under his guidance, for example, that Napoli reached the top of Serie A. And look at the problems Torino suffered a couple of years ago when Mazzari was sacked. Under him, incidentally, the Turin side made it through to the Europa League.
Cagliari are the next challenge for the legendary specialist. The Sardinians have everything they need to perform far better than the burden of survival. The first game under Mazzarri has given us plenty of reason to be optimistic. The away match against Lazio saw the Islanders concede two goals, dominate their opponent throughout the second half, and not hold on to their winning score of 2-2. Well, there’s more to come. There’s almost no doubt that Cagliari will start to score points now consistently.
Empoli beat Juventus but lose to the rest of the table
It was as if the surprise success at the Allianz in Turin, where Empoli won 1-0, frightened Aurelio Andreazzoli’s side. After a memorable win, the Blues first lost 1-2 at home to Venezia and then, also at home, were thrashed 3-0 by Sampdoria. Add to that a 1-3 defeat by Lazio in the first leg, and Empoli are not doing well at the moment. They beat Juventus and dropped out. That’s the motto of the season so far for the returning side.
History of head-to-head encounters
The last time the teams crossed paths was in the 2018/19 Serie A season. The match in Cagliari ended 2-2; in Empoli, the home side won 2-0.
Expert Betting Tips
Cagliari, under the leadership of Walter Mazzarri, immediately recovered. The team does not need to become a new SPAL as they were under former mentor Leo Semplice. The Sardinians are almost sure to pick up their first win of the season. The good thing is that their opponents have trouble. Today’s Empoli don’t look like they can take away points from a difficult trip to Sardinia.
- W1 for 2.00;
- Handicap 1 (-1) for 2.79;
- W1 and Total Over 1.5 for 2.31.