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Floating In Mid-Table
Cagliari continue to play the role of willing also-rans as the Sardinians remain neatly tucked in mid-table, out of the reach of the relegation monster and way behind the promises of European qualification.
Placed tenth in the Serie A standings with 35 points, Cagliari are 12 clear of the bottom-three and seven off a Europa League slot. With the teams above them stronger than them and those below them - especially those near the relegation zone - depressingly struggling for points, Cagliari’s season is as good as over.
However, the Isolani will still be looking to collect more points and give Europe a push. Cagliari have won seven times at home in the league this season and will be confident of forcing Lazio to the edge.
Lingering Scudetto Dreams
Lazio chiefs continue to insist that they are not playing for the Scudetto and that qualifying for Europe would be deemed a success. However, with the league’s top-two Milan and Napoli confronting each other on Monday, the former Italian champions will be looking to sneak in on them.
At the moment Edy Reja’s side are fourth in the Serie A table with 48 points, seven points off the pace. A victory over Cagliari in Sardinia on Sunday afternoon will see them trim the gap on leaders Milan to just four points, making their Scudetto chances more concrete.
Lazio are on a good run of form, having won their last two league encounters and yet to lose in five. The Biancocelesti’s last away fixture saw them win 2-0 in Brescia and they will be confident of getting at least a point in Cagliari.