Over 2.5 goals at Cagliari vs Empoli 8/11 for Wednesday’s Serie A contest
Competition: Serie A
Market: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport
Two sides who already find themselves battling it out at the foot of the Serie A table, Empoli will make the trip to Cagliari on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Cagliari might have managed to snatch themselves a point over the weekend, they have gained a reputation for their issues at the back. In their opening four Serie A matchups so far this season, they are yet to record a single victory, with two draws and two defeats, scoring seven and conceding 11 in return. Along with managing to muster just a points tally of two and opening the midweek fixtures sat way down in 19th, it should also be noted that Cagliari hold the second-worst defensive tally in the division. As for their recent run of results, Wednesday’s hosts were last seen playing out an action-packed 2-2 draw against Lazio on the road. However, shipping at least a pair of goals in each of their opening four Serie A matchups, it’s also worth highlighting that Cagliari have seen all five of their competitive contests finish with over 3.5 goals.
As for the visitors, despite stunning many across Italy with their famous victory away at Juventus last month, Empoli have largely failed to build off of that result. In their opening four Serie A matchups so far this season, they have recorded a single win against three defeats, scoring three and conceding eight in return. Managing to muster a points tally of three out of a possible 12, they open the midweek fixtures sat 16th and holding just a single point buffer from dropping into the bottom-three. As for their recent run of results, last seen getting hit with a 3-0 drumming against Sampdoria on home soil, Empoli have lost back-to-back Serie A contests, conceding five goals. With Wednesday’s guests seeing four of their opening five competitive contests finish with over 2.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome here.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at Cagliari vs Empoli 8/11 for Wednesday’s Serie A contest @ 888sport