Genoa and Venezia are now relegated, so the final place in Serie B will be decided between Salernitana and Cagliari on the last day of the season. Take advantage of the best betting markets and bonuses in the industry by using our sportsbook.
Venezia: Back to Serie B
As the European seasons come to an end, teams are starting to face the disappointment of relegation square in the face. Venezia spent just one season in Serie A since their last promotion and they’ll head back down to Serie B for 2022-23. Sitting in last place, they were only able to put together six wins and eight draws throughout the entire campaign. Venezia has fallen as low as Serie D in the last decade but has spent the bulk of its time in Serie B and Serie C in recent years.
Let’s be honest: We all faded them week in and week out, cashing many tickets, so we are a bit sad they are going down, but we are expecting some other poor teams next season in Serie A. Venezia came so close to the win they needed to remain in the race to escape relegation after taking the lead away at AS Roma in the very first minute through Okereke. However, Kiyine got red-carded in the 32nd minute and Roma controlled the game from that point, eventually equalizing 14 minutes from time through Shomurodov. A 1-1 draw wasn’t enough to stop Venezia from getting relegated from Serie A, but we have a feeling they might be back at the first attempt.
Venezia caretaker coach Andrea Soncin, promoted to the top job from the club’s Primavera side following Paolo Zanetti’s recent sacking, has Ethan Ampadu back for the final match of the season in front of their fans. There’s no reason to risk a bet on Venezia, so we don’t recommend you include them in your soccer picks and parlays.
Cagliari: Disappointing season
We go into the final round with Salernitana on 31 points and Cagliari on 29. In Serie A, when two teams finish level on points in the table, their position is decided by head-to-head record. As it happens, that is totally even between Salernitana and Cagliari, because they drew both matches 1-1.
With the goal difference in head-to-head also totally even, the next factor to divide them will be the overall goal difference in the season. At that level, Salernitana is in trouble, as their goal difference is -41 compared to Cagliari’s -34. It means that a point might not be enough for Salernitana against Udinese. If Cagliari beats Venezia at the Stadio Penzo, they will both be on 32 points and the Sardinians stay in Serie A.
With that said, Cagliari must win to dodge the first relegation since 2015 and hope that mid-table Udinese can avoid an away defeat to Salernitana, which has the league’s worst defense. Cagliari is expected to have just one significant absentee on Sunday as Nahitan Nandez is still recovering from a thigh problem. Leonardo Pavoletti is the favorite to join captain Joao Pedro in the attacking line. Cagliari’s fighting spirit is well known but their squad is limited in terms of quality. If you’re soccer betting, no matter the circumstances, you should never take a team at -140 on the road.
Venezia vs Cagliari Head-to-Head
The two teams shared the spoils in the 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture. Venezia is the worst home team in the league with just 13 points picked up in 18 games while Cagliari is one of the worst road teams with just three wins gathered in 18 away games. Five of the last seven encounters between these two clubs have ended the very same way. Each of Venezia’s last five league games has ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard, while both teams have scored in five of Cagliari’s last seven fixtures. At least three goals have been scored in five of the last seven meetings between Venezia and Cagliari
Venezia vs Cagliari Game Information
- Game: Venezia (6-8-23) vs Cagliari (6-11-20)
- Location: Stadio Pierluigi Penzo (Venice)
- Day/Time: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET
- Venezia vs Cagliari Streaming: fubo.tv
Venezia vs Cagliari Betting Lines
Venezia vs Cagliari Predictions
The visitors enter this clash as heavy favorites at -140 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
Cagliari still has a chance of escaping the drop but it’s going to be tough as they need a win and results elsewhere to go in their favor, which is asking a lot. They need a little miracle, but that doesn’t mean they will not try to do their job and add three more points to their season tally. Yes, we expect them to win this clash, but we will never back them at that price.
Venezia will definitely try to enjoy their final game of the Serie A before returning to Italy’s second division and they will surely be eager to give their fans something for which to cheer. This is like a holiday for the visitors and we expect them to put on a great fight. With that said, for our official pick, we are going with the goals market.