Cagliari and Udinese meet forces, in a match for the 38th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 29-12-2018, Udinese won at home by (2-0). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 4 and lost 2. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between and 15th of the league table, in fact it is a match between the 9th classified in home games and the 17th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the ª position, without any points conquered, after 10 wins, 11 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Lazio, by (1-2). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Genoa, by (1-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last games he scored 22 goals and suffered 18 at home, against 13 scored and 34 suffered as a visitor. For the championship, Cagliari won 19 points out of 30 possible, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (7 out of 18 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 21 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Cagliari comes to this game with a draw, by 1-1, in the displacement to Genoa, registering in this way the fourth consecutive game without beating in this competition: the only goal of the team was marked by Pavoletti. In the 18 games played at home, Cagliari only registered 4 defeats. Coach Rolando Maran acts with three men on defense, five in midfield and two in attack, with Leonardo Pavoletti and Cerri the most advanced men on the team: the first is the best striker in Cagliari, with 15 goals scored. For this game the local coach can not count on the injured Farago and Ceppitelli, both with physical problems.
After 10 wins, 10 draws and 17 losses, the away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 40 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Frosinone, by (1-3). In the last match, they won in a home match against SPAL, by (3-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since it has won 11 points in away matches and 22 at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 22 conceded at home, against 15 goals scored and 30 conceded in away matches. For the championship, Udinese won 5 points out of 30 possible, after 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 18 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 37 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in all 21 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Udinese comes to this match with a win, 3-2, in the reception to the SPAL, thus registering the second victory in this competition: the goals of the team were scored by Okaka (2) and Samir. It should be noted that the visiting club already guaranteed the maintenance in this Italian first division, since it has the advantage in the clashes with Fiorentina and Genoa. In this game against Cagliari, coach Igor Tudor must keep the team in a 3-5-2, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, mainly through the right flank. Rodrigo de Paul is the best scorer of Udinese, with 9 goals scored. For this day the foreign trainer can not count on Zeegelaar, suspended, besides Sandro and Behrami, these with physical problems.