Sampdoria – Cagliari Prediction & Picks (24.02.2019)


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Sampdoria and Cagliari meet at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, in a match for the 25 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 26-09-2018, the two teams tied (0-0) ). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 04-24-2018, in a match for the Serie A that ended with the victory of Sampdoria by (4-1). The goals of the match were scored by D. Praet (7 ‘), F. Quagliarella (26’), D. Kownacki (45 ‘) and G. Ramírez (87’), for Sampdoria, and L. Pavoletti (49 ‘) , for the Cagliari. Despite being a match between 10th and 14th of the table, it is actually a match between the 7th ranked in home games and the 18th as a visitor.


After 9 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 33 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Internazionale by (2-1), after in the previous match they lost by (0-1) at home, against Frosinone. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since it has won 20 points in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 23 conceded, against 19 points and 19 conceded to 9 points. In the last 10 home matches for the championship Sampdoria has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3, for which they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 0-0 (4 out of 11 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 13 games in which they suffered the first goal.

The Sampdoria comes to this unmotivated day, after a defeat, by 2-1, in the displacement to the ground of Inter Milan: the only goal of the team was marked by Manolo Gabbiadini. It should be noted that the great goal of the Sampdoria is to finish the league among the first six classified in the Italian championship. In this game against the fans, coach Marco Giampaolo must keep the team in 4-4-2, benefiting the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, however, counterattacks are a very strong point of this team. Fabio Quagliarella is one of the most dangerous men on the attack front of Sampdoria, this being the best score of the team, with 16 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count Linetty, suspended, in addition to Barreto and Caprari, injured.


After 5 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses, the away team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 24 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Milan, by (3-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Parma, by (2-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they have won 18 points, against only 6 in their away matches. For the league, Cagliari won 3 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 draws and 7 losses in the last 10 home matches.

In this competition, he has lost the last 4 games away and has not won any of the last 10 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 12 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 11 of the last 12 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 24 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 15 times and have only won 1 result. In the last 12 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).

The Cagliari left for this match with a 2-1 victory in the Parma reception, putting a final point to the five matches in a row without beating in this competition: Pavoletti scored the two goals of the team. Normally the trainer Rolando Maran acts with four men in the defense, three in center of the field and three in the attack, being Pavoletti the most advance man of the equipment. The player mentioned above is the best gunner of Cagliari, with 9 goals scored. The midfielder Artur Ionita is one of the most important pieces in the style of game of the visitors, being owner of great technical quality and vision of game. For this game the coach can not count on Juan Pedro, for suspension.

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