Sampdoria and SPAL meet at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, in a match for the 19th round of Serie A. This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 27 points won, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Sassuolo, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Napoli, by (3-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 33 conceded; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses at their stadium, with 42 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the last 8 home league matches Sampdoria has a record of 6 wins and 2 losses, so they have won 18 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 8 matches). The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have 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 their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 17 matches in the competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have won the first leg in 2. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 11 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 9 goals between minutes (76 ‘) -90 ‘).
Sampdoria debuted positively in this edition of the Italian championship and then accumulated five victories in six days, but now lives its worst moment in the competition, since it does not win five games, having suffered four defeats in that period. In his last match, he played a very balanced game against Napoli, having been ahead in the score twice, but created few chances and ended up defeated by the leader. When observing the numbers of the competition, it is possible to notice that the equipment comes characterized by an efficient offensive sector, the one that wrote down in 13 of the seventeen parties disputed, and now it is the fifth best of the championship. Playing in their domains, he owns the fifth best campaign and in that condition has one of the best defenses. The 4-3-1-2 should be the tactical scheme adopted by coach Giampaolo, who can make some changes in the starting lineup.
After 3 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in the 18 th position, with 15 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Benevento, by (1-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Torino, by (2-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In their last 9 away matches for the championship the SPAL has 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses, so they have won 5 points out of 27 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (4 out of 9 matches). The team has conceded goals in 9 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 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 18 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 11 matches in which they have conceded the first goal. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The SPAL has in this match the opportunity to conquer its second consecutive victory as a visitor by the Italian league and thus reach its fourth straight game without losing in the competition, which would be its best sequence of invincibility so far. On the last day, he played a very balanced game against Torino, and even missing many passes, he managed to reach equality after having let the opponent open a 0x2 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game. As was evident in that game, the great problem of the team has been the inconsistency of the defensive system, as it is now among the four worst in the competition. In addition, his attack is the third least finished, which may be a reflection of the bad average possession of ball that has been maintained. As a visitor, he conquered less than 20% of the points he played so far. It is likely that the coach will organize the team in a 3-5-2, with a highlight for Viviani in the center of the field.
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