Sampdoria and Udinese meet in Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, in a match for the 26th round of Serie A. Udinese won at home by (4-0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, in 30- 09-2017. The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 2 and drew 2. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 12-22-2016 , for Serie A, the two teams tied by (0-0). The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 6 th and th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 3rd classified in home matches and the 10 th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 41 points won, after 12 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Hellas Verona, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Milan, by (1-0). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he has won 29 points, against only 13 in his away matches. In the last 10 home league matches Sampdoria has a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 20 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 13 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 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. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 12 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 7 of their 11 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Sampdoria comes to this match with a defeat on AC Milan’s terrain, 1-0, putting a final point to the five games in a row without losing in the Italian championship. We emphasize that the locals are having a good season and currently occupy the 6th position, with 41 points conquered. For this match at home, coach Marco Giampaolo must keep the team in 4-4-2, benefiting possession of the ball and the organized attacks: Gastón Ramírez is the great organizer of the offensive process. On the other hand, veteran Fabio Quagliarella is the best scorer of Sampdoria, with 17 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Sala.
After 10 wins, 3 draws and 12 losses, the away team is currently in the ª position, without having won any points. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Torino, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Roma, by (0-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, with 16 goals scored and 18 conceded in away matches, against 20 goals scored and 18 conceded at home. For the championship, Udinese won 16 points out of 30 possible, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 10 matches they played as a visitor. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 12 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 15 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Udinese leaves for this match with a natural defeat at home against Roma, by 0-2, adding in this way according to consecutive snub in the Italian championship. Despite the phase they go through, visitors manage to stay in the middle of the qualifying table. The strategy to be used by coach Massimo Oddo for this game is more than designed, that is, to defend with nearby sectors and look for spaces in the opponent’s midfield to counterattack. In the midfield will be Barak, one of the best scorers of Udinese, with 7 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Perica, due to a suspension.
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