Cagliari – Sampdoria : Preview & Prediction
Cagliari and Sampdoria face off in a match of the 16th round of Serie A TIM. The record of recent direct confrontations favors the visiting team, who in the last 6 matches won 3, drew 2 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 02/19-2017, ended with a 1-1 draw ). The home / away condition deserves special attention, although this is a match between 13th and 6th overall, this is actually a clash between the 12th place in the home games and the 12th as a visitor.
Analysis of Cagliari
The home team is currently in 13th place with 16 points earned after 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to the Internazionale by (1-3). In the last match, he tied for Bologna for (1-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the last 7 home games for the championship, Cagliari have won 3 and 4 losses, having won 9 points out of 21. The team has conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 15 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 9 games in which he conceded the first goal.
The home team come to this game with a 1-1 draw against Bologna, however, they added the second consecutive game without winning in the Italian championship: João Pedro made the only goal of the team. Usually coach Diego López lines up with three men in the back sector, five in the middle and two in the offensive sector. One of the most important pieces of the team is the Brazilian João Pedro since this player is the main creator and organizer of the offensive process. For this game the home team can not count on Barella, suspended, in addition to Luca Crosta, Andreolli and Andrade, these injured.
Analysis of Sampdoria
The visiting team is currently in 6th place with 26 points, after 8 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Bologna by (3-0). In the last match, lost at home to Lazio by (1-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 8 points and 18 visitors in their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 7 goals conceded at home, against 8 goals scored and 13 suffered as a visitor. In the last 7 away games for the championship, Sampdoria has won 2, 2 and 3 draws, having won 8 points out of 21. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 14 games for Serie A TIM, he suffered the first goal 5 times but managed to turn the score in 2. In the last 8 games out for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 3 of his 8 goals between minutes (31 ‘-45’).
The Sampdoria team arrives at this game with a defeat against Lazio by 1-2, adding in this way the second defeat in the Italian league: the only goal of the team was marked by Zapata. In this away game it is expected that coach Marco Giampaolo will line up in the usual 4-3-1-2 with Zapata and Quagliarella being the most advanced men on the team: the second player is Sampdoria’s top scorer with 7 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Strinic and Linetty.
Cagliari – Sampdoria : Betting Tips
Cagliari – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70