Cagliari vs Sampdoria
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Thursday, 5 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Sardegna Arena (Cagliari).
Cagliari and Sampdoria will lock horns once again, just three days after their thrilling encounter in the league.
Cagliari vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (50 games): Cagliari 16 wins, Sampdoria 16 wins, 18 Draws.
On average 2.48 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at this ground over the course of history.
Both teams have scored in 4 of the last 6 head-to-head encounters.
Three or more goals have been scored in 6 of the last 7 games played at this venue.
Sampdoria have netted two goals or more in 4 of the last 7 outings vs Il Sardi.
Cagliari vs Sampdoria: Prediction
The two sides will lock horns once again, just three days after their thrilling encounter in the league (4-3).
‘Il Sardi’ progressed to 4th round of the Coppa Italia with a 2-1 win at home over Chievo. Since then, they’ve won 8 out of their 14 games in the league whilst playing wonderful football along the way. Cagliari are now sitting at 4th position in the Serie A standings.
Rolando Maran’s side have recorded six wins, one draw and two defeats at Sardegna Arena across competitions, scoring 2.33 goals per game on average and conceding 1.44 per bout.
The Blucerchiati will be hoping to get their revenge for a heartbreaking loss on Monday and book their place in the final stages of the Coppa. Sampdoria have won the third Round tie with ease, beating Crotone 3-1 away from home, but went off the rails right after that, losing six of their next seven games.
That poor run of form cost head coach Di Francesco his job, with Ranieri replacing him as the man in charge. They’re looking much better under ‘Thinkerman’.
Sampdoria have logged two wins and six losses on the road in all competitions. They have an average of 1.25 goals scored per match, whilst conceding 2.13 goals per game.
The thursday’s hosts are having an excellent season so far, but I won’t back them to win this one. Serie A is Cagliari’s priority right now and they don’t have enough manpower to plan a deep Cup run.
Il Samp, on the other hand, would absolutely love to secure progress to the next round.
The revitalized Blucerchiati are favourites no. 1 to get out of relegation battle and there is no need to sacrifice the Cup right now – and they have a big, solid squad with players like Caprari and Rigoni ready to jump in.
Cagliari vs Sampdoria: Betting Tips
Sampdoria Double Chance @1.92
Both teams to score – Yes @1.87