Cagliari vs Sampdoria
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK,
Venue: Sardegna Arena (Cagliari).
Sampdoria’s hopes in building their standing off their home form took a major hit last round as Inter snatched a late goal to earn all three points.
After a tense clash, Samp tried to finally push forward and were caught out by the Nerazzurri, much to their disappointment. Now they will have to get back on track as they travel to face Cagliari, who have won just one of their first five games and come into this game having lost to Parma.
Cagliari did beat Atalanta, but La Dea have been in a funk since the start of the season and the Rossoblu were able to take advantage of that. Overall they have won just one of their last five at the Sardegna Arena and Sampdoria will be desperate to pick up some points as away games were what really hurt them in the league table last season.
Marco Giampaolo has a very ambitious side who hope to feature in the Europa League and the Blucerchiati put on a powerful display in their last away game, which saw them crush Frosinone 5-0. That in itself is a big improvement from last term where they lost on the road against teams like Benevento, and they will be looking not to make the same kind of mistakes this time around.
Still, Cagliari are undefeated in their last nine here against Sampdoria. Will the visitors’ past away struggles cause them some problems, as the Sardinians managed to hold AC Milan to a draw at this same ground recently?
Cagliari vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head statistics
- Cagliari are undefeated in their last 9 home matches against Sampdoria in all competitions
- Cagliari H2H home record vs. Sampdoria: W10 D7 L2
Cagliari vs Sampdoria: Prediction
With Sampdoria looking pretty solid going forward and Cagliari’s dodgy defending – which has seen them concede twice against Parma, Sassuolo and even lose to Empoli, the visitors are looking good to score.
However, this is the same Cagliari side who did hold Milan to a draw at this ground, and Sampdoria overall are a finicky side on the road as they have lost to Udinese this season.
Cagliari vs Sampdoria: Betting tips
BTTS – YES at 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.90 (9/10)
Cagliari double chance at 1.44 (4/9).