Sampdoria vs Cagliari
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa).
Apart from the defeat to Atalanta, the hosts have won three of their last four league games. But the problems in defense still exist for the home side. They have conceded 54 goals from 32 matches and have scored 39 in return. At present they are 14th in the table with a mere 35 points.
The Islanders are also struggling to get three points on the board. They are currently on a two-match drawing streak with the latest one coming against Lecce. The inability to win or even score against a team placed in the relegation zone has raised questions about them in the last part of the league.
Sampdoria vs Cagliari: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Cagliari has a two-match win streak currently active against this opposition.
- Both teams have two wins each in their five last head to head fixtures.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those five competitive games.
- Both teams have also found the back of the net in all those three matches.
- The hosts have never lost to Cagliari in their latest six meetings here.
- The last time the visitors won at this ground was back in October 2012.
Sampdoria vs Cagliari: Prediction
After a string of disappointing results, Cagliari has managed to stay unbeaten in their last three matches on the road. Both the games they have drawn recently were against sides below them in the table. They only win in five previous league fixtures that came against a struggling Torino.
Samp has also picked up some wins mostly against relegation sides like Spal and Lecce. But they have lost seven of their 16 games at home ground.
Meanwhile, Cagliari is unbeaten in three away matches on the trot. So there is nothing much to separate these two teams and hence a draw is possible.
The visitors have failed to get in the score sheet in the last two games. But with the hosts leaking goals they will definitely be looking forward to improving on the scoring record.
At the same time, Samp has enough attacking power to break through the visiting defense as they have shown against Verona. So I am backing both teams to get goals on Tuesday.
Sampdoria vs Cagliari: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 3.60 (13/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).