Sampdoria vs Cagliari
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Sampdoria were genuine candidates for place in European competitions next season just a couple of weeks ago. However, they went on to lose three on the spin to drop down to 10th place in the league ladder. They are now five points shy of Atalanta in sixth place and as many as nine behind Milan in fourth. Can Marco Giampaolo’s men return to winning ways in the first game of Sunday’s Serie A schedule when they play host to Cagliari at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris?
The visitors were on the same thread of defeats of their own. They managed to bring it to an end last weekend beating Parma 2-1 at home. It was a super important victory for Rolando Maran’s troops who are now six points adrift of the danger area before two tough fixtures against top half sides Sampdoria and Inter Milan.
Sampdoria vs Cagliari: Head-to-head
The head to head stats is all level at 15 wins apiece, while 18 of their 48 encounters ended without a winner.
There were no goals when these two likes met each other in this term of Serie A in late-September last year at Sardegna Arena.
Le Samp were much more successful in H2H games on the home patch where they won 11, drew 9 and lost only 4 of 24 ties against I Rossoblu.
Sampdoria vs Cagliari: Prediction
Sampdoria’s only true slip-up during the mentioned series of defeats came two weeks ago when they lost 0-1 at home to Frosinone. The other two losses were on the road against the likes of Napoli and Inter.
This tie will provide a great chance for the hosts to bounce back. They played very well at Comunale Luigi Ferraris this season. Giampaolo’s men were on a four-win streak at home in Serie A before the mentioned defeat to Frosinone.
Cagliari found goals hard to come by away from home this season. Maran’s men bagged no more than seven for a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 8 defeats in 12 matches on the road in this term. We’ll go for the home win to nil here.
Sampdoria vs Cagliari: Bet Tips
Sampdoria to win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Sampdoria to keep a clean sheet @ 2.37 (11/8).