Palomino, Jose Luis
Sampdoria and Atalanta meet at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in a match for the 27th matchday of Serie A. Sampdoria won away (0-1) from the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 07-10-2018. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time they faced this stage was on 10-15-2017, in a match for Serie A, which ended Sampdoria's (3-1) win. The goals of the match were scored by D. Zapata (56 '), G. Caprari (59') and K. Linetty (68 ') for Sampdoria and B. Cristante (21') for Atalanta. In this meeting the house factor could play an important role, since Sampdoria presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor. After 11 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses, the home team is in 9th place, having won 39 points. In the last game, he won the SPAL away for (1-2), after having won (1-0) at home in a game against Cagliari. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Sampdoria have 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 19 points out of 30. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 'was 0-0, which occurred in 5 of their 12 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In the 26 games he played in this event, he only managed 2 rounds in 13 games in which he suffered the first goal. There have been 1 period in the last 12 home games for this competition: they scored 7 of their 20 goals in the minutes (61'-75 '). Sampdoria enter this motivated game after a 1-0 win away to SPAL: Quagliarella struck twice, allowing their emblem to score three points. The home club usually plays on a tactical system in 4-4-2, favoring a more defensive style of play by attacking through the central aisle. Sampdoria are a team that likes to play in their midfield, with the goal of trying not to concede too many spaces to their "enemy". When it invests in the counterattack, it normally does it through the left aisle, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by the side room. Coach Marco Giampaolo will not be able to rely on Gastón Ramírez and Gianluca Caprari for being injured.
After 12 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 8th place, having won 41 points. In the last game, they beat Fiorentina at home (3-1), having lost in a 2-0 win against Torino in the previous game. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 32 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with a total of 26 goals scored and 15 conceded. For the championship, Atalanta had 18 points out of 30, after 6 wins and 4 losses in their last 10 away games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of his last 10 matches, but his attack has been regular, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency for goals to be scored, as 9 of his last 13 games for this competition have finished with over 2.5 goals. In 26 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 14 times and only managed 3 rounds. Atalanta enter this motivated round after a 3-1 home win against Fiorentina: Ilicic, Gómez and Gosens signed the "goals" of the win. The visiting club usually plays on a tactical system in 5-2-3, favoring a more defensive style of play, attacking through the side aisles. Atalanta are a team that likes to play in their midfield, with the goal of trying to surprise their opponents through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does it through the left aisle, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by Gosens. For this game the foreign technician should have all the players at his disposal.