Sampdoria and Cagliari meet at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in a match for the 25th round of Serie A TIM. The two teams tied (0-0) on 26-09-2018, the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league. 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 in this stage was 29-04-2018, in a game for Serie A TIM that ended with the victory of Sampdoria by (4-1). The goals of the match were scored by D. Praet (7 '), F. Quagliarella (26'), D. Kownacki (45 ') and G. Ramirez (87') for Sampdoria and L. Pavoletti to Cagliari. Although this is a game between 10th and 14th of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 7th place in home games and the 18th as a visitor. After 9 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses, the home team is in 10th place, having won 33 points. In the last match, they lost with the Internazionale away by (2-1), after in the previous game to have lost at home, in a game against Frosinone, by (0-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 20 points, against only 13 in their games as a visitor. For the championship, Sampdoria had 17 points out of 30, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in their last 10 matches at their stadium. In their domestic league games the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (4 out of 11 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 24 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard. Sampdoria arrive for this unmotivated round after a 2-1 defeat at the Inter Milan visit: the only goal of the team was scored by Manolo Gabbiadini. It is worth mentioning that Sampdoria's main goal is to finish in the top six of the Italian championship. In this game before his fans, coach Marco Giampaolo should keep the team in the 4-4-2, benefiting the maintenance of possession and organized attacks, however, the counterattacks are a very strong point. Fabio Quagliarella is one of the most dangerous players in the front, being this the best finisher of the team with 16 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count Linetty, suspended, outside Barreto and Caprari, injured.
After 5 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses, the visiting team is in 14th place, having won 24 points. In the last match, they beat Parma at home (2-1), having lost 3-0 in a game against Milan in their last match. This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 6 points as a visitor and 18 in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 11 goals conceded at home, against 7 goals scored and 24 suffered as a visitor. In the championship, Cagliari won 3 points in 30 chances, after 3 draws and 7 losses in the last 10 games they played as a visitor. For this competition, it registers a sequence of 4 defeats in the last games like visitor and has not won any of the last 10 games outside its stadium. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 'was 1-0, which occurred in 6 of his 12 matches. The team allowed their opponents goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. There is a tendency to have goals in their away games, as 11 of the last 12 matches they played for this competition ended with over 1.5 goals. In 24 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 15 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 highlights in the last 12 matches played as a visitor to this competition: he scored 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (76'-90 '). Cagliari arrive for this match with a 2-1 win at Parma, putting an end to the five games followed without winning in this competition: Pavoletti scored both goals of the team. Coach Rolando Maran normally opts for four plays in defense, three in the midfield and three in the attack, Pavoletti being the team's most advanced player. The athlete referred to above is the best Cagliari finisher with 9 goals scored. Artur Ionita is one of the most important pieces in the style of game of the visitors, being this owner of great technical quality and vision of game. For this game the coach will not be able to count on João Pedro due to suspension.