Cagliari vs Sampdoria predictions- Sampdoria may remain in Serie A’s top six, but their defeat to Lazio last weekend put the surprise package firmly in their place. While Samp have pulled off some impressive home results this season, they suffered their first loss of the season at the Marassi, opening up a six point gap between themselves and fifth placed Lazio. Will this be the beginning of a dip from the Blucerchiati, or can they return to winning ways at Cagliari on Saturday?
Cagliari will be hopeful of getting a result here, after taking a look at Sampdoria’s away form this season. The visitors have won just twice in seven trips. Given that one of those victories came at their own ground in the away meeting with neighbours Genoa makes the Blucerchiati’s record on their travels look even worse, so will they slip up in this trip across to Sardinia?
Settling on a winner here isn’t easy, given that Cagliari have lost over half of their home matches this season. They’ve had severe issues defensively, having conceded 25 goals already this season. The hosts are likely to ship a few more goals here, with Sampdoria’s forward line making a vibrant start this season, which has lifted them in to European contention. The visitors have averaged two goals per game across their Serie A campaign so far, and they should threaten one of the worst defences in the league.
This should be an exciting game, as Sampdoria come here with some defensive issues on their travels. They’ve conceded in 71% of their away trips this term, letting in 10 goals across their last four games on the road. That’s seen them have a string of high scoring games, with over 2.5 landing in eight of their last nine. That will delight a Cagliari team who have scored twice in three of their last four home league games.
The hosts have seen both teams score all of their last five home games, including a 2-1 defeat to lower-league Pordenone in the cup in late November. All of those five have also seen at least three goals, so we expect an open game between these two teams. We’re backing both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in this game, which seems like great value. We’re also going for a 2-2 draw between these two sides, given that neither are really in winning form ahead of this match. Can you add anything to this Cagliari vs Sampdoria predictions article?