21-year-old Nicolò Barella (CAG) has scored six times this season. However, he has been booked on eleven opportunities, so he could stand out for the right or wrong reasons here.
玩法 大分 指数 小分 进球数 大分(0.92) 2.5 小分(0.98)
Sampdoria produce more corners than average per game (6.06). In total, they have taken 48 more corners this season than Lópezs side (CAG).
Stat attack: When playing as the away side, Cagliari stand out in terms of aerial duels won per game (18.9). However, as a reflection of their occasional desperation, Cagliari also top the league in terms of fouls committed.
This is a match with considerably high stakes for both sides, as Sampdoria are still in the hunt for a Europa League qualification spot. Cagliari, on the other hand, need to accumulate points in order to rule out the possibility of relegation.
Players to watch: 35-year-old forward Fabio Quagliarella (SAM) is still a force to be reckoned with. His 18 goals account for 35% of his teams offensive production this season.
Leaving it late – More than 25 percent of Cagliari’s goals happen in the last 15 minutes of play. However, in contradiction, both teams have failed to win after trailing at half-time on a combined total of 19 occasions from 21.
With ten points earned in their last ten matches (W3, D1, L6), Marco Giampaolos side (SAM) will need to utilise their good home form, where their goal difference is +15, compared to the -17 they have on the road.
Six of the last ten duels between Cagliari and Sampdoria have seen more than 2.5 goals. Sampdoria are also undefeated at home to Cagliari since the 2012/’13 Serie A season.
Shot shy? On average, Sampdoria are outperformed by their opponents in terms of shots on target: 5.2 against 4.7. This has to change here, as Cagliari have conceded 1.65 goals per game when playing away this season.