Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After sharing the spoils with Genoa in the Derby della Lanterna, Sampdoria will be looking to return to winning ways in the Serie A when they take on Cagliari on Matchday 26. La Samp aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their sixth home win of the process. Torregosa remains on the sidelines through injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Rossoblu, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Bologna, and they managed to get one, with the team escaping the relegation zone. Cagliari need to keep on improving their game if they are to secure the Serie A survival, but beating Sampdoria in Genoa is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Greece defender Lykogiannis returns from suspension for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Candreva):
Antonio Candreva is an Italian football player born on 28th of February 1987 in Rome. Candreva played in the youth academy of Udinese where he made his debut in season 2007/2008.
After playing for Livorno, Juventus, Parma, Cesena he transferred to Lazio Roma, which didn’t pay any transfer fee. Cendreva plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2009. Candreva didn’t play for the Italian team during the EURO 2012 but did during the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Candreva is a 181cm right-footed midfielder that is known for being multifunctional in the pitch. Because Candreva played for lots of clubs he is known for being very mature and having a great vision in the game. Candreva scored the most amount of goals in his career in the season 2013/2014. The only prize Candreva won was the Coppa Italia in 2012/2013 with Lazio Roma. Candreva’s nickname is Il Timido.
Highlighted Team (Cagliari):
Cagliari are a professional football club based in Cagliari, Sardinia. I Rossoblu (The Red and Blues) compete in Italian Serie A and the club’s biggest success came in 1970, when they won the national championship.
Cagliari finished the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of Juventus and it has to be noted that Luigi Riva led Cagliari to their first Serie A trophy.
I Rossoblu welcome their rivals at Stadio Sant’Elia and the capacity of the stadium is 16,000. In the 1993/1994 season Cagliari made it to the UEFA Cup semis, with the team suffering a loss to fellow Italian club Inter in the two-legged tie.
Giuseppe Pancaro helped Cagliari record a 3-2 win over Inter in the first leg, but I Rossoblu were hammered by the Nerazzurri in the second leg (3-0). Palermo are regarded as Cagliari’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the Derby delle Isole.