Napoli vs Sampdoria
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 7th January 2017
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK/20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo (Naples).
SS Napoli went on to the winter break on the back of a terrific goal scoring form. They scored 16 goals in the 4 Serie A games in December, taking the tally to 40 goals in 18 games to become the highest scoring team in the league. Napoli are unbeaten in their last 7 league games, a run that took them to 3rd in the Serie A standings.
Sampdoria are 13th in the league standings after having an inconsistent first half to the 2016/17 season. They did relatively well at home as 17 of their 23 points came at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. While they managed only 1 win from their 9 away games. Despite the poor showings in away games, Sampdoria have only missed out on scoring just once on the road so far this season.
Napoli vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head stats
Napoli are unbeaten in the last 11 home games against Sampdoria with 7 wins and 4 draws. However, Sampdoria managed to hold Napoli to a draw in their last visit to the San Paolo.
Sampdoria’s last win against Napoli in home or away matches can be dated back to the 2009-10 season. They are currently looking for their first win over Napoli after 10 matches of win-less run with 3 draws and 7 losses.
Napoli vs Sampdoria: Prediction
The home versus away form and the head-to-head stats have all confirmed that Napoli are going to win this with ease. Bookies are offering a Napoli win at full-time at the odds of 1.30 which is not worth investing on. But, looking at the goal-scoring form of the hosts we can be certain that they will be able to score as early as in the first half. So the best pick for the match is Napoli to win HT/FT. Alternatively, we can also opt for the home side to win the first half.
Napoli vs Sampdoria: Bet Tips
HT/FT – Napoli/Napoli at 1.85 (6/7)
Napoli to win first-half at 1.73 (8/11).