Bologna vs Sampdoria
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 20th April 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Bologna).
Bologna hangs above the relegation line by a whisker. They are 17th in the table and has just two points to fall on to avoid a boot to the Serie B. Another thing that worries fans is the fact that the team just above them in the table, Udinese, has a game in hand and already an extra point.
Sampdoria is in the upper tier, and five points below the sixth and last European spot. They do have an eight-point lead over Fiorentina, who lies just below them in the table. As such, the team is not wary of any immediate threat of being overtaken. This sense of security might be counterproductive, as they are devoid of a fear factor.
Bologna vs Sampdoria Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last seven matches in a row saw the home teams taking the three points.
- Six of the last seven games had the hosts of the day scoring two or more goals.
- The last a team on the road won was 13 years back.
- Sampdoria has recorded just a single league win at this venue, which was in 2003.
Bologna vs Sampdoria Prediction
H2h matches clearly show an overwhelming trend of home teams having it easy. In a time span of almost two decades, the number of times a team on the road won was just two. That too, a league victory was recorded just once.
Whereas, the last seven matches in a row saw the home teams recording three points. And, six of the last seven such games saw the hosts scoring two or more goals as well.
Do keep in mind that, Bologna was unbeaten in five of their last six games, and is on a winning streak of three ties in a row at home. On the other hand, Sampdoria lost two of their last three fixtures, and three of the last five on the road.
A win for the hosts is the logical conclusion. But taking into account the top-half placing of Sampdoria in the league table, we’ll go with DNB for the hosts.
In addition, since Sampdoria is desperate for points, and have scored in eight of their last nine fixtures, and in 12 of their last 13 on the road, expect the BTTS option to be checked this weekend by these two sides.
Bologna vs Sampdoria Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Bologna @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).