Chievo vs Sampdoria: Preview and Predictions

Chievo vs Sampdoria
Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Cagliari).

Both Chievo and Sampdoria will hope that they can get back on track as they square off in their respective first fixtures post the international break.

The Flying Donkeys are hardly flying at the moment and they are actually just one point out of the drop zone. They sit in 16th spot, only ahead of 17th placed SPAL on goal difference. However, unlike Chievo, SPAL have actually improved as of late, and are unbeaten in their last four fixtures. Chievo, meanwhile have won just game since the beginning of December.

That being said, they are taking on Sampdoria, a team who have been quite poor on the road. In fact, Samp are a team of two tales this term. They’re quite strong at home and have been heavily reliant on that in order to try to force their way into Europa League contention. However, they saw that strong home form fail to help them out as they were humiliated 5-0 by Inter in their last game, with Mauro Icardi netting a poker.

In addition to that, their away struggles were highlighted as they recently shipped four against Crotone and were also beaten by Benevento. They have won just three times on the road, a stark contrast to the ten at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and that could complicate things for them here – despite Chievo’s bad form.

Chievo vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head

  • Chievo have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 games
  • Sampdoria have won just three away games all season (D3 L7)
  • Chievo have lost 7 of their last 8 matches
  • Prior to the win in the reverse fixture, Sampdoria were winless in their previous five league meetings with Chievo (D2 L3)

Chievo vs Sampdoria: Prediction

On paper at least, Sampdoria look like the favorites. Chievo have been quite poor, but Samp’s away form is a major source of concern, and they are coming into this game having been pummeled 5-0 at home. Still, whilst they failed to score in that game, scoring generally hasn’t been a problem for Samp, who have netted a solid 47 goals this term. Chievo have lost seven of their last eight, but playing at home, coupled with Samp’s less than impressive away record could see the Flying Donkeys turn things around here.

Chievo vs Sampdoria: Bet tips

  • Under 2.5 goals at 1.87
  • Chievo to at least DRAW at 1.36
  • BTTS – YES at 1.70.

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