Frosinone vs Sampdoria
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday 15 September 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Benito Stirpe (Frosinone).
Sampdoria have only played two games so far after the Genoa bridge collapse but come into this match having shocked pretty much everyone by beating Napoli 3-0 in their last game before the international break.
However, that was a home fixture. They lost to Udinese, showing yet again that they continue to struggle on the road and that was a problem for them last term.
Although certainly they seemed to want to build their season off strong home results, even that was not enough to earn them a spot in the Europa League as they were beaten at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and one can’t win all their home games.
They will be hoping to improve their away form at the expense of Frosinone, a team who are aiming not just to win their first Serie A game but score their first goal.
Predictably, they have struggled in their sophomore season in the top flight. Last time around they went down without much fuss and although they were crushed by Atalanta they put in a good fight against Lazio, only to lose that match narrowly.
Sampdoria will naturally hope that beating Napoli will be the sign of great things to come, but last season saw them pull off a strong home result only to slip up on the road against a minnow.
Their defense has cost them in their travels and that is something Frosinone will be desperately hoping to exploit as they look to finally start putting both some goals and some points on the board.
Frosinone vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head statistics
- Sampdoria have lost 8 of their last 9 away matches
- Sampdoria have lost five in a row on the road
- Overall, Sampdoria won just four of their 19 away games last season
- Frosinone’s only win so far in Serie A against Sampdoria has come at their home ground
Frosinone vs Sampdoria: Prediction
Although Frosinone have yet to score or win a game this season, Sampdoria have a lousy away record.
They have lost five in a row on the road and have been beaten in eight of their last nine in their travels. All in all they won just four of their 19 away fixtures last season and already have lost one away game this term.
The hosts will be determined not to miss this opportunity and they should be able to avoid a loss against a team who have one of the worst traveling records in the division.
The fact that Sampdoria lost on the road last season to teams like SPAL (3-1), Sassuolo (1-0), Chievo (2-1), and even relegated Benevento (3-2) will give Frosinone even more hope of getting some kind of result.
Frosinone vs Sampdoria: Betting tips
Frosinone – Double chance at 3/4 (1.75)
BTTS – Yes at the odds of 4/5 (1.80)
Under 2.5 goals at 9/11 (1.81).