Genoa vs Sampdoria
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genoa)
Sampdoria will be looking to rekindle their form from a month ago when the team went on a four-game unbeaten run, beating the likes of SPAL (1-0) and Udinese (2-1), together with two draws with Lecce (1-1) and Atalanta (0-0).
Genoa vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (34 games): Genoa 11 wins, Sampdoria 14 wins, 9 Draws.
- Sampdoria have won 4 of the last 6 head-to-head games.
- Genoa failed to beat Sampdoria in last 7 outings when they were listed as hosts.
- Five of their last six encounters had under 2.5 goals.
- The Blucerchiati won the latest Genoa derby (2-0).
Genoa vs Sampdoria: Predicted Starting Lineups
Genoa (4-3-3): Radu – Criscito, Ghighlione, Romero, Biraschi – Sturaro, Schone, Cassata – Cleonise, Gumus, Pinamonti.
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero – Murru, Thorsby, Ferrari, Colley – Ramirez, Jankto, Linetty, Ekdal – Gabbiadini, Quagliarella.
Genoa vs Sampdoria: Prediction
Genoa are set to host the 99th edition of the Derby della Lanterna on Saturday. The Rossoblu’s, winless in six games, come into this match of the back of a feisty draw with Lecce. Thiago Motta’s men had a 2-0 lead at half-time, but completely lost the plot after the break as they conceded two and finished the game with nine men.
Sitting at 18th position, one point behind their archrival, ‘Il Grifone’ will try to bounce back and record their third victory of the season.
The Rossoblu have two wins, one draw and four losses with 8:10 goal difference at Luigi Ferraris this season, averaging 1.14 goals scored per bout, whilst conceding 1.43.
Pandev and Agudelo are suspended; Zapata, Lerager and Kouame are on the sidelines.
Seventeenth-placed Blucerchiati are still just above the pit following their latest league defeat to Parma at this venue. Claudio Ranieri’s side were rather unlucky in that one, it has to be said, as they wasted five goal-scoring chances, missed a penalty and got VAR’d big-time.
Sampdoria will be looking to rekindle their form from a few weeks ago when the team went on a four-game unbeaten run, beating the likes of SPAL (1-0) and Udinese (2-1), together with two draws with Lecce (1-1) and Atalanta (0-0).
‘La Samp’ logged two wins, three draws and three defeats at this venue, scoring 0.63 goals per game and shipping 1.13.
Injured Bereszynsky, Bonazzoli, Bertolacci and Depaoli are surely out for Saturday’s clash, Baretto is highly doubtful.
This is a Derby game, and anything can happen, but I have to give an edge to a ‘visiting’ side, Sampdoria, as they upped their game recently.
I’ll take them in DNB market, though, as the two sides can easily cancel each other out in a lively affair, hence the Both Teams to Score – Yes as my main bet.
Finally, I will take Fabio Quagliarella to score anytime. Last season’s Capocannoniere has bagged 3 goals in last four Lanterna derbies and he will be looking to make amends for missing a penalty vs Parma.
Genoa vs Sampdoria: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.82 (4/5)
Sampdoria Draw-No-Bet @ 1.90 (9/10)
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) to Score Anytime @ Evens (2.00).