Inter Milan vs Sampdoria
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan)
The Nerazzurri, coming off a big defeat at Stadio Olimpico, will be eager to bounce back at the first time of asking when they host humble Sampdoria on Sunday evening.
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria: Match Preview
Inter Milan’s sixteen-game unbeaten streak in the league came to an end as they fell to a potentially season-defining 1-2 defeat at Lazio. Antonio Conte’s men took the lead at Stadio Olimpico through Ashley Young, but second half strikes from Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic turned the game around for the hosts.
The club is now third on the league table, two points behind Roman side and three points adrift of first-place Juventus. They will be eager to bounce back at the first time of asking when they host humble Sampdoria on Sunday evening.
The Nerazzurri are boasting the third best home record in the competition with seven wins, four draws and one defeat to date, scoring 1.92 goals per game on average and conceding 0.83. They have taken twelve points from their last six home games (3 wins, 3 draws).
The Blucerchiati’s hot-and-cold form continued with a humiliating 1-5 home defeat to Fiorentina. Claudio Ranieri’s side need to tighten up at the back, having conceded fifteen goals in their last five Serie A outings.
With one win, two draws and three defeats, Samps are fifteenth in the six-game form table and seventeenth overall, just one point above the relegation-threatened city rivals, Genoa.
Sampdoria have posted three wins, one draw and seven losses away from Luigi Ferraris, averaging 1.09 goals scored per match, whilst shipping two per game in return. The Sunday’s visitors have racked up seven points from their last five road matches (2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats).
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria: Team News & Probable Lineups
Inter will miss injured Stefano Sensi (12 games – 3 goals), Roberto Gagliardini (11/2) and young starlet Sebastiano Esposito (3/1).
Inter (3-5-2): Padelli – Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni – Candreva, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen, Young – Lautaro Martinez, Lukaku
The guests are set to be without A.Ferrari (12/0); new signing Askildsen (0/0) is questionable. Murru (22/0) and Gaston Ramirez (15/5) are suspended.
Sampdoria (4-3-1-2): Audero – Bereszynski, Colley, Tonelli, Augello – Linetty, Ekdal, Thorsby – Jankto – Gabbiadini, Quagliarella
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (48 games): Inter Milan 25 Wins, Sampdoria 9 Wins, 14 Draws.
- The Nerazzurri have won 15 of their 24 home matches against Sampdoria.
- Inter have won last five head-to-head meetings.
- The Milan-based outfit have scored two or more in four of their last five outings.
- At least three goals have been scored in five of their last six encounters.
Inter vs Sampdoria: Prediction
The hosts have a huge game coming up next week at Allianz Stadium vs Juventus and cannot afford another slip-up. This a must win game for Conte’s team and I’m confident they will claim three points on Sunday.
With a 2-0 scoreline hunch, I will grab Inter in -1.5 Asian Handicap and back Romelu Lukaku to score anytime. The big Belgian has bagged seven goals in his last eight league games for the club and I’m positive he will torment Samp’s fragile defence.
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria: Betting Tips
Inter Milan -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.07
Romelu Lukaku (Inter) To Score Anytime @ 1.73.