Inter Milan vs Sampdoria
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano).
Inter returned to winning ways after three consecutive failures last weekend when they saw off Parma 0-1 away at Ennio Tardini. Nerazzurri claimed only one point in three rounds beforehand and the win over Crociati was of a massive importance of psychological basis ahead of the final part of the season. Luciano Spalletti’s men also kept a four-point cushion on fourth-placed Milan.
Nevertheless, Nerazzurri are in for another super important fixture on Sunday evening when they play host to top-half rivals Sampdoria at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The visitors sit ninth in the league ladder and are ten points shy of Inter in third at the moment.
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head
Inter dominated this match-up in the most recent history.
They won three on the spin against Blucerchiati netting an impressive nine-goal tally along the way.
Nerazzurri were especially dominant in home matches against Sampdoria (14 wins, 6 draws and only 3 losses in 23 H2H games at Giuseppe Meazza).
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria: Prediction
Sampdoria were genuine candidates for European spots just weeks ago, but the lack of consistency caused a drop own to 9th place in the league standings. Thy shockingly fell 0-1 at home to Frosinone seven days ago. It was team’s second straight defeat which followed a 3-0 loss against Napoli at San Paolo.
Blucerchiati generally played much better on the home patch so far in the season. They won 3, drew 4 and lost 5 of 12 league games on the road this term conceding as many as 21 goals in the process. Inter’s attacking line struggled for efficiency of late without Mauro Icardi in the squad, but we have to praise their rock-solid defense which shipped only three goals in last six matches in all competitions.
Inter come into this in higher spirits after a pair of two separate 0-1 wins over Parma and Rapid Vienn (on Thursday night in Europa League). They conceded just five goals in eleven home matches in this term of Serie A which is why we will back their clean sheet as the main bet at 2.20.
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria: Bet Tips
Inter Milan to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1).