Lazio vs Sampdoria
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Red-hot Lazio, now just four points behind second-placed Inter, will be looking to land their eleventh consecutive victory when they host Sampdoria on Saturday.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (44 games): Lazio 26 Wins, Sampdoria 9 Wins, 9 Draws.
- Lazio have 15-6-1 home record vs Blucherchiati.
- Lazio have scored at least two goals in last seven outings against Samp.
- At least three goals have been scored in last eight head-to-head meetings.
- Both teams have scored in seven of the last ten H2H duels.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Match Preview
The Biancocelesti have set a club record by recording their tenth consecutive Serie A win as they defeated Napoli thanks to Ciro Immobile’s sole goal and the winner. When the game looked destined to end 0-0, Gli Azzurri’s goalie David Ospina made a horrible mistake that led to a goal.
With 42 points on the board and a game in hand, the Roman outfit are just four points behind Inter and six points off of the top.
Lazio have a stellar home record with seven wins and two draws to date, netting 2.78 goals per game, whilst shipping 0.78. Simone Inzaghi’s side are riding a five-game winning streak at the Stadio Olimpico.
Lukaku (2 games, 0 goals), Marusic (6/1) are doubtful for the game; Lulic (17/0) is suspended.
Sampdoria moved five points clear of the dropping zone following a commanding 5-1 home win over fellow-strugglers, Brescia. Claudio Ranieri’s men toyed with the newcomers as they took 22 shots, 11 on target and produced 14 goal-scoring opportunities. Last season’s leading Serie A goalscorer Fabio Quagliarella stepped up with a brace after a four-game goal-drought.
The Blucerchiati have logged two wins, one draw and six defeats on their travels this season, averaging 0.89 goals scored per game and conceding 1.78 in return. They have earned seven points from last five away games (2-1-2).
Barreto (2/0) and Ferrari (12/0) are on the treatment table, Ramirez (11/3) and Depaoli (14/0) will be evaluated before the game.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Predicted Starting Lineups
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha – Radu, Acerbi, L.Felipe – Jony, Lazzari, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto – Immobile, Caicedo.
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero – Murru, Bereszznski, Colley, Chabot – Vieira, Ekdal, Thorsby, Linetty – Quagliarella, Gabbiadini.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Prediction
The hosts are hot favorites to land their eleventh straight league win and I believe they will do it, but odds are just silly, so I have to make some adjustments and add over 2.5 goals. At least three goals have been scored in six of the last seven Lazio home games.
With a 2-1, 3-1 hunch, I will take BTTS – Yes. Sampdoria are coming off of a massive confidence-boosting win and are yet to lose with more than a goal difference under Claudio Ranieri. I can see them scoring here, but Lazio should claim three points in the end.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Betting Tips
Lazio To Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.88
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.86.