Lazio vs Sampdoria
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Lazio are slowly losing ground on the likes of Napoli and Inter Milan in the battle for the second place in the Serie A ladder. They are now eight points behind Partinopei in second and five short of Nerazzurri in third coming into Saturday’s home match against Sampdoria.
Simone Inzaghi’s squad continued to struggle last weekend when they failed to see off the rock-bottomed Chievo away at Bentegodi. It was the fourth straight outing without a victory for Biancocelesti in all competitions. Lazio were even on their way to lose the last weekend’s match against Chievo when Sergio Pelissier opened up the scoring for Gialloblu midway through the first half. Nonetheless, Lazio’s talisman Ciro Immobile brought his team back on terms with an equalizer 25 minutes from time.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head
- Lazio were the dominant force in the history of head to head outings against Le Samp.
- Biancocelesti won 24, drew 8 and lost 9 of 41 matches against Sampdoria.
- Lazio head into this off the back of four subsequent victories against Le Samp.
- Biancocelesti bagged an impressive 15-goal tally in past four meetings with Le Samp.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Prediction
The visitors have reasons to hope for an end of their dreadful run in matches against Lazio. They will come into this as the form favourites following back-to-back wins over Bologna and SPAL. Fabio Quagliarella was the man who inspired the 4-1 drubbing of Bologna seven days ago with a brace, while Gregoire Defrel and Dawid Kownacki bagged a goal each in a narrow 2-1 victory over SPAL in mid-week’s Coppa Italia tie.
Nevertheless, Sampdoria were fairly easy to break down on travels lately. They allowed eight goals during the run of two defeats and a draw in last three matches on the road in Serie A. This, combined with Lazio’s inconsistency, makes the Over 2.5 goals Ft as by far the best of betting options here.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Lazio to win & BTTS @ 3.10 (21/10).