Lazio vs Sampdoria
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Lazio managed to see off Fiorentina in a thrilling encounter midweek, and they will be hoping to take advantage of Sampdoria’s bad away form as they continue their push for a Champions League spot.
It was an impressive comeback, especially as they were 2-0 down at one point in the game. However, both Inter and Roma also won midweek, so they weren’t able to make much inroads. At this point, there is only one point between three teams all battling for the last two Champions League spots.
Meanwhile, Sampdoria are also hoping to make their own push for the Europa League. They come into this game having earned a narrow win over Bologna, but their away form is lousy, to say the least. They’ve won just four on the road and have lost nine of their last 16 away fixtures.
Lazio, meanwhile have lost just four times on home turf and put on a very impressive showing against Fiorentina. Sampdoria’s leaky back-line is bound to suffer here, as the Biancocelesti have scored in their last 12 meetings with Sampdoria in the league. The visitors have shipped at least one goal in all of their past five games but at the same time, they have managed to score against Napoli, Inter, and Fiorentina – so they could cause some problems here.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head
- Lazio are undefeated in their last 6 matches
- Lazio are undefeated in their last 12 home matches against Sampdoria in all competitions
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 35 of Lazio’s last 42 games
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Sampdoria’s last 10 away games
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Prediction
Lazio look set to come out on top here, but Sampdoria could cause problems, as the Aquile have only managed one clean sheet against a team competing in the top eight – meaning that they could nick a goal.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Betting tips
- Under 3.5 goals at 1.68
- BTTS – YES at 1.76
- Lazio – WIN at 1.30