Napoli vs Sampdoria
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 13 December 2020
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Naples.
Napoli topped their Europa League group despite conceding late in a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad and they host Sampdoria in good spirits, with an unbeaten streak of five behind them. Gennaro Gattuso has ground to build on with his side 3rd and six points behind pace-setters AC Milan.
Partenopei have been furious in the league as they beat Roma (4-0) and Crotone (0-4) since late November. We have seen goals coming from all directions and with a very tough schedule to follow, they might need all they can get. Inter and Lazio clashes to follow could as well mean a lot in their top 4 battle and we expect Napoli to stay in shape for it.
Sampdoria have seen quite a contrasting run and dropped both into the danger zone and out of the Coppa Italia since early November. They fell victims to AC Milan (1-2) rather comfortably last week and causing an upset at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium should prove just as tough. The visitors have been scoring goals on the regular, though, and we do see them doing their bit in making this a thrilling contest.
Napoli vs Sampdoria Head-to-head
- Napoli beat Sampdoria in all of the last three head-to-head clashes.
- Partenopei scored a high total of nine goals and kept two clean sheets along the way too.
- Sampdoria last beat Napoli in September 2018, which was their only win in 18 games against the rivals since 2010.
Napoli vs Sampdoria Prediction
Napoli now come off as heavy favourites to turn it their way as well and we’ll back them to do so. We hope to see another exciting occasion in Naples and we’ll go for a Home win and Over 3.5 Goals FT, which combines to an enticing 3.00.
They impressed up front and should be able to outgun the struggling visitors. However, we expect Partenopei will need to do just that and we don’t see them keeping another consecutive clean sheet in Serie A on the day. We’ll go for a YES on Both teams to score at 1.70, as we feel Sampdoria will make an impact as well.
Napoli vs Sampdoria Bet Tips
Home win & Over 3.5 @ 3.00
Both teams to score YES @ 1.70.