Sampdoria vs Atalanta
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 28 August, 2016,
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genoa).
Sampdoria started their 2016/17 Serie A campaign with a narrow 1-0 away at Empoli. The win was not pretty, but it was an important three points for Marco Giampaolo, who replaced Vincenzo Montella as the new head-coach for the new season.
While Atalanta were defeated 4-3 at home by Lazio in their opening game of the season. It was panic defending in the first half in which they let in three goals. A much improved performance in the second half helped them to pull back two goals, but Lazio will strike again to make it 4-2 before Andre Petagna scored in the injury time to lower the margin of defeat.
Sampdoria vs Atalanta: Head-to-Head
- The corresponding fixture of the last season between Sampdoria and Atalanta end in a goal-less draw, while Atalanta won their home fixture by 2-1.
- Atalanta failed to win in their last three trips to Stadio Comunale, with Sampdoria winning in two.
- Sampdoria have won in 6 of the last 8 home matches against Atalanta in Serie A, while they lost just once during the period.
Sampdoria vs Atalanta: Prediction
It is a battle between two teams of the similar stature who finished in the bottom half of the league table in the 2015/16 season. Sampdoria have a strong head-to-head record at home against Atalanta and this make them slight favourites for a win in Sunday’s fixture. However, judging by their current forms, there could end in a low scoring draw. So backing Sampdoria on a double chance is a better bet for this game.
Five of the last six home games of Sampdoria against Atalanta have witnessed under 2.5 goals, which is an alternate option for this match.
Sampdoria vs Atalanta: Tips
Double Chance – Sampdoria/Draw at 1.33
Under 2.5 goals at 1.67.