Sampdoria vs Benevento
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Kick-Off at 17.00 UK
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa.
Terrible run of four losses in the last five matches didn’t compromise Sampdoria’s membership card in Serie A last season. They ended that campaign in not so great 15th place, and judging by minor changes and transfers, club’s administration doesn’t have super-high ambitions for this year either.
Team from Genoa got easily defeated in the premiere match last week by the reigning champions Juventus. The first appearance at Luigi Ferraris is scheduled for this Saturday.
Opponent on the other side of the pitch will be Benevento, freshly promoted squad which had insanely high win rate in Serie B last season. We should see an interesting match with quite a few betting opportunities.
Sampdoria vs Benevento Head-to-head
These two teams have met only four times in the past – twice in Serie A, twice in Coppa Italia. Sampdoria have had more success by winning three games, losing one.
The total number of goals scored in those matches is 12, which averages exactly 3.00 per duel.
The most recent one was in top tier division in 2018. Benevento were the hosts and won the game 3-2 thanks to the goals of Massimo Coda and Enrico Brignola.
Sampdoria vs Benevento Prediction
Even though the first impression against Juve wasn’t great, Claudio Ranieri’s squad achieved some solid results during the summer and testing phase. They easily defeated Piacenza and Derthona with identical 3-0 score just before the new season started.
Stay of the veteran Fabio Quagliarella surely means a lot for efficiency, and his presence on the pitch surely means a lot for younger players. He was paired with Federico Bonazzoli in the first match, but they haven’t done much.
Benevento completely demolished all of the opposition in Serie B last season, leaving 2nd placed Crotone 18 points behind. Their recent goalless draw against Lazio is just another sign that this squad should not be underestimated.
We are expecting both teams to score at least once at Luigi Ferraris this Saturday. Draw seems like the most reasonable full-time option, but you should back it with small stake.
Sampdoria vs Benevento Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.67
Draw @ 3.50.