Sampdoria vs Bologna
Italian Serie A
Date: 18th April 2018, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Janov).
Sampdoria made an impressive start to the 2017/18 season. But there is little left on their plate owing to a poor run since March.
They lost 3-0 at Juventus on the weekend which is not a surprise result at all. But the defeat leave them with only 1 win from the last 6 or 4 points from a possible 18. This resulted in falling out of the top 6 in the league table, the Europa League zone where they spend most of their season.
Yet, the Samps drew Genoa and won against Atalanta just before the trip to Turin. So, the head coach Marco Giampaolo will be confident on a win on Wednesday.
Bologna had a decent start to the campaign as well, yet not that spectacular like their Wednesday’s hosts. They didn’t have the consistency to carry on steaks and thus never looked like a team capable of making the European qualification zone.
Things haven’t gone well for the Rossoblu since the break of 2018 and the team managed a humble 3 wins and 2 draws from their last 11 while losing 6. All those wins came at their own backyard, which means they are yet to win an away game in the calendar year 2018 (1 draw and 5 losses from 6 games).
Bologna are sitting at 11th and two spots behind Sampdoria, but there is a 10 point gap between the two teams.
Sampdoria vs Bologna: Head-to-head
There are no away wins in the last 18 Serie A meetings between Bologna and Sampdoria. Home teams won 11 times with the remaining 7 are drawn.
Bologna bagged a comfortable 3-0 win earlier this season, and that was their fifth match on the bounce without a draw.
Sampdoria’s recent home record against Bologna is 7 wins and 3 draws from 10 games.
We cannot convincingly draw a goal scoring trend regarding over-under or btts from their last 24 meetings in all competitions.
Sampdoria vs Bologna: Predictions
The Samps still remain a strong bunch while playing in front of their home crowd. Having won 10 and drawn 3 of their 16 games here so far, they are ranked 5th best in the home table.
We have already discussed the struggles of Bologna on the road. Adding this to their poor record at the Luigi Ferraris, a home win is inevitable here.
Sampdoria vs Bologna: Bet Tips
Sampdoria to win @ 1.91 with William Hill
Over 1.5 goals for Sampdoria @ 1.86.