Sampdoria vs Empoli
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Kick-Off 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunaale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Empoli earned a glimmer of hope seven days ago when they saw off out-of-form Fiorentina 1-0 in front of the home crowd at Stadio Carlo Castellani.
Diego Farias scored his third goal of the season to make the difference on the day and bring Azzurri just two points behind Udinese in the safe zone. There is still plenty of time for Empoli to annul such deficit with three games left to play.
Nevertheless, it is fair to say the schedule works against Aurelio Andreazzolli and his men. Empoli are to play the likes of Sampdoria, Torino and Inter Milan before the end of the season. Their biggest chance to steal points might be Sunday’s 36th round clash with out-of-form and non-motivated Sampdoria.
Can the visitors take advantage of Le Samp’s slump in form to pull off a result at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris?
Sampdoria vs Empoli: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics completely favour Sampdoria here.
Le Samp won 13, drew 7 and lost 9 of 29 ties with Azzurri.
Sampdoria won 8, drew 3 and lost 3 of 14 home clashes with Empoli.
Le Samp picked up a demolishing 2-4 victory over Azzurri when they visited Stadio Carlo Castellani in this term of Serie A.
Sampdoria vs Empoli: Prediction
Marco Giampaolo’s men were not pulling up any trees lately. They lost four, drew one and won one of past six league affairs. Such spell of form caused the drop to 9th place in the Serie A ladder. It means Sampdoria basically have nothing but pride to play for in three remaining ties.
Le Samp allowed two or more goals in each of last here league fixtures, including last weekend’s 3-3 draw to Parma at Stadio Ennio Tardini. This season’s head to head encounter between these two likes produced a six-goal thriller and we would not be shocked to see a similar scenario this time around.
Sampdoria vs Empoli: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57 (4/7)
Both Teams To Score @ 1.50 (1/2).