Sampdoria vs Genoa
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019
Kick-Off 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Bragging rights will be at stake on Sunday afternoon when bitter city rivals Sampdoria and Genoa are set to battle it out in a big Derby della Lanterna. Both outfits are looking for a way out of the crisis caused by a streak of defeats in last couple of weeks.
Le Samp’s ambitions of challenging positions leading to European competitions next season suffered a massive blow with back-to-back losses to direct rivals Torino and Roma in last two rounds. Marco Giampaolo’s men surprisingly failed to produce in the final third in these outings. Can they regain the attacking confidence by netting multiple goals past fierce city rivals here?
League’s top scorer and Serie A veteran Fabio Quagliarella will be highly motivated to find the back of the net at least once against Genoa. Knowing about the “visitors” lack of defensive meticulousness, we can easily see Quagliarella scoring a goal on Sunday.
Sampdoria vs Genoa: Head-to-head
Sampdoria are unbeaten in last five meetings with Genoa.
Le Samp were on a three-win thread before last two H2H clashes in Derby della Lanterna ended in low-scoring draws.
None of past four head to head affairs produced three or more goals.
Genoa scored only one goal in past five meetings with Le Samp.
Sampdoria vs Genoa: Prediction
I Rossoblu are yet to secure survival in the elite tier of Italian football. They are only six points above the red zone line. Cesare Prandelli’s men will, however, enter this clash with an improved confidence after holding second-placed Napoli to a 1-1 draw last weekend away at Stadio San Paolo.
The achievement is greater if we know Genoa did it with ten men on the pitch, but again we have to say Partinopei clearly lacked motivation in that affair. Prior to this draw, I Rossoblu stunned leaders Juventus 2-0 and lost back-to-back outings to Udinese (2-0) and Inter Milan (0-4).
The quality is no doubts on Sampdoria’s side and we find the value in backing their victory at the odds of 2.37. Fabio Quagliarella is 1.95 to score anytime.
Sampdoria vs Genoa: Bet Tips
Sampdoria to win @ 2.37 (11/8)
Fabio Quagliarella to score anytime @ 1.95 (19/20).