Sampdoria vs Genoa
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 1 November 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Luigi Ferraris Stadium.
Sampdoria have seen a troubled start of the campaign but picked it up recently and host Genoa for their city derby in great shape. They connected a four-match winning streak since early October and they’ll now be looking for more of the same, desperate to challenge a top 6 spot as they sit just behind Juventus and Atalanta.
La Samp beat Fiorentina (1-2) ahead of the break and built on it with six points in important games against Lazio (3-0) and Atalanta (1-3). They also beat Salernitana (1-0) in Coppa Italia with a rotated lineup midway through the week and we do feel Claudio Ranieri has a lot to build on, with Fabio Quagliarella leading once again.
Genoa haven’t really been able to replicate such success against the big guns. They saw a thrashing loss in the hands of Napoli (6-0) and earned a point against Verona (0-0) only to see a 0-2 home loss to Inter Milan more recently. They did beat Catanzaro (2-1) in Coppa Italia but it feels Grifone are a long way from their best – with a desperate need for points to escape the immediate danger zone early on.
Sampdoria vs Genoa Head-to-head
We’ve been used to tight clashes between the sides lately, with a winning margin of more than a single goal seen just once in last five games.
Genoa snatched a 1-2 win in July, as Criscito and Lerager found the net.
Sampdoria bagged two wins in a row beforehand and now look to return to such a streak in Derby della Lanterna.
Sampdoria vs Genoa Prediction
We do see La Samp making it happen and we will now stick with them to build on a four-match winning streak here. We’ll back Sampdoria at 1.90, which feels like great value although derby days are never a usual contest and it promises great excitement at Luigi Ferraris Stadium once again!
We thus hope to see goals and we’ll go for a high-scoring occasion with Over 2.5 Goals FT at 1.72. Genoa have been unpredictable in the attacking third and struggled for consistency but we feel they’ll be a great challenge here.
We thus hope to see them make an impact and Sampdoria will have to outgun them if they’re to secure the points.
Sampdoria vs Genoa Betting Tips
Home win @ 1.90
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.72.