Sampdoria vs Lazio
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa).
Sampdoria took down Juventus in their final game of the previous season, but truth be told, their foes already had a colossal lead at hand in the table and had fielded a far from strong line-up. Nevertheless, the hosts went unbeaten for three games in a row and consequently came in ninth in the league behind the very opponent that they will be taking on in their opener.
Lazio rounded up their respective campaign with a 3-1 loss against Torino on the road. Yet, they still managed to finish on top of Sampdoria with a six-point advantage and also made it into the group stages of the Europa League with a win over Atalanta in the finals of the Coppa Italia.
The visitors will be coming into the clash this week on the back of a very positive run in their preseason friendlies and could well come on top with all three points in this one.
Sampdoria vs Lazio Head to head (h2h)
- Five out of their last six clashes have seen Lazio clinch the win.
- Their previous encounter saw Sampdoria lose by a 2-1 scorecard.
- Sampdoria have not kept a clean sheet in their last five games in a running.
- All of the last seven meetings have been high scoring ones.
Sampdoria vs Lazio Prediction
Despite the apparent home advantage, it needs mentioning that Sampdoria have not been able to ensure a winning run of form and have just two wins in their last five Serie A games.
The away side, on the other hand, have been at the losing end just once in their previous five outings, that too across all competitions. Lazio have also been walking away with the bragging rights in their last three visits to this venue and are certain to hand Sampdoria an opening day defeat in their own backyard on Sunday.
Four of the last six goals that Lazio have scored here have come in the opening forty-five minutes of the game. Considering that three of their last five on the road in the Serie A have also come before the break, wait no further than the first half to see Lazio find the back of the net in this one.
Sampdoria vs Lazio Betting tips
Full-time result: Lazio @ 2.10 (11/10)
Lazio to score in first half @ 1.90 (9/10).