Sampdoria vs Lazio
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Lazio travel to Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris for Sunday’s Matchday No 34 tie against Sampdoria. Biancocelesti offered two completely opposite displays within last seven days. They shockingly fell 1-2 at home to rock-bottomed Chievo. The loss seriously halted their push for the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next year.
Simone Inzaghi’s men are now four points below the fourth-placed Milan and they can’t afford a failure in this super tough clash with Sampdoria. To make things worse for Inzaghi, he will be without Sergej Milinkovic Savic who got set off in the aforementioned loss to Chievo.
Nevertheless, Biancocelesti will head into this with an improved confidence after a brilliant showing in mid-week’s Coppa Italia semi-final against Milan. Lazio were the dominant side on the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play and they deservedly advanced to the final 1-0 on aggregate thanks to a goal from Joaquin Correa.
Sampdoria vs Lazio: Head-to-head
Lazio have always been an unpleasant opposition for Sampdoria.
Biancocelesti won four and drew one of past five meetings with Le Samp.
There were three or more goals scored in each of last six head to head affairs between the two sides.
Teams shared spoils in a 2-2 draw when they met each other in the first half of the season in December last year.
Sampdoria vs Lazio: Prediction
Sampdoria were also in poor touch lately. They fell 3-0 away at relegation strugglers Bologna last weekend. It was team’s third defeat in last four matches in Serie A.
Marco Giampaolo’s men normally found goals easy to come by throughout the entire season, but they struggled for creativity in the final third in the last couple of weeks.
Le Samp failed to find the back of the net in two of last three league fixtures. They lacked consistency in recent home outings as well. Sampdoria won three and lost three of past six home clashes in the league.
Recent head to head meetings may suggest an open affair here, but we have to find the value in the 2.10 odds offered for the Under 2.5 goals FT bet since both teams generally struggled for creativity in the final third recently.
Sampdoria vs Lazio: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10)
Draw at the half time @ 2.30 (13/10).