Sampdoria vs Lazio
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-Off at 17.00 UK
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa.
Another interesting Serie A encounter taking place this Saturday features Sampdoria, team which managed to recover from an awful start with a win against Fiorentina, and Lazio who have been struggling to regain form that made them title candidates in the previous campaign.
The visitors will also have a lot of players who participated intensively in international matches in the last two weeks, so fitness might be a small issue for Inzaghi’s boys.
Still, bookies see them as favorites for the win, currently priced at 2.00 odds. Let’s take a look at recent results and form of these two sides.
Sampdoria vs Lazio Head-to-head
There were 28 head to head duels between these teams in the past, and stats are heavily going in favour of the Sky Blues. Lazio have won 18 times, lost five, while five encounters ended without a winner.
Team from the capital scored an average of two goals in all duels against Sampdoria so far.
Sampdoria also lost the most recent three home games to Lazio SS.
Sampdoria vs Lazio Prediction
After the initial losses to Juventus (0-3 FT) and Benevento at home (2-3 FT shocking loss), Sampdoria’s fans finally got a reason to celebrate.
The squad went to Firenze as big underdog but returned home with three points in their pocket, winning the match 2-1 FT.
Veteran and one of the legends of this club Fabio Quagliarella scored the opener, while first win of the season was secured by Valerio Verre just seven minutes from the end.
Overall, team from Genoa doesn’t have super high expectations for this season. Anything but being close to the red zone will be considered as success.
Good form of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is surely encouraging for all Lazio fans and coach. Serbian midfielder singlehandedly defeated Norway in EURO qualifiers by scoring two goals. His Serie A appearances haven’t been that great though, but whole team is struggling with form.
Lazio are currently 9th with four points from three games. Home loss to Atalanta was truly painful to watch (1-4 FT).
The Sky Blues definitely have the quality to compete for the top. They have kept a big majority of roster that challenged Juve last season. We are backing them to conquer Genoa.
Sampdoria vs Lazio Betting Tips
Away win @ 2.00
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.05.