Sampdoria vs Napoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Monday, 3 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genoa).
Napoli will be looking to extend their winning streak across competitions to three games when they take on 16th-placed Sampdoria on Monday.
Sampdoria vs Napoli: Match Preview
The Blucerchiati failed to make amends for a poor showing against Lazio (1-5) as they were held to a scoreless draw by ten-men Sassuolo. After a rather dull first half, Sampdoria pushed on in the search for a winning goal but were unable to convert any of their goal-scoring chances.
After collecting five points from their last five league matches, Samp are sitting at sixteenth position in the Serie A standings, five points above the relegation zone.
Claudio Ranieri’s troops have recorded three wins, four draws and four defeats at the Luigi Ferarris, averaging a goal scored per game, whilst conceding 1.09 in return. They have earned seven points from their last five home games (2W, 1D, 2L).
Napoli’s season appears to be back on track after knocking holders Lazio out of the Coppa Italia and snapping their three-game losing streak in the league with a well-deserved 2-1 victory over table-toppers, Juventus.
With 27 points on the board, the Parthenopeans are tenth on the ladder, four points off of the Europa League spot. They will be looking to keep the winning momentum going when they take a trip to Genoa on Monday.
The Azzurri have racked up thirteen points from their ten games away from Stadio San Paolo, netting 1.70 goals per match and shipping 1.50. They have posted one win, two draws and two losses in their last five away fixtures.
Sampdoria vs Napoli: Team News & Probable Starting Lineups
Season is over for A.Ferrari (12 games – 0 goals), whilst Vieira (18/0) and Depaoli (14/0) are questionable. Bereszynski (14/0) is suspended.
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero – Depaoli, Colley, Tonelli, Murru – Linetty, Thorsby, Ekdal, Ramirez – Gabbiadini, Quagliarella
Malcuit (3/0) is a long-term absentee for the guests; Allan (14/1) and Ghoulam (5/0) will be evaluated before the game.
Napoli (4-3-3): Meret – Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic (Koulibaly), Manolas, Mario Rui – Fabian Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski – Callejon, Milik, Insigne
Sampdoria vs Napoli: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (39 games): Sampdoria 8 Wins, Napoli 22 Win, 9 Draws.
- On average 3.26 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at Luigi Ferraris.
- Napoli have won six of their last seven outings against Blucerchiati.
- The Azzurri have scored two goals or more in nine of the last ten H2H meetings.
- At least three goals have been scored in four of their last six encounters at this venue.
Sampdoria vs Napoli: Prediction
The visitors have restored their confidence with back-to-back wins across competitions. They have a favourable schedule coming up that they have to take advantage of if they want to turn their season around, starting from Sampdoria game. I’m willing to back them here.
I will also pick Napoli’s captain Lorenzo Insigne to score anytime at fantastic odds. The italian international rekindled some of his old form as he bagged four goals in last four games for the club.
Sampdoria vs Napoli: Betting Tips
Napoli To Win @ 1.85
Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) To Score Anytime @ 2.90.