Sampdoria vs SPAL
Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Sampdoria and SPAL will both seek for the end of their respective dismal runs when they come face to face in the battle for the Coppa Italia quarter-final on Tuesday evening. Le Samp began the new season in a promising fashion, but they made it five straight games without a victory to drop out of the top half of the Serie A ladder.
Marco Giampaolo’s men at least managed to end a three-loss streak after the international break when they shared spoils in a 1-1 draw to bitter rivals Genoa in Derby della Lanterna. Nevertheless, it’s still far from where the fans want to see Sampdoria who entered the season with ambitions of challenging Europa League positions. Can this Coppa Italia tie be a turning point of the season for them?
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between the two teams.
They both won respective home fixtures in the previous term of Serie A (2-0 and 3-1).
Le Samp saw off Spallini when outfits met each other in early-October in this term of Serie A (2-1).
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Prediction
SPAL are on a similarly poor thread coming into this one. They only took one point from past four league matches, a streak which saw them concede as many as 11 goals along. They won two and lost five of seven away matches so far in the season. Spallini earned this last 16 round tie thanks to a 0-1 victory over a Serie B opposition Spezia. Abdrea Petagna made the difference netting the only goal of the game for them back in August.
It’s fair to say both teams have been rather easy to break down of late which is why we see the BTTS as the best of betting options here. Since the quality is on Sampdoria’s side, the home win & BTTS looks to be the stand-out bet at 4.00.
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.05 (21/20)
Sampdoria to win & BTTS @ 4.00 (3/1).