Sampdoria vs SPAL
Italian Serie A
Date: Monday, 1 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
SPAL enjoyed a scintillating start to the new season with back-to-back wins, but their form saw a massive slide in following weeks. The team led by Leonardo Semplici went on to win one and lose three of four games to drop down to eighth place in the league ladder.
The latest of failures came on Thursday evening when Spallini fell 0-2 at home to Sassuolo. Can they bounce back in the last fixture of the Matchday No 7 on Monday evening against Sampdoria away at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris?
The hosts are right behind SPAL in the league ladder, trailing by a single point. A win here would thus help Le Samp overtake their rivals in the standings and raised the spirits ahead of the away fixture against Atalanta next weekend.
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Head-to-head
The two teams only took on each other twice so far, following SPAL’s inaugural promotion to the top flight two years ago.
Both sides took comfortable wins at home (by two goals difference each) in last term H2H encounters.
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Prediction
It’s been somewhat of a roller-coaster ride for Sampdoria so far in the season. Marco Giampoalo’s troops notched as many as eight goals in back-to-back wins over Napoli and Frosinone, but went on to score no more than one in following three league ties.
The good news for Giampaolo is the rock-solid defense. Le Sao actually own league’s best defensive record with just three goals allowed in six games so far. They shipped only one in last five Serie A matches.
Given SPAL failed to find the back of the net in three of last four league matches, we do fancy Sampdoria’s clean sheet at the 2.50 odds here. The home win is obviously an option at 1.80. If you are looking for the anytime goal-scorer option, Gregoire Defrel should be your call. The Frenchman notched four goals so far for Sampdoria.
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Bet Tips
Sampdoria to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Sampdoria to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).