Sampdoria vs Torino
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 4 November 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa).
Sampdoria have slid down the rankings after failing to win their last two games and given how tight things are in the table, they could tumble further down if they fail to win their game against Torino.
The Granata are unbeaten in their last five games coming into this match but have just picked up just two points from their last two matches. The Blucerchiati, meanwhile, have picked up just one point. Both teams will be under a lot of pressure to get things right this Sunday as the battle for a European football spot starts to heat up.
Sampdoria come into this game having lost 3-2 to AC Milan on the road. Whilst their away form has not been as dodgy so far as it was last season, it has not been the strongest, either.
Meanwhile, at home, they were frustrated to draw 0-0 with Sassuolo, dropping two valuable points and this could really come back to haunt them as they chase a European football berth.
Meanwhile, visiting side Torino earned a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina in their last tie, but will have to make do without manager Walter Mazzarri, who is due to serve a one-match ban after being sent to the stands.
Like Sampdoria, Torino are also eager to qualify for European football after missing out last term and are part of that crop of sides who are all jostling to dislodge the likes of Fiorentina who presently occupy that coveted sixth-placed spot.
However, just like last season, draws are again costing the Granata once again, who so far have dropped points against Bologna and struggling Atalanta recently, and were very fortunate not to be embarrassed against relegation candidates Frosinone as they narrowly hung on for a 3-2 victory.
Sampdoria vs Torino: Head-to-head statistics
- Sampdoria are unbeaten in their last 12 home fixtures against Torino
- Four of the last six clashes between Samp and Torino have finished as a draw
Sampdoria vs Torino: Prediction
It goes without saying that both teams will be desperate for all three points here, but neither side have been in the most consistent of forms this season.
Torino again have dropped valuable points against the likes of Bologna and a badly performing Atalanta side, and were fortunate to escape with a win against Frosinone, whilst Sampdoria have had their ups and downs as well.
With both teams clearly hoping for a much needed three points, it indeed will be interesting to see if one can get the better of the other or if their efforts ultimately end up cancelling each other out, as four out of the last six meetings between Sampdoria and Torino have ended in a stalemate.
Sampdoria vs Torino: Betting tips
DRAW at 3.20
Under 2.5 goals at 1.75.