Sampdoria vs Udinese
Italy – Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 26th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Janov).
The club from Genoa is still in the hunt for a Europa League spot. They are 8th in the table after 20 rounds have been completed. Scoring has been prolific compared to other teams in the league, as they have netted 35 times in the season. At the same time, their defense is not what we expect from an Italian team.
An unbeaten run that extended over 7 matches ended as they lost against holder Juventus in round 19. Another defeats followed, against AC Milan in the Cup. At present they are fresh from a draw against Fiorentina which finished 3-3. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their previous 5 matches in all competitions.
A 4 match win streak was active for Le Samp until that loss against AC Milan. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in their last 3 matches in front of the home fans and they had a clean sheet at normal time in all those matches.
Once Udinese was one of the top teams in the league, but that is all in the past now. They are struggling to finish inside the top 10 of the league. They are 15th at the moment after losing half of their 20 league matches so far.
The little Zebras are fresh from a home defeat to Parma in the league. The number of chances they missed to convert will come to haunt them at the end of the season. All 5 of their recent competitive games had less than 2.5 goals at the full time.
Davide Nicola’s side is winless in their last 6 matches on the road. This includes 3 defeats against teams like Inter, Empoli, and Bologna. Last 3 away games had less than 2.5 goals at the final whistle and they failed to score in all those matches.
Sampdoria vs Udinese: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Le Samp has a win and 2 defeats against Udinese in their last 5 meetings across all venues.
- Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches between them in Serie A.
- The hosts are unbeaten in 5 matches, including 3 wins against the little Zebras at this ground.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches played here.
- The hosts have scored 2 or more goals in 4 of those 5 matches at this venue.
- Udinese previously won a competitive match here against the hosts back in December 2012.
Sampdoria vs Udinese: Prediction
The Blue-Hooped has been unbeaten against these opponents since 2012. They are not going to lose considering the visitors are below par in away matches. Also, the hosts are on a 3 match win streak in the league matches. So a safe bet can be placed on the hosts to win this upcoming game with 1.88 odds.
Three of the recent home matches of Sampdoria had less than 2.5 goals at the full time. The same can be seen in the last 3 away matches of the little zebras. With 3 previous h2h matches between them also having a similar score we can bet on it to repeat again with 1.80 odds.
Sampdoria vs Udinese: Betting Tips
Sampdoria to win @ 1.88 (7/8).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).