Sampdoria vs Hellas Verona
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genoa)
17th-placed Sampdoria are set to host high-flying Hellas Verona, unbeaten in nine league matches.
Sampdoria vs Verona: Match Preview
Sampdoria are set to entertain Hellas Verona in Monday’s league fixture. This match should be played behind doors.
The hosts have become notoriously unpredictable since the mid-season break as they posted two big wins, three big losses and, somehow, two goalless draws. They have picked up seven points from their last six league outings which puts them on fifteenth position in the recent form table.
With the win-draw-lose record of 6-5-13, Blucerchiati are currently occupying seventeenth place in the standings, one point and a game in hand over relegation-threatened city rivals, Genoa.
Sampdoria have posted three wins, four draws and six losses at the Luigi Ferraris this season, scoring 1.08 and conceding 1.62 goals per match on average. They have lost three of their last five home games.
The newcomers from Verona are currently riding an impressive nine-game unbeaten streak in the league, which includes four consecutive draws away from home.
Ivan Juric’s side are enjoying an excellent campaign, sitting eight in the Serie A table, four points behind sixth-placed Napoli with two games in hand. They will be looking to extend their fantastic run against an underachiving Samp on Monday.
The Scaligers have recorded three wins, five draws and four defeats away from Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, averaging 0.92 goals scored per game, whilst shipping a goal per bout in return. Hella Verona have taken seven points from their last five away fixtures (1W, 4D).
Sampdoria vs Verona: Team News & Probable Lineups
Ferrari (12 games – 0 goals) is out with a season-ending injury; Linetty (16/2) and Thorsby (13/0) are questionable to make it. Murru (22/0) and Ramirez (15/5) are banned.
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero – Bereszynski, Colley, Yoshida, Augello – Depaoli, Ekdal, Vieira, Jankto – Quagliarella, Gabbiadini.
Miguel Veloso (21/2) will miss Samp clash due to suspension. Borini (6/2), Danzi (1/0), Faraoni (24/3) and Pazzini (9/4) will be evaluated before the game.
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri – Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Gunter – Adjapong, Amrabat, Pessina, Lazovic – Zaccagni, Verre – Stepinski
Sampdoria vs Verona: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (18 games): Sampdoria 8 Wins, Hellas Verona 3 Wins, 7 Draws.
- Sampdoria have won 6 of their 10 home matches against Scaligers.
- On average 2.9 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at Luigi Ferraris.
- The Blucerchiati have scored two goals or more in five of the last six outings at this venue.
- The reverse fixture between these two sides finished 2-0 to Hellas Verona.
Sampdoria vs Verona: Prediction
The hosts are more desperate for a win here, but I don’t trust them to deliver. Instead, with a 1-1 score line feeling, I’ll go for a Draw at FT. The guests are tough to beat I can see them extending their unbeaten run.
Both teams have had two weeks off and I don’t expect them to go all-in from the get-go. I can see a rather nervy, hopefully goalless first half, and with that in mind, I will pick Under 1 (Asian Total) in the first 45 minutes.
Sampdoria vs Hellas Verona: Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.30
1st Half Goals: Under 1 (Asian Total) @ 1.80.