Sassuolo vs Sampdoria
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore (Reggio Emilia).
Two under-performing teams from the Italian league take on each other in this weekend fixture. Their mid-table status might be a little misleading since the recent results have been nothing short of that of a low-tier, relegation-threatened side.
Both have judiciously avoided wins for quite some time, and as such, home advantage should play a big role in the outcome of this fixture. Another reason for this claim is the fact that Sassuolo, our hosts may be devoid of a lot of wins even at home, but the same could be said of losses too. They have shown a very particular affinity towards draws this season.
In the meanwhile, Sampdoria has been struggling on the road and has definitely drawn the shorter straw here.
Sassuolo vs Sampdoria Head-to-head (h2h)
- Last four games returned three Sassuolo wins and a draw.
- Five of the last seven wins belong to Sassuolo.
- The last three matches returned just two goals combined.
- Since 2014, Sampdoria has not won at this venue.
- Five of the last seven meetings at this venue had under 2.5 goals.
Sassuolo vs Sampdoria Prediction
Sampdoria lost four of their last six matches and was winless in seven of their last ten. On the road, they won just two of their last ten trips. Moreover, the team conceded in their last ten away ties and two or more goals in eight of these ten.
Coupling these to the facts that Sassuolo was unbeaten in 21 of their last 25 home-ties, the team has won three of the last four h2h games, and the squad has remained unbeaten at home since 2014, the best tip automatically is for the hosts to avoid a loss.
Coming to goals, it has always been scarce whenever these took on each other. Five of the last seven encounters at this venue had under 2.5 goals, while the overall last three had the same stat as well.
Importantly, the last three games between these teams returned a total of just two goals, and Sassuolo managed just three goals in their last six general games.
Based on these observations, a low goal-scoring affair is on the cards.
Sassuolo vs Sampdoria Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sassuolo or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).