Sassuolo vs Sampdoria
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 6 May 2018
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK,
Venue: MAPEI Stadium (Reggio Emilia).
Sassuolo stumbled last round as they lost 4-1 to Crotone. That means the Neroverdi missed a major opportunity to seal a spot in Serie A last weekend but they have a good chance to earn top flight status this time around as they take on Sampdoria this weekend.
Sampdoria’s away form gives Sassuolo hope. The visitors are quite bad in their travels, having built their standing on strong home form, and they’re desperate to sneak into a European football spot. However, given that two of their remaining games are on the road that could be a problem for them, as they have even lost away to Benevento – not an impressive feat for a team wishing to feature in the Europa League next term.
Three points from seventh place, they will need to actually win all of their next terms. They have lost 10 of their 17 away games and eight of their last 10 on the road. During that run, they have shipped at least two goals in 11 of their last 15 road fixtures, which will give Sassuolo some hope. The Neroverdi, meanwhile, have been steadily improving at home after a spell where oddly enough, they were doing better on the road than at their own home ground.
Sassuolo are right now unbeaten in their last five at home and notably just beat Fiorentina here, so they’re steadily growing in confidence, so expect them to take advantage of Samp’s traveling woes to pick up at least a point.
Sassuolo vs Sampdoria: Head to head
- Sampdoria have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches
Sassuolo vs Sampdoria: Prediction
Sampdoria’s bad away form will likely cost them here, so Sassuolo could certainly get something out of this one as the visitors haven’t been consistent enough on the road to secure a top six finish.
Sassuolo vs Sampdoria: Betting tips
- Under 2.5 goals at 1.98
- Sassuolo to at least DRAW at 1.35.