Spezia vs Sampdoria
Italian Serie A
Date: Monday, 11 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadio Alberto Picco, Spezia.
All teams that got promoted from Serie B last season are obviously full of surprises. Spezia have caused the most recent one, managing to beat Napoli on the road even though they had one man sent off in the second half. Those massive three points have helped them to exit the relegation zone after a long time. Can the successful streak continue?
Squad from Alberto Picco will have the honours to close the action for 17th round on Monday night against Sampdoria. Interestingly, their opponents orchestrated big surprise during the mid-week as well, beating Inter Milan in Genoa. We are surely going to see an interesting clash. In terms of the odds, visitors are warm favorites for the win at 2.30 rate.
Spezia vs Sampdoria Head-to-head
Considering this is Spezia’s debut season among the elite, fact these two teams never met in a competitive match is not surprising.
There were two friendly matches in 2019 and 2018 though. Spezia won the first one 2-1, Sampdoria returned the favour later on with a 5-2 win.
Spezia vs Sampdoria Prediction
Spezia and Torino are the only two teams in the league which failed to secure one single victory at home venue. Current stats of Little Eagles here are three draws and five losses, with 8-17 goal difference. As you can see, they rarely stop opposition from scoring. Strikers have been on the spot though, managing to score in eight out of last nine appearances across competitions.
The most dangerous player is Mbala N’Zola who added eight goals to his name already. After the abovementioned victory against Inter Milan, Sampdoria have climbed up to 11th place with 20 points, which is way more comfortable than situation from November. There were 23 goals scored in their eight away days, so we feel that Over 2.5 goals is the safest way to approach this fixture.
Spezia vs Sampdoria Betting Tips
Both teams to score in the first half @ 4.33
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80.