Torino vs Sampdoria
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico di Torino (Turin).
After the seven usual suspects in Italy, Torino and Sampdoria complete the list of sides that have a realistic chance to represent Italy, in Europe next season. They have both posted 45 points on the board so far, and are just three away from holding a playoff position to the Europa.
At this final stages of the season, a game between these two, direct competitors for the same spot, will figuratively act as a final. Going on, while Torino has the home advantage to lean on, Sampdoria has a better offensive line.
Obviously, a win in this tie would be beneficial two-folds, and either will be desperate to go after the three points.
Torino vs Sampdoria Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture for this tie saw Torino recording an away win of 1-4.
- The last four games in a row had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the last eight matches witnessed Torino getting on the scoresheet.
- Six of the last eight wins at this venue were recorded by Torino.
- The last Sampdoria won at this venue was back in 2014.
Torino vs Sampdoria Prediction
The biggest deciding factor in this game will surely be the home advantage. Torino has avoided a loss at this venue against this opponent for the last five years. Also, this season, Torino won four of their last five home ties, and seven of the last ten.
Furthermore, Torino was unbeaten in eight of their last nine overall games. H2h encounters saw them registering three of the last four wins, and six of the last eight at this venue. Importantly, despite being on the road, Torino won the reverse fixture of this tie, and that too with a 1-4 scoreline.
With a win in this game being worth more than the obvious three points, count on Torino to go after it with vigor, and emerge the victor.
The analysis does not end there though. Sampdoria has clearly a far better offensive line and has scored more away goals than even the mighty Juventus. They also netted goals in 12 of their last 13 away ties this season. And finally, 16 of the last 18 h2h ties also saw the team repeating the feat.
While Torino will be taking the win, do not expect them to keep a clean sheet.
Torino vs Sampdoria Betting Tips
Torino to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).