Hellas Verona vs Sampdoria
Italy Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadio Marc’ Antonio Bentegodi, Verona.
Hellas Verona have caused so many issues for top tier teams in Italian Serie A this season, and they showed zero intention of stopping. Lazio was the victim last weekend, losing to Mastiffs at home venue 1-2 FT. Those points helped Verona to maintain solid 7th place ahead of Wednesday’s clash against Sampdoria at Marc’ Antonio Bentegodi Stadium.
Visitors are going through very rough period after collecting only two points from the last six divisional games. If this trend continues, Sampdoria might slip into the relegation battle very soon. They are labelled as the underdogs going into this clash – the current price you can get for home win is at 2.15 rate.
Hellas Verona vs Sampdoria Head-to-head
The last three head to head matches between these teams were always won by the home team – twice by Samdporia, one by Hellas Verona. Last season’s duels ended 2-0 for Mastiffs at this stadium, 2-1 in favour of Doria at Luigi Ferraris.
Four out of the last five h2h’s ended Under 2.5 goals.
On all time stats table, Sampdoria is doing better with nine wins, seven draws and only three losses in 19 games.
Hellas Verona vs Sampdoria Prediction
It would be disrespectful to say that Hellas Verona were lucky in last Serie A match when they defeated Lazio. This squad has also won duel against Atalanta, while snatching one point against Juventus and AC Milan earlier this season.
It is not a big secret that Croatian head manager Ivica Juric prefers defensive approach to every single game, so usually matches versus mid or low tier squads end with low number of goals.
Antonin Barak has been the most valuable player so far with three goals and two assists. Fans were expecting to see much more from Nikola Kalinic, but this striker has been completely out of rhythm.
Sampdoria have lost 50% of matches on the road this season, but played very decently on Sunday against Napoli. Eventually they were narrowly defeated 1-2. Verona’s defense kept only one clean sheet in the last five outings, so BTTS is the safest approach in our opinion.
Hellas Verona vs Sampdoria Bet Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.63
Draw @ 3.50.