LAZIO VS SAMPDORIA PREVIEW & PREDICTION
On Sunday, Sampdoria Genoa will travel to the Italian capital. At 14:00, the Stadio Olimpico Lazio will face Rome. In the first leg Lazio won the match extremely close 2-1. Looking back into the past, it becomes clear that there are always many goals in the duels between the two teams. Last season, the spectators saw ten goals in the Olympic Stadium in Rome! Also in the game from Sunday I expect many goals. With 79 goals scored Lazio put Rome the best offensive of Italy. Especially Ciro Immobile provides with its 27 hits for this value. Both teams have an extremely high goal average per game. In the games of Lazio Rome fall 3.7 goals – this is league record.
Also the games of Sampdoria Genoa are full of goals. On average, three hits per game. Therefore, in this case a goal-number bet is highly recommended. As the betting odds tend to be in a low range, bets with the tip on more than four or five hits are recommended.
Lazio Rome has been through turbulent weeks. In the Europa League, the Italians gambled a safe lead and in the championship they turned a crazy game against the Fiorentina. But first things first. Lazio Rome has been in the top third of the table since the beginning of the season. The chances for the Scudetto have been lost for a long time. After all, the qualification for the Champions League is still possible. Last Lazio enthused on Wednesday against the Fiorentina. After a 0-2 deficit, the captain turned on before the break and went with a draw in the cabin. Shortly after the break, Veretout scored his personal third goal in the match, taking his colors back into the lead. Lazio Rom also had an answer to this backlog, scoring twice to make it 3: 4 within three minutes. Thanks to this victory, the Romans still occupy fourth place in the table. City rivals AS also have 64 points in their account. Close behind – with only one point behind – Inter was waiting for a slip-up of the teams from Rome.
Also internationally Lazio caused a stir this season. In the group stage of the Europa League, Italy secured first place in Group K. The following hurdles also crossed the Romans without much effort. It was not until the quarter-finals that RB Salzburg faced a top team. In the first leg convinced the Italians and won their home game clearly with 4: 2. Although Immobile scored his colors in the second leg, the Italians did not have the edge. RB Salzburg scored three goals within four minutes and turned the total score to 6: 5 in favor of the Austrians. Ciro Immobile is currently leading the Serie A scorers list with its 27 goals. I assume that the 28-year-old striker will be able to score a goal again in the match against Sampdoria.
Sampdoria has a mixed season behind it. Genoa footballers have already lost 12 games this season. Therefore, they are currently only on the eighth place in the table. However, the gap to AC Milan is only three points. Atalanta Bergamo even has only one more meter in their account. So Sampdoria Genoa is still in the running for the starting places for the Europa League. However, three months ago, the starting point looked much better. Sampdoria secured three important points by beating direct contender Atalanta. In the derby against Genoa, however, it was enough only for a draw. Even worse it came in a duel against the old lady. The footballers from the port city won the home game still close 3: 2, put it in Turin from a defeat. Spurred on by the departure in the Champions League, Juventus dominated the game from the start. Mandzukic scored the first goal for the Turin in the 45th minute. In the second half followed by two more goals to 3: 0 final score.
After all, Sampdoria won the game on Wednesday against Bologna. Zapata redeemed the fans of the home team but only in the third Nachspielminute in the second half. With such a performance, a point win against Lazio Rome is almost impossible. I assume that Sampdoria scored at least one goal in this away game, but still can not take a point. They last succeeded in this endeavor more than ten years ago!
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.70