Sampdoria vs. Lazio Betting Preview – Serie A, October 17, 2020
After two weeks of international soccer, the Italian Serie A continues with Matchday 4 over the weekend. Saturday is full of exciting matchups including the clash between Sampdoria and Lazio at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa.
I’m breaking down the odds and teams’ form to find the best Sampdoria vs. Lazio betting pick, bringing you the most important betting tips and trends along with the latest odds, so let’s take a closer look.
Sampdoria vs. Lazio Odds
Despite a shaky start, a just four earned points out of the first three rounds, the bookies still consider Lazio as one of the strongest contenders for the top-four finish.
Therefore, the Eagles are listed as slight favorites in this one even though they are playing on the road. Lazio won four straight road games against Sampdoria including a comfortable 3-0 victory last season.
Still, the bookies won’t be surprised if both teams find the net. Four of the last five meetings between Sampdoria and Lazio in Genoa saw both teams scoring.
Sampdoria vs. Lazio Preview
La Samp opened the season with a couple of losses at Juventus 3-0 and to Benevento 3-2. While a tough loss in Turin was expected, Sampdoria disappointed its fans against Benevento and blew a 2-0 lead.
The redemption came in Florence two weeks ago. Sampdoria pulled off an upset as a +350 underdog, beating Fiorentina 2-1. Although they had the ball in possession for only 39 percent of the time, La Samp took 10 shots on target and created some excellent scoring opportunities.
The 37-year-old striker Fabio Quagliarella leads the way for Sampdoria with a couple of goals in three appearances. The manager Claudio Ranieri doesn’t have any serious injury worries, so we’ll see his best eleven Saturday against Lazio.
On the other side, the Eagles started the 2020-21 Serie A season with a nice 2-0 road victory over Cagliari, but they earned just a point out of their previous two contests.
Lazio suffered a heavy 4-1 home loss to Atalanta in Matchday 2 which was a proper kick in the teeth for the Eagles’ fans. Another disappointment came two weeks ago, as Lazio drew with Inter 1-1 at home.
The head coach Simone Inzaghi has some serious injury problems and cannot count on striker Ciro Immobile (suspension), defenders Stefan Radu (hamstring), Bastos (hamstring), and Luiz Felipe (ankle), and midfielders Senad Lulic (ankle) and Gonzalo Escalante (muscle).
Sampdoria vs. Lazio Pick
Despite all their injury problems, the Eagles are favorites for a reason. They possess great depth and with guys like Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto, I expect the Eagles to control the midfield and create a lot of scoring opportunities.
On the other hand, Lazio’s defense will be a problem, missing a couple of regular starters, so I expect the visitors to concede once in this game.
Lazio dominated Sampdoria last season. Along with the aforementioned 3-0 victory in Genoa, the Eagles smashed La Samp 5-1 at home.
Three of the previous four encounters between these two teams saw both teams finding the net, and I expect this trend to continue. La Samp’s defense has been shaky thus far, but the hosts will be fired up after a tough loss to Benevento in their previous outing at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Both Teams to Score YES-160