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Sampdoria meet visiting side Inter Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in this Serie A fixture on Sunday.
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Sampdoria head into this fixture following on from a 0-0 Serie A drawn match versus Sassuolo.
In that game, Sampdoria managed 37% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Sassuolo got 19 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
Roberto D'Aversa's Sampdoria have found the net a sum total of 9 times in their last six outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time amounts to 5.
Inter Milan head into the clash after a 1-3 Serie A win with the eclipse of Hellas Verona in their last match.
In that game, Inter Milan had 57% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Inter Milan, the goalscorers were Lautaro Martínez (47') and Joaquín Correa (83', 94'). On the other side, Hellas Verona had 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Ivan Ilić (15') scored for Hellas Verona.
Inter Milan have regularly broken through opposing defences leading up to this encounter, having scored 22 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Inter Milan have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes. That aside, it remains to be seen whether that trend will be replicated in this game or not.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 22/09/2018 tells us that Sampdoria have won 1 of these and Inter Milan 5, with the number of draws being 0.
A total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 of them for i Blucerchiati and 14 created by Nerazzurri. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 35 on 08/05/2021 when the final score was Inter Milan 5-1 Sampdoria.
In that match, Inter Milan managed 55% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Roberto Gagliardini (4'), Alexis Sánchez (26', 36'), Andrea Pinamonti (61') and Lautaro Martínez (70').
At the other end, Sampdoria had 14 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Keita Baldé (35') scored.
The referee was Giovanni Ayroldi.
Team News: Sampdoria
Albin Ekdal (Back Injury) and Manolo Gabbiadini (Ankle Injury) are unavailable for Sampdoria boss Roberto D'Aversa.
Team News: Inter Milan
Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Gabriel Brazão (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Christian Eriksen (Heart Condition) are not able to play.
Our thinking is that Sampdoria have the firepower to get a goal against this Inter Milan outfit, although one goal probably shouldn’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re going for a 1-2 advantage for Inter Milan at full-time. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Fabio Quagliarella
Chairman: Massimo Ferrero
Manager: Roberto D'Aversa
Competitions: Serie A position 13, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)