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Lazio are the guests at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday for the Serie A showdown with hosts Sampdoria.
Our Sampdoria v Lazio predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Sampdoria, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Serie A victory over Fiorentina.
In that match, Sampdoria had 36% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Sampdoria, the goalscorers were Fabio Quagliarella (42') and Valerio Verre (83'). For their opponents, Fiorentina had 22 shots at goal with 5 on target. Dušan Vlahović (72') was the scorer for Fiorentina.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Sampdoria have shown defensive steel. The reality is that i Blucerchiati have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 14 goals on the way. That being said, we must now wait to see whether the trend shall be sustained in this match.
Their prior results show that Sampdoria:
- have not emerged victorious against Lazio in their previous 8 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Last time out, Lazio drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Inter Milan.
In that game, Lazio managed 40% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lazio was Sergej Milinković-Savić (55'). At the other end, Inter Milan got 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Lautaro Martínez (30') scored for Inter Milan.
Over the course of their last six outings, Lazio have amassed the sum of 12 goals. i Biancocelesti have also scored in every single one of those games. Over that period, their defenders have had 9 goals scored by their opponents.
Going into this encounter, Lazio haven't been beaten by Sampdoria when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A very decent away record against them.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 03/12/2017 tells us that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Sampdoria. They have not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Lazio have just been stronger than them, beating them in 83% of those matches played.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 overall at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
Team News: Sampdoria
Sampdoria boss Claudio Ranieri has no fitness worries to speak of before this match with a fully injury-free group to pick from. Dodô will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Lazio
Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi has a number of players out of action. Manuel Lazzari (Hamstring Injury), Bastos (Hamstring Injury), Luiz Felipe (Ankle Injury), Andreas Pereira (Fever), Senad Lulic (Ankle Surgery), Stefan Radu (Hamstring Injury) and Silvio Proto (Arm Injury) can’t be considered. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Ciro Immobile, Riza Durmisi, Senad Lulic, Bastos, Stefan Radu and Davide Di Gennaro.
Here is a game where Sampdoria could find themselves struggling to find the net against this Lazio lineup who we reckon should score & stay on top.
We’re therefore tipping a good battle with a 0-1 win for Lazio at full-time.
There should be little in it.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Fabio Quagliarella
Chairman: Massimo Ferrero
Manager: Claudio Ranieri
Competitions: Serie A position 14
⭐ Star Player: Fabio Quagliarella
Normally taking up the Striker position, Fabio Quagliarella was born in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. After having made a senior debut playing for Torino in the 1999 - 2000 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 2 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 3 appearances.