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Sampdoria make the trip to Stadio Alberto Picco on Monday for the Serie A showdown with hosts Spezia.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Spezia v Sampdoria are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Spezia fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-2 Serie A success versus SSC Napoli.
In that match, Spezia had 38% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Spezia, the scorers were M'Bala Nzola (68') and Tommaso Pobega (82'). SSC Napoli got 29 shots on goal with 10 on target. Andrea Petagna (58') was the scorer for SSC Napoli.
It has been seldom in recent times where Spezia have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Spezia have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 12 goals on the way. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, of course.
Coming into this fixture, Spezia haven’t won at home in the past 10 league games. Such a poor run.
Sampdoria head into the encounter following a 2-1 Serie A win with the eclipse of Inter Milan in their last match.
In that match, Sampdoria managed 38% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Sampdoria, the scorers were Antonio Candreva (23') and Keita Baldé (38'). For their opponents, Inter Milan got 24 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Stefan de Vrij (65') scored for Inter Milan.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Sampdoria, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per match in that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by Sampdoria equalling 1.67.
Team News: Spezia
Gennaro Acampora (Corona virus), Matteo Ricci (Corona virus), Simone Bastoni (Corona virus), Federico Mattiello (Unknown Injury), Jeroen Zoet (Groin Injury), Daniele Verde (Unknown Injury), Andrej Galabinov (Leg Injury) and Elio Capradossi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Spezia gaffer Vincenzo Italiano. Ardian Ismajli cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Sampdoria
Sampdoria boss Claudio Ranieri has a number of players out of action. Alex Ferrari (Unknown Injury) and Manolo Gabbiadini (Inguinal Hernia) won’t be making appearances.
Here, we’re thinking that Spezia will have their work cut out to find the net against this Sampdoria lineup who we reckon will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
Therefore, we predict a very even match with a 0-1 win for Sampdoria when the full-time whistle blows.
Let’s see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Alberto Picco (10,336)
Captain: Claudio Terzi
Chairman: Stefano Chisoli
Manager: Vincenzo Italiano
Competitions: Serie A position 19, Coppa Italia (5th Round)
⭐ Key Man: Andrey Galabinov
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Andrey Galabinov was born in Bulgaria. After making a first senior appearance for Livorno in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has hit 3 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in 3 appearances.