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Udinese arrive at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday for the Serie A showdown with hosts Sampdoria.
All Sampdoria v Udinese game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Sampdoria will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-1 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Spezia.
In that game, Sampdoria had 44% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sampdoria was Antonio Candreva (24'). At the other end, Spezia had 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Claudio Terzi (20') and M'Bala Nzola (60') scored for Spezia.
At least three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Sampdoria have been involved. Opposition teams scored 9 of them in this period while i Blucerchiati amassed a tally of 10.
Coming into this fixture, Sampdoria have not been beaten in the league by Udinese in their previous 3 matches.
After being beaten in their last game against SSC Napoli in Serie A competition, Udinese will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Udinese had 37% possession and 17 shots at goal with 8 on target. The only player to score for Udinese was Kevin Lasagna (27'). SSC Napoli got 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Lorenzo Insigne (15') and Tiemoué Bakayoko (90') scored for SSC Napoli.
The numbers tell their own story, and Udinese have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 11 goals in all. In defence, Bianconeri Friuliani just haven’t been too solid at all. We will have to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Their past results show that Udinese:
- haven't beaten Sampdoria when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 league matches. Not good.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 30/09/2017 shows that Sampdoria have won 4 of these and Udinese 2, with the tally of draws being 0.
A combined total of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 11 from i Blucerchiati and 8 for Bianconeri Friuliani. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Serie A match day 32 on 12/07/2020 which ended up with the score at Udinese 1-3 Sampdoria.
In that match, Udinese had 47% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Kevin Lasagna (37').
At the other end, Sampdoria got 16 shots on goal with 7 on target. Fabio Quagliarella (45'), Federico Bonazzoli (84') and Manolo Gabbiadini (94') scored.
The match was refereed by Paolo Valeri.
Team News: Sampdoria
Alex Ferrari (Unknown Injury) and Manolo Gabbiadini (Inguinal Hernia) won’t be able to feature for Sampdoria manager Claudio Ranieri. Jakub Jankto will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Udinese
Udinese boss Luca Gotti has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Fernando Forestieri (Muscular problems), Gerard Deulofeu (Ankle fracture), Mato Jajalo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Stefano Okaka (Unknown Injury), Bram Nuytinck (Calf Injury) and Ignacio Pussetto (Cruciate Ligament Injury) can’t be considered. Sebastian Prödl cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re of the opinion that Udinese and Sampdoria should play out a closely-fought contest here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. That is why we are leaning toward a tight encounter with a 1-1 draw at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Fabio Quagliarella
Chairman: Massimo Ferrero
Manager: Claudio Ranieri
Competitions: Serie A position 11
⭐ Key Man: Jakub Jankto
Typically played in the Centre Midfield position, Jakub Jankto was born in Czech Republic. After having made a senior debut playing for Ascoli in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed 4 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 16 appearances.