Sampdoria vs SPAL | Italian Serie A | Date: Monday, 1 October 2018 | Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET | Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova)
SPAL had a brilliant start to the season with two straight wins, but their form suffered a huge setback in the following weeks. The team led by Leonardo Semplici gave up a victory and lost three of its four matches to end up in eighth place.
The last of the failures came Thursday night when Spallina fell 0-2 at home against Sassuolo. Can they bounce on the last day of the 7th day Monday night against Sampdoria at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris?
The hosts are just behind SPAL in the league standings, followed by one point. A win here would help Le Samp beat his rivals in the standings and boost morale before the away match against Atalanta next weekend.
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Head to head
- The two teams faced each other only twice, after the first SPAL promotion at the highest level two years ago.
- Both teams have won comfortable home wins (two goals difference each) in the last H2H meetings.
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Prediction
Last season, Sampdoria had a roller coaster ride. Marco Giampaolo’s troops won eight consecutive goals over Napoli and Frosinone but scored only one goal in three league games.
The good news for Giampaolo is his solid defense. The Sao possed, in fact, the best defensive record of the league with only three goals allowed in series matches so far. They have shipped just one in the last five Serie A matches.
Since SPAL has not managed to find the back of the net in three of the league’s last four games, we think Sampdoria’s record is 2.50. A home win is obviously an option at 1.80. If you are looking for a goal scorer option, Gregoire Defrel should be your call. The Frenchman scored four goals for Sampdoria.
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Betting Tips
- Sampdoria will win @ 1.80 (4/5)
- Sampdoria keeps a blank sheet @ 2.50 (6/4)