There is a full mid-week round of action in the Italian Serie A to look forward to and things get under way with Inter Milan vs Sampdoria. Inter Milan are dreaming of making a return to the summit of Italian football, something they have not enjoyed for several years. Luciano Spaletti has guided the club to a great start this season and they will be hoping to build on that by winning this match. Sampdoria have also made a good start to the campaign and a positive result in this match would consolidate their place in the top half of the table.
Serie A – Inter Milan v Sampdoria – San Siro – Tuesday 24th October 2017 – 19:45 UK Time
Best Odd of: 4/11 at Betfair
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Best Odd of: 15/2 at Betfair
Inter Milan Form
Inter Milan will return to the San Siro for this game following a very good 0-0 draw in Naples. To keep a clean sheet away from home against Napoli shows Inter Milan are heading in the right direction and they look well organised and ready to mount a challenge at the top this season. Inter Milan are yet to taste defeat, with their only dropped points coming on Saturday night and in a 1-1 draw with Bologna in the previous round of mid-week fixtures. They have won all 4 of their home Serie A games this season, defeating Fiorentina, SPAL, Genoa and AC Milan. Inter Milan have scored 9 goals in those 4 games and kept 3 clean sheets. Inter Milan are undefeated in their last 11 Serie A matches.
Sampdoria make the trip to the San Siro on a high following their crushing 5-0 victory over Crotone at the weekend. Crotone sit in the relegation zone, but it was a still a great job from Sampdoria, who come into this match in 6th place in the table. Sampdoria have lost only 1 of their 8 Serie A games this season and have become tough to beat. However, their only loss was a heavy 4-0 reverse at Udinese and Marco Giampaolo will be keen to avoid another big defeat. Away from home this season, Sampdoria have won 1, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their 4 matches, with their single victory coming at Fiorentina. They have picked up a point at Torino and Hellas Verona. Both teams have scored in 7 of Sampdoria’s last 9 away games.
Inter Milan are still without Marcelo Brozovic in midfield but everyone else is fit so team selection will depend on which players have recovered best from the hard-fought draw at Napoli. Sampdoria have doubts over Andrea Tozzo, Jose Rodolfo Pires Ribeiro Dodo and Emiliano Viviano. Having played at home and kicked-off earlier on Saturday, they are expected to keep a similar line-up to the one which defeated Crotone.
Top Betting Tips
This should be a very entertaining game and although Inter Milan kept a clean sheet at Napoli, they will be expected to come out and attack in this game. Sampdoria are team which score goals and that makes the both teams to score market, at 8/11 with Ladbrokes, tempting. Sampdoria won both fixtures against Inter Milan last season and will be confident of getting something from this game. However, Inter Milan are playing to a higher standard this season, so it is unlikely to be maximum points. The draw with both teams scoring is 15/4 with Betfair. Inter Milan failed to score on the weekend but Mauro Icardi will be hoping for better service in this game and could add to his 9 goals this season. The Argentine striker is 21/10 with Bet365 to open the scoring.