Betting Tip: Sampdoria vs Inter Milan
Sampdoria and Inter Milan will both be looking to return to winning ways when the duo clash in the Italian top-flight this weekend, with just two places separating the duo in the Serie A standings. It promises to be one of the fixtures of the round at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, with both teams eying a European qualifying position come the end of the campaign.
Italian Serie A – Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genova – Sunday 18th March – 12:30 UK Time
Sampdoria vs Inter Milan Match Preview
Serie A action continues this weekend, with Sampdoria’s home tie against Inter Milan undoubtedly being one of the most anticipated fixtures. Managers Marco Giampaolo and Luciano Spalletti are both under pressure to ensure that their teams return to winning ways sooner rather than later, with many predicting a close encounter on Sunday afternoon. Matches involving the duo are always likely to attract a wide range of interest from punters at online bookmakers, with our top betting tip well worth checking out. For those still unsure of who to back, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, as well as their head-to-head record.
Sampdoria Team News & Form
Sampdoria come into the match off the back of an heavy 4-1 away defeat at Crotone, a result which leaves them seventh in the standings, eight points behind opponents Inter. The hosts have won 13 time so far this season, as well as recording five draws. Veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella already has 17 Serie A goals to his name, while the likes of Ricky Alvarez and Dennis Praet help to make Giampaolo’s side extremely difficult to beat. Elsewhere, former Southampton and Middlesbrough attacker Gaston Ramirez could well line up for the home side too, with their attacking capabilities significantly better than their defensive record so far this season.
Inter Milan Team News & Form
Inter were held to a goalless draw by Napoli last weekend, however Spalletti’s men have now lost just once in their last five Serie A matches, leaving them just a point behind Lazio in the standings. Mauro Icardi should lead the line for the visitors, with the Argentine having scored 18 Serie A goals already this season. Elsewhere, the likes of Ivan Perisic, Antonio Candreva and Rafinha could all feature in attacking positions for the visitors.
Head to Head
The two teams have met 31 times in the past, with Inter having come out on top on 16 occasions, as well as recording ten draws in the process. However, Sampdoria have won two of the last three Serie A meetings between the duo, including a narrow 1-0 home success back in October 2016.
Sampdoria vs Inter Milan Betting Odds and Predictions
Despite their recent form and status as the home team, it comes as little surprise that it is Sampdoria who are the underdogs for victory with the majority of bookmakers this weekend. The hosts can be backed at best odds of 11/4 with bookmaker Ladbrokes to claim victory, while Inter Milan are available at a price of 1/1 with the same bookmaker.
Sampdoria vs Inter Milan Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on both teams scoring during the 90 minutes, which is available at odds of 3/4 with Ladbrokes.