Sampdoria vs Roma 10/25/2014 Serie A Preview
Roma vs Sampdoria
Saturday 25th October 2014 19:30(GMT)
The Line: Sampdoria 13/5 Draw 5/2 Roma 1/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport 1, Gol Tv Usa
Sampdoria are one of only two unbeaten teams so far this year in Serie A and while sitting third Mihjalivichs team have struggled for goals. Two many draws has left Sampdoria four points off leaders Juventus even though they are stll unbeaten. On Saturday evening Sampdoria will face a tough task against a Roma team whos pride will certainly be hurting from the beating they took from Bayern Munich on Tuesday. For Sampdoria Gabbiadini is the main threat up front alongside Eder and Okaka. Its a potentially potent front three but Eder has yet to find his scoring boots this season and Okaka has only hit one. Gabbiadidni had three in four though and will surely carry the biggest threat to Roma offensively.
On the other side Roma will come into this knowing that they let themselves, their fans and Italy down in a pretty serious manner when taking a 7-1 hiding from Bayern Munich on tuesday night. Personally I thought Roma could get something from that game but on the night Bayern were just irresistable and everything they did went right. Roma though will not lkely forget that scoreline for a long long time and with players like Totti, De Rossi on your side you can be sure that it wont happen again any time soon. This is a tough fixture for Roma after a let down game like the Bayern one but part of me thinks this is exactly what Roma will want and need a tough game against a decent opponent.
Given everything thats gone before I think that we will see a good game of Italian football here, defending will be at a premium and I am inclined to take the home dog here. I think Sampdoria may not get the outright win but could well hold Roma scoreless on Saturday night. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo