Lazio vs Sampdoria 01/05/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction
Sampdoria vs Lazio
Monday 5th January 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Lazio 4/5 Draw 5/2 Sampdoria 15/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: espn; bein sports
Lazio take on Sampdoria on Monday night at the Stadio Olympico. Both teams are level on points seperated by just goal difference, this one should be a cracking encounter. With Miroslav Klose back and Mauri and Dordevich chipping in with goals Lazio have managed to climb the table to third. After startign the season with three losses in their first four it has been a remarkable turnaround. Candreva and Mauri have been terrific for Lazio in the middle and Lazio are on a nice five game unbeaten streak. Having won seven of nine at home since the start of the season I am sure Lazio will be looking to make it eight wins from ten tonight.
Sampdoria have a nice little unbeaten streak going themselves as they are unbeaten in eight. Mihjalovich has put together a terrific defence anchored by Argentine keeper Sergio Romero. With Gabbiadini top scorer on seven goals this year they need more from the strikeforce with Eder and Okaka needing to contribute more. Sampdoria have been in great form recently even against the top sides including an away game at Juventus and home games with Napoli and Milan.
Tough game to call here as we will be unsure of how the teams come out of the winter break. I do think though that both sides are well organised and this should be a cracking tactical battle. With the uncertainty about the winter break I am not going to take anything big here but I am going to side with Lazio on a small bet. Lazio have seven wins in nine at home and I think they get the win here.
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