Inter Milan vs Sampdoria 02/20/2016 Serie A Preview, Odds and Predictions
Sampdoria vs Inter Milan
Saturday 20th February 2016 14:45(ET)
The Line: Inter Milan 1/2 Draw 3/1 Sampdoria 13/2 See the Latest Odds
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SImply put this is a must win game for Inter Milan and Roberto Mancini, they face a Sampdoria side who are in the midst of a relegation battle and there is going to be nothing pretty about this one but Inter Milan must find a way to win it. Sampdoria sent Eder to Inter on Loan in the January window, their top scorer and best player. Inter were glad to recevie the extra help up front and it's a strange way that the Italian league seems to do business. Inter Milan are a quality side but they have struggled of late and Mancini must find a way to get them back on track before they find themselves out of the running for the top three and champions League football. Last week's last minute loss to Fiorentina was a devestating blow to Inter Milan and they must pick themselves up here and get the three points.
The last time Sampdoria won was the 5th January and they have been in a constant regression ever since. Sampdoria are just simply unable to stop conceding at the moment, the side have scored nine goals in the eight games since the 5th january but have conceded fifteen. That type of defending will lead to a relegation if Sampdoria are not careful. Muriel and Soriano have foudn some form of late with three goals in their last three games but I am not sure it's going to be enough going in here against a very tough Inter Milan defence.
I think if Inter can keep eleven players on the field here they will win this game. Inter are without doubt one of the suprises of this year after a terrible year last year but Inter need more wins. I see this game as one that Inter Milan will push from the very start. While it's a little risky i am going to take Inter -1 here as I see them wanting to make sure of the victory here especially after last week's disappointment.