Udinese vs. Sampdoria 7/12/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Udinese 9-8-14, Sampdoria 9-5-17
7/12/20 1:30 pm
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Udinese is hosting Sampdoria at Dacia Arena in round 32 in Italian Serie A.
Udinese is on a 3-game streak without a loss, and that brought them to 14th place with 35 points, big 8 points away from the relegation zone, which is a huge relief for Udinese. Udinese has bee decent on the defensive end with 43 conceded goals, but their offense has been weak for most of the season and Udinese has scored only 30 goals. In their last three games in Serie A, Udinese has woken up in the attacking end and they scored 7 goals while conceding only 2 goals. In their last Serie A match against Spal on the road, Udinese was solid with 49% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and solid 87% of the correct passes. With 3 goals from 3 shots on goal, Udinese was effective, and they deservedly so won this match 0-3. Lasagna is still Udinese’s top goalscorer with 9 goals, while Okaka and De Paul added 6 goals each. Fofana is playing well and he has 7 assists. Prodl and Mandragora are both injured, while Jajalo is still questionable. Udinese still has a few tough games until the end of the season, but I think they have enough quality to stay in Serie A.
For now, Sampdoria is outside the relegation zone, in 16th place with 32 points, but they have lost their last Serie A game, and now Sampdoria is only 5 points away from Genoa in the relegation zone. In the said loss, Sampdoria was playing against Atalanta on the road, and they had low 37% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, and low 66% of the correct passes. Sampdoria was playing well in the first half, but the pressure from Atalanta was just too strong, and Sampdoria has lost this match 2-0. Sampdoria has scored 36 goals so far this season, but their defense has been bad for most of the season, and Sampdoria has conceded massive 53 goals. In their last 6 games since the restart, Sampdoria has scored a goal in 5 games, 8 in total, while they conceded 9 goals, but they were able to keep one clean sheet. Quagliarealla has scored 9 goals for Sampdoria, while Gabbiadini added 8 goals, and Ramirez has 7 goals. Tonelli and Vieira are both injured. Sampdoria is playing some of the teams that are their direct competition to stay out of the relegation zone in the last 7 games of the season, but with a few more points from those games, Sampdoria will be safe and their Serie A status will be secured. Sampdoria has shown some good things in their last few games and they are certainly capable of winning a few more games this season.
When playing at home, Udinese has not lost to Sampdoria in their last 4 games, and Udinese is in the better form, but their defense is inconsistent, and Udinese is conceding goals left and right. With that being said, I will pick something on goals because this match could easily go either way.