Sampdoria vs. Lazio 10/17/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sampdoria vs. Lazio 10/17/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Sampdoria 1-0-2, Lazio 1-1-1

10/17/20 12 pm

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Sampdoria is welcoming Lazio to Luigi Ferraris in round 4 in the Italian Serie A.

After starting the season with 2 losses and 6 concede goals, Sampdoria has finally won a game. In their last match in Serie A against Fiorentina on the road, Sampdoria has had only 36% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 70% of accurate passes. Sampdoria got ahead in the 43rd minute from the penalty spot, but Fiorentina tied the score in the 72nd minute. In the 83rd minute, Sampdoria has scored another goal, and they ended up winning this match 1-2. Sampdoria is now in 14th place with 3 points, 4 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals. Quagliarella has scored 2 goals for Sampdoria so far this season, while Colley and Verre added 1 goal each. Candreva, Bonazzoli, and Audero added 1 assist each. There are no injuries in Sampdoria as of right now. Sampdoria has barely escaped the relegation zone last season, but I watched the game against Fiorentina, and Sampdoria certainly can play good soccer. I think Sampdoria will have a much easier time with securing their Serie A status for next season, but they will stay far away from the Europa League.

Lazio is a good team, but they are not playing well so far this season. Lazio is playing slow and ineffective soccer, and the offense that was scoring goals like crazy last season doesn’t exist in Lazio so far this season. With 4 points, 4 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals, Lazio is now in 9th place in the standings. In their latest Serie A match against Inter at home, Lazio has had only 40% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 82% of accurate passes. Lazio has had a few good chances in this game, but they were able to score only 1 goal. Lazio also conceded a red card, and they will be without their best striker Ciro Immobile in this game. The final score of this match was 1-1. Caicedo, Immobile, Lazzari, and Milinkovic-Savic have each scored 1 goal for Lazio this season. Marusic has added 2 assists. Lulic, Proto, Felipe, and Muriqi are all injured. Lazio has qualified for the Champions League this season, and they will be playing in Group F with Borussia Dortmund, Club Brugge, and Zenit St. Petersburg. Lazio’s first game in the Champions League is next week against Borussia Dortmund, and I see them competing for the second place in the group. Lazio has a good team, they just need to find their form from last season when they were scoring a lot of goals, and when they were in the title run.

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Sampdoria hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Lazio, and they are on a 3-game losing streak at home. Immobile hasn’t had a big impact on Lazio’s game so far this season, and for that reason, they shouldn’t miss him much, but even without him Lazio is the better team here and I will side with them on the road.

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