Atalanta vs. Sampdoria 7/8/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-08 15:45:00 EDT
Atalanta is hosting Sampdoria at Gewiss Stadium in round 31 in Italian Serie A.
Atalanta looks unstoppable right now, even though they have cooled off a bit in the attacking end in their last two games. Since the restart, Atalanta has played 5 games, and won all five, alongside 13 scored goals and 5 conceded goals. The great news for Atalanta is that they haven’t conceded any goals in their last 2 games. With 63 points, Atalanta is in 4th place in the standings, but they are putting great pressure on Inter who are just 1 point ahead of them. Offensively, Atalanta is the best team in Serie A this season, by far, with massive 83 scored goals in 30 games, which is an average of almost 3 scored goals per game. Muriel has scored 16 of those 83 goals, while Ilicic added 15 goals, and Zapata has 14 goals. Atalanta’s captain Gomez added 13 assists. Palomino is suspended because of the yellow cards and he will not be playing in this game. There are no injuries for Atalanta. In their latest Serie A game against Cagliari on the road, Atalanta was dominant with 65% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 87% of the correct passes. With a goal from a penalty kick in the 27th minute, Atalanta has won this game 0-1. Atalanta has secured their Champions League spot for next season; the only question is which spot is it going to be. Keep it up, Atalanta.
Sampdoria is on a 2-game winning streak, a precious 6 points that will help Sampdoria in the relegation battle. With 32 points, Sampdoria is now in 14th place, 7 points away from the relegation zone, and I believe this will be enough for them to stay in Serie A next season. The defense has been a disaster for Sampdoria this season and they conceded 51 goals so far, while they scored 36 goals, which is solid, but it has to be better if Sampdoria wants to get any higher in the table. In their latest Serie A game against Spal, Sampdoria has had only 39% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. From their 5 shots on goal, Sampdoria was able to score 3 goals, and that was in the first half. The result didn’t change again, and Sampdoria has won this game 3-0. Quagliarella has scored 9 goals for Sampdoria and is their best goal scorer, while Gabbiadini added 8 goals. Tonelli and Vieira are injured, while Ferrari is questionable. I know that Sampdoria is a solid team, and they could have done better this season, but in the end, Sampdoria can be happy that they are outside the relegation zone, and hopefully, they will stay there until the end.
Atalanta hasn’t lost any of their last 12 games, and they have won 4 home games in a row. In their last 2 home games against Sampdoria, Atalanta has lost, but that was back in 2018. Atalanta hasn’t gone over in their last two games, and since Sampdoria is playing in a solid form, I think this match will finally go over, and I’m going to stick with that.