Sampdoria vs. Genoa 7/22/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-22 00:00:00 EDT
Sampdoria is hosting Genoa at Luigi Ferraris in round 35 in Italian Serie A.
Sampdoria has been playing well over the last couple of weeks, and they have won 5 of their last 6 games in Serie A. During this stretch, Sampdoria was outstanding in the attacking end with 14 goals, while conceding 6 goals. Sampdoria has 41 points and they are in 13th place in the standings, safely outside the relegation zone. Defensively, Sampdoria hasn’t been playing well this season and they conceded 56 goals, but if only they were able to get this form a little bit earlier, Sampdoria would have been closer to the Europa League. In their last Serie A game against Parma on the road, Sampdoria has had 43% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 80% of the correct passes. After having a terrible first half of the game and being 2-0 behind, Sampdoria has turned the game around in the second half with 3 unanswered goals. The final result was 2-3 in Sampdoria’s favor. Quagliarella has scored 11 goals for Sampdoria this season, while Gabbiadini added 10 goals. There are no injuries in Sampdoria, but Vieira is still questionable. Sampdoria still has to play against Milan and Juventus this season, but they are safe, and Sampdoria will stay in Serie A for at least one more season.
Genoa has been hot and cold since the restart, well, mostly cold, but with a couple of good results in their last 3 games, Genoa is still outside the relegation zone. With 33 points, Genoa is in 17th place, just 4 points above the relegation zone, and with 4 games left this season, Genoa can go up or down. Offensively, Genoa has been decent with 42 scored goals this season, but their defense hasn’t been playing well, and Genoa has conceded 64 goals so far this season. Pandev is Genoa’s top goalscorer with 9 goals, while Criscito added 7 goals. Ghiglione added 5 assists for Genoa this season. Radovanovic is the only injured player for Genoa as of right now. In their last Serie A game against their direct competitor to stay out of the relegation zone, Lecce, Genoa has had 47% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and solid 85% of the correct passes. Genoa has won this match 2-1, and with it, they were able to stay ahead of Lecce in the Serie A table. Genoa still has a few tough games until the end of the season, but so does Lecce, the question is who can stay in better form on these next couple of weeks, or to be more precise, who can get in the better form.
When playing at home, Sampdoria has not lost to Genoa in their last 3 games, while Genoa has only 2 wins on the road this season. Genoa has had some success against Sampdoria on the road, but considering their lousy form, I can’t side with Genoa. Sampdoria has been in a mood in the attacking end as of late, and for that reason, I will pick something on goals.