Sampdoria 12-6-15, Roma 16-7-10
5/2/21 2:45 pm
Over 2.5 (-175), Under 2.5 (+137) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Sampdoria is welcoming Roma to Luigi Ferraris in round 34 in the Italian Serie A.
Sampdoria is now in the middle of the table, in 10th place with 42 points, and they can’t get to the Europa League spot or the relegation zone. In their last 6 games, Sampdoria has 2 losses, 3 wins, and a draw, and their form has been decent. In their last game against Sassuolo on the road, Sampdoria has had only 34% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and 80% of the correct passes. Sampdoria was under immense pressure, but they were defending well, until the 69th minute when they conceded a goal. Sampdoria wasn’t able to get back into this game, and they ended up losing this match 1-0. Sampdoria is not an overly offensive team, but Quagliarella is their leading goalscorer with 11 goals. Candreva has added 6 goals. There are no injuries in Sampdoria, but Ramirez and Quagliarella are both still questionable. Sampdoria still has a couple of tough games for the rest of the season, but they are safe, they will be staying in Serie A, and they are happy with it.
Roma hasn’t won any of their last 5 games, and they have been focused on the Europa League, which they can now stop after being demolished against United earlier this week. Roma has had only 37% of ball possession in that game, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 72% of the correct passes. Roma conceded a goal in the 9th minute, but they equalized from the penalty spot in the 15th minute, while Dzeko gave Roma the advantage in the 33rd minute. The second half was a disaster for Roma and their defense. United has shifted gears in the second half, and they have scored 5 unanswered goals, and Roma has lost this match 6-2. As far as Serie A goes, Roma is now in 7th place with 55 points, which is the Europa League qualifications spot, but Roma is 6 points away from Lazio who are on the group stage spot, but Roma will need to snap out of their losing streak, and they will need to start playing better soccer on the defensive end. Offensively, Roma has been solid this season with 58 scored goals, but they conceded 51 goals, and that is just terrible. Veretout is the leading goalscorer for Roma with 10 goals, while Mkhitaryan added 9 goals and 8 assists. Zaniolo, Pedro, Veretout, Lopez, Calafiori, and Spinazzola are all injured, while El Shaarawy should be ready for this match. Roma is a good team, great team, but all these injuries have killed them this season, and they will need to fight to get to the Europa League, and it will be hard.
The trends are on Roma’s side in this matchup, but Roma has barely had any success against Sampdoria on the road. I think Sampdoria could get a win here, but I will stick to goals because we will see plenty.