Sampdoria vs. Napoli 9/23/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sampdoria vs. Napoli
September 23, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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Sampdoria is hosting Napoli at Luigi Ferraris in round 5 of the Italian Serie A. Sampdoria is having a solid season, and they are now undefeated in their last 3 games. Napoli is still going strong, and they are still undefeated in Serie A with 4 straight wins.
Sampdoria is doing a decent job at the start of this season, and they are now in 12th place with 5 points, 5 scored goals, and only 3 conceded goals, which is a great sign for them. Sampdoria is undefeated in their last 3 games, and they have won their latest game against Empoli on the road. Sampdoria has had 46% of ball possession in that game, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 74% of the correct passes. Sampdoria was really effective in this game, and with 3 scored goals, Sampdoria has deservedly won this game 0-3 on the road. Caputo is the leading goalscorer for Sampdoria with 2 goals, while Bereszynski added 2 assists. Gabbiadini is the only injured player for Sampdoria at this time. I think Sampdoria is a good team, but they will struggle with consistency as the season will go on, and for that reason, I just don’t see them getting to the Europa League spot.
Napoli looks as sharp as ever, and if they can keep this pace up, Napoli will be competing for the title. In their 4 Serie A games, Napoli has scored 10 goals, while conceding only 2 goals, and alongside Milan, they are the best defensive team in the league so far. Koulibaly is now the leading goalscorer for Napoli with 2 goals, but Napoli has 9 different goalscorers which is a testament to their offensive diversity. Mario Rui has added 2 assists. Demme and Lobotka are the only two injured players for Napoli. In their last game, Napoli was playing against Udinese on the road, and they were a much better team with 62% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a high 91% of the correct passes. Even though I expected a better game from Udinese, Napoli played better than I expected. Napoli has won this game 0-4. I have gotta say, I’m loving this Napoli and the way they are playing, they are incredibly dangerous, and I think they will get even better.
Sampdoria hasn’t won any of their last 5 games against Napoli, while Napoli hasn’t lost any of their last 9 games on the road. I see goals in this game, quite a few of them, but I also think Sampdoria doesn’t stand a chance here.