Sampdoria is hosting Inter at Luigi Ferraris in round 3 of the Italian Serie A. Sampdoria has lost one, and tied one game so far this season, and they are still scoreless. Inter has started this season with 2 nice wins, and they have scored 7 goals during this streak.
As usual, Sampdoria is struggling with scoring goals, but the good news for them is their defense has held up so far this season. after losing their season opener to Milan, Sampdoria was playing against Sassuolo on the road, and they have had 37% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 72% of the correct passes. Neither team was good enough in the attacking end to score a goal in this match, and it ended in a 0-0 draw. there aren’t any injuries in Sampdoria right now, but they also don’t have any goalscorers, and that is their biggest problem. Sampdoria has a good group of guys on their roster, and I think they are a solid team, but don’t expect them to be higher than the middle of the standings this season.
Inter was mighty impressive in the attacking end so far this season, despite selling Lukaku, but we will see if they can hold their own against Real Madrid in the Champions League next week. Inter is now on a 9-game winning streak, and they have scored impressive 18 goals in their last 5 games. Inter’s defense was even better because they have conceded only 1 goal in their last 5 games. With 6 points, 7 scored goals, and only 1 concede a goal, Inter is now in 3rd place in the Serie A standings. In their game against Verona on the road, Inter was the better team with 57% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. After losing 1-0 at halftime, Inter has shifted gears in the second half, and they have scored 3 goals, which was enough for a 1-3 win on the road. Correa, who was signed from Lazio is now the leading goalscorer for Inter with 2 goals, while Lautaro who will probably miss this game has added 1 goal alongside Vidal, Dzeko, Calhanoglu, and Skrinar. Inter is also one of the teams with a new head coach, but not many of those have looked as well as Inter is right now, and they will have a great season.
Inter is in much, much better form, and they are a much better team here. Sampdoria might be solid but Inter is another level above them. I’m taking Inter and the goals on the road despite them playing in the Champions League next week.