Sampdoria vs Udinese (By: Dajkula)
Sampdoria welcomes Udinese @ the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genova. It is the match of the 21`st round of the Italian Serie A and the hosts are considered as solid favorites. They should be as just by looking at the table the difference is substantial.
Sampdoria is having a very good season and they have proved to be a real nuisance to the big teams. Sampdoria is 8`th with 30 points but only a few points shy of European places. Even Milan, which is fourth, is only 4 points in front.
Sampdoria hadn`t finished the year great as they lost against Juventus 2:1 but that is not a big issue. The bigger issue is that the restart hasn`t been perfect either. They had a man more away @ Fiorentina but just managed to get a 3:3 draw conceding in the final seconds. They scored again but the defensive problems are noticeable.
Sampdoria is solid at home having 5-2-2 and has a much better defense than away from home. They conceded only 8 goals and only a few teams have better stats. Here, Sampdoria has managed to beat Napoli, Parma, Bologna, Chievo, and SPAL.
Udinese changed the coach in November but the results haven`t been the best. They did have better performances at the end of December but they also faced weak teams and usually at home. The restart hasn`t been the best for Udinese as they lost at home to Parma 1:2. This now means they are ranked 15`th with 18 points and only 4 points far from relegation places. Away from home, Udinese has 1-4-4 and 8:10 gd. The only away win came against last-placed Chievo while they also took draws with SPAL, Sassuolo, Genoa. The lack of goals has been a real issue for Udinese.
Sampdoria will have for this one injured Barreto and Ramirez while Udinese is without Badu, Ingelsson, Samir, Theodorczyk, and Wague while the second scorer Lasagna is a doubt.
I have to go with the home win in this one.
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Sampdoria vs Udinese predictions
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Sampdoria vs Udinese betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).