Sampdoria vs Torino (By: JrD)
Sampdoria is hosting Torino on matchday 23 of the Serie A in a game with quality attacking players and creativity on both teams.
The home team has started the second half of the Serie A in superb form where they ran an overmatched Fiorentina team of the field 3-1 and it could have been much more. After getting 1 win and 1 draw in 2 games against a good Roma team, I predict that they will try to get their 3rd win in 4 games and take the game to Torino, attacking early on in the match.
Fabio Quagriella is in brilliant form having scored 4 goals in 2 games and was rested last time agaist Roma so he will be eager to play and continue his goal scoring streak. It would be a good bet for him to score this match. He plays very well with Gaston Ramirez and either Duvan Zapata or young Polish striker Dawid Kownacki will be his striking partner and both of those players have shown that they are also capable of scoring
Sampdoria do have a leaky defence, and even though Belotti is not playing as well as last season, he will be looking to expose the hosts defence along with M'baye Niang.
Torino won 3-0 against Benevento last week but the visitors GK got a red card in the 34th minute and it was not much of a contest. They have actually played very good away from against better teams under Sinisa Mihajlovic and have suitable players for counter attacking. Walter Mazzarri is in charge now and he is not known as a boring coach to say the least.
Sampdoria is missing creative midfielder Dennis Praet (23 starts) through injury while Torino don't have any notable players missing.
For punters I would suggest Sampdoria to win and over 2.5 or even over 3.5 goals.
I predict that both teams will be able to score with ease and that there will be over 2.5 goals and I find 1.85 to be very good odds.
Sampdoria vs Torino prediction
|BTTS& Over 2.5||William Hill||1.85||8||1-1 LOST (-8 units)|