Inter vs Sampdoria by Enzo

After two great performances and twelve goals scored in two clashes, in 7:1 victory over Atalanta at home and 5:1 on the road against Cagliari, Inter visited Torino with every chance to walk away with a three pointer but only had to get satisfied with a 2:2 draw in the end. They took the lead first via Kondogbia in 27th, but players of Torino reacted well and leveled up the result just a few minutes later via Baselli, just to take the lead after the start of the repetition via Acquah.

Still, Candreva equalized in the middle of the second halftime, in a game that was open and even though Inter had more of the ball possession, the final result seems to be rather fair with the chances being the same during the match. Inter is now sixth at the table with three points less than Atalanta and need a victory here badly.

Home team should have no absentees for this one, as Cristian Ansaldi and Danilo D'Ambrosio are both expected to play here. Ever Banega is favorite to start over Marcelo Brozovic, while Icardi should be their number nine, with most likely Perisic and Banega behind his back.

Sampdoria is having pretty decent season so far, as the team managed to avoid any kind of relegation battle well before the last part of the season. In the most recent game played, the team dind't show any quite of poor performance agains the strongest side in the country Juventus, but still suffered narrow 1:0 defeat at home.

Visitors took the lead in seventh minute via Cuadrado and the impression is that they have played just enough in order to reach the three pointer, while the home players had some decent chances in the progress but the visiting defense stood well. This defeat broke their undefeated streak of seven matches, as the side now stands in the middle of the table, being currently at ninth position with fourty-one point earned, seventeen less than Europa League placed Atalanta but also well above the relegation battle as well.

Visitors should be playing with two forwards, Quagliarella and Schick, with Fernandes as offensive midfielder. Manager Marco Giampaolo won't be able to count at forward Luis Muriel (29/10) who remains injured.

  • Inter have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 home matches (Serie A).

Inter didn't manage to get a victory over Torino last time out and are now three points behind Europa League placed Atalanta, meaning that they need a victory badly here. Sampdoria have done well this season, but the team still remains off in quality in comparison to their hosts tonight. I expect Inter to get a convincing victory without getting into problems towards the end of the match.

Bet: Inter -1.5 Asian handicap @ 2.01 with Pinnacle
Result: 1-2 (lost)
 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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