Sampdoria vs SPAL / Serie A – The last match of the seventh round of the Italian Serie A is clash between two neighbours in the table, where 9th-placed Sampdoria has one point fewer than 8th-positioned SPAL. We should add that both team lost steam a bit after fairly good start of the new season and the match is a great opportunity for both teams to strengthen their self-confidence. We should add that last year both their league matches had ended as victories of home teams.
Sampdoria vs SPAL begins 01.10.2018 at 20:30 CET
Right because of that Sampdoria’s fans believe their team can win all three points on Monday evening against SPAL, despite it won just two points in three previous rounds of the Serie A. True, team led by manager Giampaolo had a very difficult schedule in the same period and Sampdoria firstly drew at home with Florence 1-1 and then somewhat unluckily lost to Inter 1-0. Last week Sampdoria was guests in Sardinia were it drew with Cagliari 0-0.
We shouldn’t forget that before facing Fiorentina Sampdoria won two matches with sound result, Napoli at home by 3-0 and Fiorentina away by even 5-0, which among other things keep them in the upper half of table. Now against SPAL everyone in Sampdoria ranks is only interested in three new points and Giampaolo has announced total offensive from the first minute regardless that he cannot count on injured stopper Regini and midfielder Sponara, while not fully ready forward Caprari is questionable.
Probable lineups Sampdoria: Audero – Bereszynski, Colley, Andersen, Murru – Praet, Ekdal, LInetty – Ramirez – Defrel, Quagliarella
We believe that even the most optimistic fans didn’t believe that SPAL will after six rounds occupy a place in the upper part of the Serie A table, but thanks to excellent results made at the very start of new season SPAL has won three matches and with nine points it currently occupies very good eight place. Still, SPAL didn’t play last two matches as good as it used to do so in the very beginning of season and it firstly lost away to Frosinone 3-2 and then at home to Sassuolo 2-0.
If we take into account that they eliminated second-division Spezia at the very beginning of season and reached another round of the Coppa Italia it is quite clear that manager Semplic can be more than satisfied with what his team achieved in last month and a half, especially as it struggled to survive in the Serie A last year. Let’s add that match with Sampdoria will skip only injured midfielders Viviani and Kurtic.
Probable lineups SPAL: Gomis – Cionek, Vicari, Felipe – Lazzari, Schiattarella, Valdifiori, Missiroli, Fares – Antenucci, Petagna
Sampdoria vs SPAL PICK
Although SPAL has one points more than the team from Genoa at the moment we believe that much stronger Sampdoria should win all three points at home on Monday evening, which should propelled it to positions that qualify Sampdoria for UEFA’s competitions.
Pick: Sampdoria wins
Odds: 1.88 at sportingbet (down to 1.80 be played)
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