On Monday, Spezia, 16th placed, are going to host the 11th placed Sampdoria at the Stadio Alberto Picco for round 17 of the Serie A league.
In their last fixture, Spezia recorded a shocking 2-1 win over Napoli at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Thus, beating the odds and our expectations. The hosts did well to put an end to their 4-games winless streak, marking their 3rd victory since the start of the season. Spezia have recorded only 3 wins, with 5 draws and 8 losses on the table this season, making a total of 14 points. In their last 5 matches in all competitions, they recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses. On average, they score 1.2 goals per game and concede 1.8 goals per game. Spezia will be aiming to escape the relegations during this clash, so we should expect an attack-minded approach from them. The hosts will be without Daniele Verde and Jeroen Zoet, who are struggling with calf and thigh injuries respectively. Ardian Ismajli is suspended for the game after he picked up two yellow cards against Napoli.
On the other hand, Sampdoria are high on confidence as they come to this game following an amazing 2-1 win over Inter Milan. They have won 3 out of their last 5 matches in the league but only recorded 1 win in their last 5 away games. On the Serie A table, Sampdoria have recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses this season, making a total of 20 points. They score on average 1.5 goals per match, which is higher than that of Spezia, and concede just about the same rate as Spezia on an average of 1.8 goals per game. Sampdoria will be aiming to climb to the top 10 in this match. Alex Ferrari is the only injured player for the visitors as Manolo Gabbiadini has returned from a spell on the sidelines.
Both clubs have returned to winning ways against top opposition teams such as Inter Milan and Napoli. Their main aim will be to avoid dropping points in this clash. These 2 clubs have met only twice in friendly matches back in 2018 and 2019. Each team grabbed a win in these 2 encounters. I see a high probability for both teams to score here as both teams have seen most of their matches, if not all, ending in both teams to score. Also, a draw is highly probable, so a double chance on Sampdoria will be a safer bet here. Don’t hesitate to open an account at the best betting software in order to take advantage of the highest odds and limits. I wish you luck!