Lazio – Sampdoria FREE PICKS
Lazio and Sampdoria meet at Stadio Olimpico, in a match for the 34 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 03-12-2017, Lazio won out by (1-2) . The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 4 and tied 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 07-05- 2017, for Serie A, Lazio won by (7-3). K. Baldé (2 ‘), C. Immobile (19’ and 70 ‘), W. Hoedt (36’), Felipe Anderson (38 ‘), S. de Vrij (45’) and S. Lulić (65 ‘) they scored the goals of the game, for Lazio, and K. Linetty (32 ‘) and F. Quagliarella (72’ and 90 ‘), for Sampdoria. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 4 th and th of the league table, it is actually a match between the º ranked in home matches and the 14 th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 4 th position of the league, with 64 points won, after 19 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home against Roma by (0-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Fiorentina, by (3-4). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 36 points in away matches, with 41 goals scored and 26 conceded, against 38 goals scored and 17 conceded at home. In the last 10 home league matches Lazio has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3, for which they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 16 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 matches played in this competition, he got the comeback in 5 of the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 16 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Lazio has already won the Italian League twice in its history, with the most recent title being won in the 1999/00 season. In the current season the team is struggling to stay in the top positions of the Italian league, currently being one point more than the fifth classified, the Internazionale, and the same score as the third, the Roma. Among the main offensive characteristics of Lazio are the counterattacks, short and quick passes to reach the opponent’s area, as well as being a team that ends a lot during the game. In the last five games of Lazio playing at home, in three he scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this game Lazio has everything to dominate his opponent and maintain that pattern of more than one goal scored per game inside his stadium.
The away team is currently in the ª position, without any points conquered, after 15 wins, 6 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Juventus, by (3-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Bologna, by (1-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In the last 10 away league matches Sampdoria has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 16 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 33 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 10 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Sampdoria is a team that has already won the Italian championship, in the 1990/91 season. Now, in the season of 2017/18, he is making a good participation in the competition, being currently in the eighth position, three points behind Milan, which has the last place of access to the Europa League. The Sampdoria has many defensive weaknesses, as in the aerial duels, individual errors that cause counterattacks, can not prevent the opponent from creating goal opportunities, etc. All that translates into the numbers of their games away from home, because in the last thirteen games away from home lost ten, which puts the Sampdoria in a very difficult situation to face Lazio.
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