Sampdoria vs Roma
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Roma made it four games on the bounce without a win in Serie A on Sunday when they drew 1-1 away at Inter Milan. The She-Wolf were actually unlucky to concede the last-gasp equalizer from Matias Vecino who has thus cancelled Stephan El Shaarawy’s opener. Eusebio Di Francesco’s men now sit fifth with a three-point deficit to their arch-rivals Lazio in third.
The Romans will have the chance to return on the winning ways and move level on points with their city rivals on Wednesday when they travel to Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris. Nonetheless, getting away win the spoils from genova wikl be quite a challenging task for the visitors since Le Samp can be a tough nut to crack there.
The hosts will come into the game in a much better mood after snatching a 3-1 victory over Fiorentina on Sunday. Serie A veteran Fabio Quagliarella confirmed the terrific form by producing his best showing of the season and completing a hat-trick. Sampdoria’s top scorer has thus taken his league tally to 15 and he should really be able to add to it past the unconvincing defense of Roma’s.
Roma also have huge issues with the attacking line as they’ll come into this after netting no more than two goals on last five travels in all competitions.
Sampdoria vs Roma: Head-to-head
The head to head tie speaks in Roma’s favour as the She-Wolf have won 20 and lost 11 of 42 matches with Le Samp.
Nonetheless, the visit to Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris has never been an easy one for the Romans who have won just 5 of 20 matches there.
Sampdoria have won two and drawn one of last three home ties with Roma (including a 3-2 victory in January last year).
Sampdoria vs Roma: Prediction:
Under 3.5 goals.