Lazio to beat Sampdoria on opening weekend in Serie A

    23 Aug 2019 | Serie A | Preview
    Lazio to beat Sampdoria on opening weekend in Serie A
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    On Sunday night, Sampdoria and Lazio go head-to-head at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, as both teams look to kick-off the new Serie A campaign with a victory.

    Although Sampdoria finished last season with a memorable 2-0 win over champions Juventus, a five-game winless run prior to the victory over the Bianconeri cost Samp the chance of European spot for this season.

    The home side kept two clean sheets in their last two matches of the Italian top-flight campaign. However, prior those solid defensive displays they had conceded at least two goals in their previous four league outings.

    Samp’s home form towards the end of the Serie A season can best be described as ‘inconsistent’, as they suffered five defeats and recorded four wins in their last nine matches of the campaign.

    Those aforementioned last nine Serie A games on home soil were relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in six of their last nine matches.

    Lazio ended up just one place higher than the home side in the Italian top-flight table last season, picking up six more points. Like their hosts, Lazio’s European hopes were destroyed by an inconsistent run of league form towards the end of the campaign.

    The team from the Italian capital picked up just three wins from their final ten Serie A matches to miss out on a top-six finish by seven points.

    Lazio’s games at the end of the season were at least high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in their last six matches of the campaign. Both teams also scored in all six games.

    The visitor’s late-season away form was also unconvincing, as they won just three of their last eight Serie A matches on their travels.

    Forebet predicts that the visitors will start their season on a winning note, claiming victory in a low-scoring encounter.

    Predictions for Serie A

    Home team - Away team Tip
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    LazioAtalanta Bergamo
    19/10/2019 14:00
    flag_6 It1
    SSC NapoliHellas Verona
    19/10/2019 17:00
    flag_6 It1
    Juventus FCBologna FC
    19/10/2019 19:45
    flag_6 It1
    Sassuolo CalcioInter Milano
    20/10/2019 11:30

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