Inter vs Sampdoria Match Preview & Prediction
Inter vs Sampdoria Match Preview & Prediction, Team News, Stats, Head to Head
Inter Milan welcome Sampdoria to the San Siro for Round 25 of the Italian Serie A. A must win game for Internazionale as they aim to continue their title push.
The Nerazzurri slipped to third after last weekend’s away defeat to Lazio and must return to winning ways as they bid to keep their title hopes alive. That result coupled with Juventus win means they’re now 3 points off the top. Not insurmountable by any means but one that could stretch even further if Inter slip up again this weekend.
Following their Europa league win away at ludogorets which featured a bit of Rotation from Antonio Conte, Inter look equipped for fight on all fronts this year with the January additions starting to come good. On paper this looks like a straightforward Win for the home side, with the dropped points last weekend, this is a game inter can’t afford to take for granted. On the injury front Inter remain without first choice goal keeper Handanovic and midfielders Sensi & Gagliardini.
Speaking of Sampdoria, currently 1 point off the relegation places and coming off a heavy 5-1 defeat to Fiorentina last weekend, it’s been doom and gloom for Claudio Ranieri’s men. Defensive frailties and lack of composure in front of goal has cost them on several occasions as they continue to live dangerously close to the relegation places.
Last weekend’s defeat saw them concede 3 goals and have a man sent off by half time in what was truly a disappointing showing in front of their home fans. It’s hard to see their fortunes changing too much in this one as Internazionale come in with a bigger incentive to take all 3 points but Sampdoria must defend better if they’re to get anything at all from this game especially as they are set to remain without the suspended Gaston Ramirez and Nicola Murru.
Inter vs Sampdoria Head to Head
The last time these two sides met, Inter came away with a 3-1 win. Alexis Sanchez notably was on the scoresheet on that occasion. Sampdoria haven’t had much luck against Inter losing 6 of their last 10 games, Drawing 3 and winning just once. It’s hard to see beyond Inter in this one, they’re simply the better team and playing infront of the home fans where they’ve been nearly unbeatable in the league this season and that will prove to be just too much for Sampdoria.
Inter vs Sampdoria Match Predictions
- Inter Win
- Over 0.5 First Half Goal
- Over 1.5 Goals
- Lukaku Anytime Goalscorer
- Lautaro Martínez to be booked anytime