Serie A Match Preview: Internazionale vs. Sampdoria

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Updated: November 28, 2013
Inter Milan

Match Date: 01 December 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

 

Internazionale

Inter Milan have been undefeated in their last six matches, in which two finished in clean sheets and one ended with a two-goal lead. The strong results, which rendered them with a 26-point earning, helped them to stay within the league’s top four. Only Napoli, Roma, and Juventus are above the squad’s feats this season.

 

Inter are at their strongest when playing at their home grounds, as substantiated by the four home victories (out of six fixtures) they achieved since the curtain raiser. Defense-wise, Walter Mazzarri’s men are among the better players in the Italian top-flight league, having been able to obtain clean sheets five times this term. Overall, the troupe have already scored 30 goals and conceded only 13. Rodrigo Palacio netted the most goals with seven; he is also the best player in terms of assists.

 

Sampdoria

Sampdoria are acting like a yoyo in the tournament, bouncing back and forth between the table’s safer spots and the relegation zone. Current standings place the squad at number 18, after only accumulating 10 points from 13 fixtures. Conceding more goals that what they can afford, Sampdoria have inevitably yielded a negative-digit goal difference.

 

The 1-1 draw they scored in their most recent match was a reasonable break from the row of defeats they suffered in the past weeks. Sampdoria opened the scoring via Roberto Soriano, a maneuver that helped the squad shun another loss. However, in what was seen to be almost a Blucerchiati victory, turned out to be hoax after Lazio’s Lorik Cana locked onto a long ball forward, cutting inside the box and delivering his strike past Da Costa inside the near post. The late goal saved Lazio from death and left their opponents astounded of what should have been their third win this season.

 

Online betting tip: Displaying more skills on creating chances, managing through balls, and defending set pieces, Inter are the clear favorites to win this match over Sampdoria. Wagering from 1.65 to 2.38 for the hosts is an opportunity to grow some fortune.

 

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