Serie A Match Previews: Match Week 33 (Part 4)

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Updated: April 10, 2014
Sampdoria

Sampdoria vs. Internazionale

Match Date: 13 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Comunale Luigi Ferraris

(Featured image: Sampdoria | Source: miamiherald.com)

 

Since their victory against Verona 5-0, Sampdoria have quite dwindled attack-wise. The subsequent battle (versus Sassuolo) still resulted in a victory but it was three goals short of their previous record. They then drew with Fiorentina on a goalless encounter and finally plunged into the abyss when they fought against and lost to Lazio with zero goals scored. But regardless of the decline, Blucerchiati are still moored in the table’s safer spots and are no longer at high risk of plummeting into the drop zone. Coach Siniša Mihajlović could expect his men to be battling again in the next season of Serie A.

 

Based on their recent displays, Inter are having a hard time picking up all three points from their fixtures. The last four Serie A weeks have so far been trying for the Walter Mazzarri side, with one defeat and three draws driving their vehicle. Their attack is not necessarily bad, in fact they are quite good at set-piece situations and in creating scoring chances. What Nerazzurri lack is a reliable defense, particularly against counter attacks. They currently occupy a position in the top five but they may lose grip of it very soon if they still fail to guard themselves with a good shield.

 

Football betting tip: Inter may dominate possession, but Sampdoria will be superior in aerial duels. This match will ultimately boil down to a deadlock.

 

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Torino vs. Genoa

Match Date: 13 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

 

Mid-table clubs Torino and Genoa had their own piece of successes and failures in the current league season. Torino were among the favorites in the earlier parts of the competition, debuting in the top four with a clean sheet against Sassuolo. Genoa, meanwhile, were once part of the relegation zone but have since managed to up their game and reached their peak position (so far) at number seven. Il Toro and Rossoblu are currently ranked 10th and 13th, respectively.

 

By overall form and recent results, Giampiero Ventura’s men are quite ahead of Ben Lowe’s players. The hosts also boast of excellent counter attacking skills but are largely impaired when it comes to aerial duels. The guests do not show apparent strengths or weaknesses in any discipline but are clearly having problems with their inconsistency.

 

Sports betting tip: Torino will end up with all the marbles, perhaps through a clean sheet.