AS Roma vs Sampdoria Preview: Roma Kill Sampdoria’s Salvation Hopes

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Updated: February 12, 2014
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AS Roma is the immediate online betting favorite when they meet Sampdoria at Stadio Olimpico. Frustrated at the scoreless stalemate against Lazio, the squad is determined to make a comeback and destroy Sampdoria’s hopes of enjoying salvation soon.

 

Match Date: 16 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico

 

Team Form

AS Roma

The capital club’s head honcho, Rudi Garcia, pointed out that the club’s inability to be more clinical caused them the scoreless stalemate against Lazio.

 

Garcia stressed that being clinical—having the skill to make a strong finish and capitalize on scoring opportunities are one of the key components in winning a match. These were the things that his side lacked and prevented them from extending their lead against Napoli. However, no matter how frustrating the result was, Garcia was a bit pacified by the fact that they did not go home scoreless.

 

Roma sits on the 2nd spot of Serie A. They trail the defending champion, Juventus by nine (9) points.

 

Sampdoria

Following a narrow victory against Cagliari, Il Doria’s top brass, Siniša Mihajlović is keen on securing “salvation at the soonest time possible.”

 

Mihajlović stressed that in order to achieve such goal, they need to score as much as they can since it will not be an easy road ahead of them.

 

With the above-mentioned win, Sampdoria jumped to the 12th spot of the Serie A table. In terms of their present team form, they sport three (3) wins, two (2) losses and a draw.

 

Prediction:  AS Roma

Expect the capital club to exploit their home court advantage against Sampdoria. They have kept a clean sheet in 9 of their last 11 home matches. They were also able to record ten (10) undefeated home runs and in three (3) of them, they have managed to score an average of three (3) goals.

 

 

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