Napoli vs Sampdoria: prediction for the Serie A match
Napolilooked very powerful at the start of the season, but in winter Luciano Spalletti's charges lost the first line to Inter Milan. Currently, the Neapolitans are 3rd in the standings with a 40 points to their name. Napoli are 6 points behind the Nerazzurri, and 5 points behind the 2nd AC Milan. In the last round of games, the hosts recorded a 1:1 draw with Juventus.
Sampdoria have had a poor season so far. Roberto D'Aversa's men are only in 15th place in the table, but they have secured a nice 7-points advantage against the relegation zone. In their previous match, the Blucerchiati suffered a defeat to Cagliari (1:2), thus breaking their unbeaten streak of three games in Serie A.
4 of the last 8 games of Sampdoria ended with this score.
This bet played in the last 2 head-to-head games.
Sampa scored in the second half in the last 2 away games.
Napoli didn't win in the last two games, and the gap between them and Inter Milan grew larger. Despite some problems with the lineup, the Neapolitans will strive to get a win here so they can stay in the race for the Scudetto. This is not a very difficult task: Sampdoria show poor defensive play and in general aren't in good form.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to Napoli
Several key players of Napoli are unavailable die to their African Cup of Nations duties, but the Neapolitans still are formidable in attack, so Sampdoria probably won't keep a clean sheet. However, the hosts often make mistakes in defense, so we can expect an exchange of goals here.
Second bet - both to score