Sampdoria - Atalanta
The hosts are only two points shy of Atalanta, so they shouldn’t feel overwhelmed going into this one. They are pressing for a top-seven finish in this tight Serie A table, and every point is crucial for them from here on in. The hosts did go through a blip, but they have bounced back with consecutive wins, following their 2-1 win at SPAL last time out. Samp have won five of their last six at home, scoring 13 times across those matches, and they should continue that rich scoring form here.
Speaking of rich scoring form, Atalanta have scored 43 goals from open play in Serie A this season, at least six more than any other team. They’ve set up an excellent front three, which has seen them average 2.3 goals per game on their travels. Their defence hasn’t been as impressive, as they’ve conceded in 85% of their away matches, letting in 22 goals across their 13 league trips.
This is likely to be a really high scoring game, given the nature of two of these forwards. Atalanta striker Duván Zapata has already scored 16 goals in Serie A this season but he hasn t been so dangerous in few last games.
I m backing host to cover this handicap as Samp is traditionally strong hosts for Atalanta.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 10.03. 15:00h