Sampdoria - Roma
I expect Sampdoria to win this match. In fact, this is a bet against Roma. They are desperate for points in order to catch the fourth place and to qualify for the Champions League, but I think the battle is lost. They are 11 points behind fourth-placed Napoli and only a miracle could help them. Of course, that won t happen. Even the sixth place looks far away at the moment. The chance of catching Lazio (occupy the final Europa League spot) seems to have evaporated. With only five rounds left to play, Roma are six points adrift of their city rivals, who have a game in hand.
The players confidence is lost after the defeat in Europa League semi-final. As You probably know, Roma suffered a 6:2 defeat at Old Trafford on Thursday and need another miracle to qualify to the final. Some of the fans are mentioning the famous comeback against Barcelona few seasons ago, but it is hard to believe Roma could win 4:0 in the reverse fixture. To be worse, Leonardo Spinazzola, Jordan Veretout and Pau Lopez picked up injuries against the Red Devils and are unavailable. To be worse, Pedro is still nursing an injury, as well as Riccardo Calafiori and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Sampdoria should take advantage from Roma issues. They are safe in the middle of the table and the players are free from the pressure.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 02.05. 20:45h