Inter Milan managed to keep things tight against Napoli on Saturday night, but the Nerazzurri still aren’t fully convincing. They had a backs to the wall job against the league leaders, and they’ll be forced to come out of their shell a little more when Sampdoria visit the San Siro on Tuesday night. However, there’s reason to fear the visitors.
The Blucerchiati have made an excellent start, and they’re pushing for a European place based on their early form. Their crushing 5-0 win over Crotone on Saturday kept them in touch with the top four. While Inter are impressing up in second place in the league, Samp are just six points behind with a game in hand.
This should be a really entertaining tie, given that this Sampdoria side have plenty of goals in them. Inter’s last home match saw them beat AC Milan 3-2, and we could see quite a few goals in this one too. The visitors should be confident of scoring, given that they’re averaging two goals per game this season. On top of that, Samp scored in 89% of their away trips last term.
To make matters worse for the hosts, they don’t really have a great record against the Blucerchiati. They’ve won just one of the last five meetings, including losing both matches last term. With Samp looking even better this time around, they should be confident of causing problems here.
The visitors have Fabio Quagliarella to call upon, who has scored in his last three meetings with Inter. The forward scored the winner home and away to the Nerazzurri last term, and we expect him to hit the target here after scoring five times already this term.
We do expect Inter to get a goal, given that they’ve scored in all but one of their last 32 home Serie A matches. We think both teams to score is a great bet here, while we expect Samp’s brilliant form against Inter to continue. With the visitors riding high in the league, we think they’re massively overpriced in the double chance market given the head to head record between the pair. That has us backing Sampdoria double chance and a 2-2 draw.
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