In the 16th Round of Serie A, we will see Sampdoria hosting Parma at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, where they are holding a 3-2-2 record in this season.
Sampdoria is currently 11th in the league, with an overall record of 5-5-5. Looking at their recent 5 games, Sampdoria has lost 2, draw 2 and won 1. On the bright side, they have not been defeated in their last 3 games. Sampdoria last match was played at Stadio Olimpico, where they managed to win a point against Lazio with a goal in the final minute of the match. In the first half, Lazio was far more dangerous with the ball, they had 7 goal attempts and 3 shots on goal, whereas Sampdoria only had 1 goal attempt and 1 shot on goal in the first 45 minutes. Despite that, it was Sampdoria who scored the opening goal in 21st minute, which was also the only goal that was scored in the first half. The visiting side held on to the lead until the 79th minute, when Acerbi levelled the score (1:1). The match continued without any goals in the remaining 11 minutes, that is until Immobile scored a goal in the 6th minute of added time (90’+6), which put Lazio into a lead and with such a late goal it was certain that Lazio would win, but that was not the case, as Saponara scored yet another goal for Sampdoria in 9th minute of added time. The match that saw the most action in the added time ended with the final score 2:2.
The visiting side, Parma are currently 10th in the league with an overall record of 6-3-6, which puts them only 1 point ahead of Sampdoria. Looking at how Parma performed in their recent 5 games, they have won 2 drew 2 and lost 1 match. Most recently, they played a draw against Chievo (1:1), in a match, Parma should have performed better. Parma had 12 goal attempts and 7 shots on goal but only scored 1 goal. In their most recent 5 away games, Parma holds a 2-0-3 record, only winning against Genoa (1:3) and Torino (1:2). Their biggest problem in away games is their poor defence. Looking at the last 5 away games, Parma conceded 10 goals (2 per game on average), but did manage to score 6.
The last time these two teams met each other was in July in a friendly match, which was won by Sampdoria (3:1). Looking back, the teams are more or less equal when playing against one another, which just might be the case on 16th of December. As mentioned Parma have conceded 10 goals and scored 6 in their last 5 away games. On the other side, Sampdoria has scored 11 and conceded 8 in their last 5 games. It’s clear that neither of the teams has a good defence, on the other hand, they have got a decent attack. Sampdoria is a favourite here, but we won’t be betting on them, instead, we will predict this match to see over 2.5 goals which are highly likely to happen to take into consideration the performances from these two teams.
Prediction: Over 2.50 goals
Odds: 2.06 SBOBET