Inter Milan vs. Sampdoria 6/21/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Sampdoria (7-5-13) at Inter Milan (16-6-3)
Serie A Soccer: Sunday June 21, 2020 at 3:45 pm (San Siro)
The Line: Inter Milan -295 / Draw +370 / Sampdoria +700 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Inter Milan play host to Sampdoria in Serie A soccer action from the San Siro on Sunday afternoon.
Inter Milan come into this match in 3rd place, sitting on 54 points with a record of 16 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses despite back-to-back defeats in their last two matches prior to Serie A pausing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The last defeat came in the form of a 2-0 loss to Juventus in their last match. In the defeat against Juve, the first half was quiet, with no scoring and no bookings but Juventus would open the scoring in the 55th minute before doubling their lead in the 67th minute. Inter would try to get back into the match but Daniele Padelli would get sent off in the 80th minute, leaving Inter with ten men and that would be the straw that broke the camel’s back as Inter wouldn’t get any closer. Romelu Lukaku leads Inter in scoring with 17 goals this season while Lautaro Martinez has 11 goals and Marcelo Brozovic and Antonio Candreva each have a team-high 5 assists this season. Samir Handanovic is Inter’s top goalkeeper, conceding 0.86 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 22 league appearances this season.
Sampdoria on the other hand, come into this match on 26 points in 16th with a record of 7 wins, 5 draws and 13 losses after a 2-1 win over Hellas Verona in their last match before the hiatus. In the win over Verona, Sampdoria fell behind when Emil Audero scored on his own goal. The O.G. looked like it was going to hold up as the game-deciding goal, but Fabio Quagliarella scored in the 77th minute to tie things at one and completed his brace from the penalty spot in the 86th to give La Samp a 2-1 lead, a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the way. Quagliarella’s brace gave him a team-high 9 goals this season while Manolo Gabbiadini has 6 goals and Karol Linelly has 3 assists this season. Audero is Sampdoria’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.68 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 25 league appearances this season.
The plus money with Sampdoria is tempting considering Inter leost their last two matches before Serie A was forced to pause. However, Inter have had a Coppa Italia game to shake off some rust, while this will be Sampdoria’s first game since the break. Add in the fact that Inter have won five straight against Sampdoria by a combined score of 13-4, and I think that Inter to win with the over 2.5 goals is a solid bet as I could easily see three goals in this game.