Sampdoria vs. Bologna 6/28/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Bologna (9-7-11) at Sampdoria (7-5-15)
Serie A Soccer: Sunday June 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm (Stadio Luigi Ferraris)
The Line: Sampdoria +140 / Draw +235 / Bologna +200 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Sampdoria play host to Bologna in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday afternoon.
Sampdoria enter this match in 16th place on 26 points with a record of 7 wins, 5 draws and 15 losses following a 2-1 loss to Roma in their last match. In the defeat against Roma, Sampdoria actually led just 11 minutes in off of the boot of Manolo Gabbiadini. Samp dodged a bullet in the 31st minute when Roma’s tying goal was wiped out due to a handball in the buildup to the goal. The lead would hold into the second half, but Roma would get their equalizing goal in the 64th minute before Roma would take a 2-1 lead in the 85th. Sampdoria would try to equalize down the stretch, but in the end it wasn’t enough as Roma held on for the victory. Fabio Quagliarella leads Sampdoria in scoring with 9 goals while Gabbiadini has 7 goals on the year. Karol Linetty also has a team-high 3 assists for Sampdoria this season. Emil Audero is Samp’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.7 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 27 league appearances this season.
Bologna on the other hand, come into the match in 11th place on back-to-back losses as well after falling to 9 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses with 34 points after a 2-0 defeat to Juventus in their last game. In the loss to Juve, Bologna fell behind from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute and Juventus would go 2-0 up just 13 minutes later. Bologna would try to get back into the match, but the hosts would have just one shot on goal in the entire match, allowing Juventus to control the pace with just 44% possession at full time. Bologna wouldn’t be able to chip away at Juve’s lead by the full-time whistle, allowing Juventus to leave with the win and leaving Bologna empty-handed. Riccardo Orsolini leads Bologna in scoring with 7 goals while also boasting a team-high 4 assists while Rodrigo Palacio has 6 goals on the year. Lukasz Skorupski is Bologna’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.5 goals per 90 minutes with 2 clean sheets in 26 league appearances this season.
I get Sampdoria being favored at home, but there aren’t any spectators in the stands so any advantage for Sampdoria in that regard is out the window and even then it’s still going to take some getting used to. We also can’t forget that Samp is one of the worst home teams in Serie A as it was before the break. On the other hand, Bologna has been better overall, but I’m not sure how much faith I’m putting in Bologna early on, even against Sampdoria. This match just has 1-1 written all over it in my opinion, so I’ll side with the draw as my main bet as well as the final score line of 1-1 for decent plus odds.