Sampdoria vs. Spal 7/5/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Spal (5-4-20) at Sampdoria (8-5-16)
Serie A Soccer: Sunday July 5, 2020 at 1:30 PM (Stadio Luigi Ferraris)
The Line: Sampdoria -120 / Draw +250 / Spal +325 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Sampdoria and Spal square off in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday afternoon.
Sampdoria come into this match in 16th place on 29 points, four points clear of the drop zone with a record of 8 wins, 5 draws and 16 losses following a 5th straight 2-1 finish, this time being a 2-1 win over Lecce. In the victory over Lecce, Gaston Ramirez gave Sampdoria the lead in the 40th minute from the penalty spot, but Lecce would tie the game five minutes after the halftime break with a penalty of their own. The lead would hold until the 75th, where Ramirez struck again from the penalty spot, giving La Samp the eventual game-winner from the 12-yard spot kick. Fabio Quagliarella leads Sampdoria in scoring with 9 goals on the year while Ramirez and Manolo Gabbiadini each have 7 goals on the year. Karol Linetty leads Sampdoria with 3 assists as well this season. Emil Audero leads Sampdoria as the top goaltender, conceding 1.69 goals per 90 minutes with 7 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.
Spal on the other hand, come into this match in 19th place on 19 points with a record of 5 wins, 4 draws and 20 losses after a 2-2 tie with AC Milan in their last match. In the tie with Milan, Spal took the lead in the 13th minute off of the boot of Mattia Valoti. Sergio Floccari doubled Spal’s lead in the 30th minute, and Spal would dodge a bullet in the 37th minute when AC Milan’s goal was disallowed by VAR after a player was deemed offside in the buildup to the goal. Spal would be reduced to ten men in the 43rd when Marco D’Alessandro received a straight red card, and Milan would eventually make Spal pay in the 79th minute. Spal almost made it home free with the win, but Francesco Vicari would concede an own goal in the third minute of second-half stoppage time to bail out AC Milan and split the points between the two sides. Andrea Petagna leads Spal in scoring with 12 goals while Bryan Dabo has a team-high 3 assists this season.
Spal drawing with AC Milan was a sight to see, but the fact remains that Spal didn’t get the job done and their season is getting closer and closer to the danger zone. Sampdoria on the other side, aren’t much better off, but they are four points clear from the relegation zone, and have won the last four meetings with Spal and five of six overall. I’m going to side with Sampdoria to win and both teams to score as my main bet for this match and since Sampdoria’s last five matches have all ended with the same 2-1 score line, I’m going to take a stab at it becoming six straight with the correct score of 2-1 Sampdoria for sizeable plus odds.