Udinese vs. Sampdoria 7/12/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Sampdoria (9-5-17) at Udinese (9-8-14)
Serie A Soccer: Sunday July 12, 2020 at 1:30 PM (Dacia Arena)
The Line: Udinese +130 / Draw +210 / Sampdoria +240 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Udinese and Sampdoria duke it out in Serie A soccer action from the Dacia Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Udinese come into this match in 14th place on 35 points tied with Fiorentina with a record of 9 wins, 8 draws and 14 losses following a 3-0 win over Spal in their last match. In the win over Spal, Rodrigo De Paul opened the scoring for Udinese in the 18th minute and Stefano Okaka doubled Udinese’s lead in the 35th minute. Spal would try to get back into the match, but Kevin Lasagna would lock up the result for Udinese in the 81st minute. Lasagna leads Udinese in scoring with 9 goals while De Paul and Okaka each have 6 goals with De Paul adding 5 assists. Seko Fofana leads Udinese in assists with 7 assists this season. Juan Agustin is Udinese’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.29 goals per 90 minutes with 11 clean sheets in 31 league appearances this season.
Sampdoria on the other hand, come into this match in 16th place on 32 points with a record of 9 wins, 5 draws and 17 losses following a 2-0 loss to Atalanta in their last match. In the loss to Atalanta, the first half saw no scoring, just one booking per side at the half. The scoreless tie would hold until Atalanta broke the deadlock in the 75th minute. Sampdoria would try to get back into the game, but Atalanta would secure the win with a second goal 10 minutes later. Fabio Quagliarella leads Sampdoria in scoring with 9 goals while Manolo Gabbiadini has 8 goals and Gaston Ramirez has 8 goals this season. Karol Linetty leads Sampdoria with 3 assists while Emil Audero leads Sampdoria in goal, conceding 1.65 goals per 90 minutes with 8 clean sheets in 31 league appearances this season.
This is a hard game to call between two teams in the bottom half of the table. With that said, when it’s hard to separate the two sides, a lot of time I lean towards the draw. However, the home team has won five straight and has gone unbeaten in seven of the last nine matches dating back to 2015. Udinese’s been balanced at home with 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, but Sampdoria’s lost 10 of 15 away matches this year and even with no fans, I have to give the edge to Udinese at home here.