Brescia vs. Sampdoria 8/1/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks

Sampdoria (12-5-20) at Brescia (6-6-25)

Serie A Soccer: Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Stadio Mario Rigamonti)

The Line: Brescia +500 / Draw +360 / Sampdoria -200 -- O/U: 3.6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Brescia plays host to Sampdoria in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Mario Rigamonti on Saturday afternoon.

Brescia comes into this game in 19th place, sitting on 24 points with a record of 6 wins, 6 draws and 25 losses following a 3rd straight defeat in the form of a 2-0 loss to Lazio last time out. In the loss to Lazio, Brescia fell behind in the 17th minute and despite Brescia’s best efforts to hold Lazio off and chase an equalizer, they’d be held to just 39% possession in the second half while being outshot 11-0 in terms of shots on target. Lazio would put the nail in the coffin with a second goal in the 82nd minute, leaving Brescia shut out at full time. Alfredo Donnarumma leads Brescia in scoring with 7 goals while Ernesto Torregrossa has 6 goals and Sandro Tonali has a team-high 7 assists for Brescia this season. Jesse Joronen is Brescia’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.86 goals per 90 minutes with 5 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.

Sampdoria on the other hand, sit in 15th place on 41 points after a 3rd straight loss themselves following a 4-1 defeat against AC Milan to fall to 12 wins, 5 draws and 20 losses this season. In the loss to AC Milan, Sampdoria fell behind in the 4th minute and spent the entire first half chasing but still trailed at the break. Milan would push the lead to 3-0 with a pair of goals 6 minutes apart in the 52nd and 58th, but Sampdoria would get a chance in the 78th minute from the penalty spot to pull a goal back. The problem was that Gonzalo Maroni would be stopped with a spectacular save, but Kristoffer Askildsen would get Sampdoria on the board in the 87th minute. It was too little too late though, as AC Milan responded with a fourth goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to secure the result and send Sampdoria back empty-handed. Fabio Quagliarella and Manolo Gabbiadini share the team-high in scoring with 11 goals apiece while Jakub Jankto has a team-high 4 assists this season. Emil Audero is Sampdoria’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.61 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 36 league appearances this season.

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I’m not trying to back either of these teams, even with Brescia getting heavy plus money, as both having nothing to play for and are on three-game losing streaks. With that said, I’m going to side with the under 2.5 goals for this one as I could easily see this being a low-scoring game where the two just kick the ball around the midfield for 90 minutes with absolutely nothing on the line here.  

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Chris’s Pick Under 2.5 Goals +200

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