Sampdoria vs AS Roma: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:31 AM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 8:31 AM UTC

Claudio Ranieri wants a do or die attitude in his 1st match in charge of Sampdoria

<div><h2>Sampdoria vs AS Roma</h2><p><a href=""><strong>Sunday, October 20, at Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa)</strong></a></p><p>After 6 defeats in 7 matches, Sampdoria decided to sack Eusebio Di Francesco replacing him with Claudio Ranieri. Sampdoria is the 10th different Italian club that Ranieri has managed. With a great coaching experience, Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to the 2016 English Premier League title, came to save Sampdoria but ne needs time to manage that. On the other side, AS Roma are sitting 5th in the standings with 12 points earned in 7 matches, 12 goals scored and 10 conceded in the process. Their only loss this season came at home 2-0 to Atalanta but it was an unfair result for them. They played well but they failed to convert their goal-scoring opportunities. They enter this match on the back of a surprising 1-1 draw at home against Cagliari and they are determined to return to winning ways against Sampdoria, the worst attack in the league with 4 goals and the worst defence with 16 goals conceded in 7 matches.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Team News</h2><p>In football when you sack a manager and bring another one to resuscitate the team, it creates a click and the players immediately improve their performance, they get highly motivated and they tend to give their best in the 1st couple of games. This is what we expect also from Sampdoria. If it wasn’t for this managerial change, we will go with AS Roma to win the game, but we won’t do that just cause of this very important change. Ranieri declared that he’s not here to develop young players or get the older heads back to their best, he’s here to save the club and already did high-intensity technical drills on his 1st training session. Sampdoria signed Andrea Bertolacci in the international break, a midfielder with great Serie A experience who played for AC Milan, Genoa, AS Roma and Lecce.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Again, if it wasn’t for this managerial change we would go with an away win. Also, usually after the international break we are always expecting upsets. We are not saying Sampdoria will win this match, but we expect them to give their best. AS Roma are unbeaten on the road this season winning 2 of their 3 away matches. They conceded in 2 of them (against Lazio and Bologna). Like Ranieri said, it’s do or die for Sampdoria and we expect them to have an attacking approach as they have the necessary weapons to do that.</p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Serie A Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.8 with Bet365</strong></em></a></p></div>
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