Italy (Serie A) betting tips Sampdoria – Verona prediction.
Match Date: 11 February, 2018
Kick off: 15:00
Pick: Home Win
Odds: 1.48
Bookmaker: bet-at-home
Match Result: 2:0 WIN!!!

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It will be a battle of European contenders against relegation contenders in Serie A (SA) when Sampdoria host Verona.
The high-flying hosts have set their sights on European qualification and are currently sixth in the league (38pts). However, they are just three points ahead of AC Milan in eighth and need a win to leave the chasing pack in their wake. Having stayed unbeaten in their last four SA games (W2, D2, L0), they are a confident bunch.
Verona find themselves in the heart of the relegation battle and are second from bottom (16pts). Though they are only four points from safety, recent form shows that the malaise is deeper. They have won just once in their last six SA games (W1, D0, L5) and that win over Fiorentina is looking a flash in the pan!
Sampdoria have a very good home record this season with only Juventus picking more than their 26 points. Their prowess in front of goal has seen them score 27 in 12 games (avg. of 2.25 per game). However, that record is showing signs of abating, as their last six home games yielded just eight goals.
Verona are at the other end of the spectrum with just nine points from their 11 trips this season. With 46 goals conceded, they are better than only the bottom-placed Benevento in the league.
Key battles: Fabio Quagliarella contributes to 50% of Sampdoria’s goals (16 goals, five assists).
Romulo (four assists) is the engine for Verona’s rapid counter-attacks from defence to attack.
Stat attack: Sampdoria have won five of their last seven encounters against Verona, drawing the other two. They have scored 20 goals in the process and conceded only four.
Sampdoria have never lost at home to Verona in eight competitive fixtures (W5, D3).