Given the form of the two sides, it’s difficult to look beyond Verona for the win here. I Mastini have been good at home recently and have picked up 12 points from their last six Serie A home matches here at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi. In contrast, I Blucerchiati have struggled on their travels recently and have picked up only three points from their last six Serie A matches on the road, losing six of the last seven.
Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is Hellas Verona 2-1 Sampdoria Genoa and is available at odds of 8/1.
Alternatively, you can bet on any Hellas Verona win at 1.75/1 against I Blucerchiati at home on Saturday.
Or, back any away win for Sampdoria at 4.75/1 here at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.
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The Mastiffs welcome Sampdoria Genoa to the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on Saturday for this Serie A match. I Blucerchiati have the strong upper hand in the head to head, with 22 wins to Hellas Verona's 12, from their 51 encounters. However, home advantage seems to play a huge role when these sides face each other. This in reflected in all but one of Verona's being at home while only four of Sampdoria’s victories have come as visitors here.
Hellas Verona come into the match having picked up eight points from a maximum of 18 from their last six matches.
I Gialloblu won their last league match away to Atalanta BC. Expected goals of 3.7 to 1.3 in favour of Verona indicates it was likely a fair result. If anything, they made life hard for themselves with Giovanni Simeone, Darko Lazovic, Ivan Ilic, Marco Faraoni and Gianluca Caprari all squandering chances to score. In the end it took central defender Federico Ceccherini and an own goal from Atalanta to win them the game. The final score of the match was 1-2.
Giovanni Simeone failed to find the net with any of his six shots here. Despite this, he is Hellas Verona’s top scorer with 16 goals in Serie A this season and is the 2.2/1 favourite to score against Sampdoria Genoa on Saturday.
Their opponent on Saturday, Sampdoria Genoa, come into the match on a run of three defeats in a row. They have picked up three points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Serie A matches.
The Blue-circled lost their last league match at home to US Salernitana. Expected goals of 0.9 to 0.5 in favour of Sampdoria indicates they were a little unfortunate to get nothing from the match. Francesco Caputo got them back into the game with a goal before halftime to cut the arrears to one. However, it was his big miss nine minutes from time that ensured they would finish the match empty-handed. Caputo now has 10 league goals this season for Sampdoria and is 3.1/1 to get on the scoresheet again here. The final score of the match was 1-2.
Hellas Verona vs Sampdoria Genoa: Previous Serie A Meetings
51 in Total:- 12 Hellas Verona wins, 22 Sampdoria Genoa wins, 17 draws.
Hellas Verona team news
Alessandro Berardi (hand fracture), Diego Coppola (ankle injury), Ivor Pandur (shoulder injury), and Pawel Dawidowicz (cruciate ligament) will be unavailable for The Mastiffs due to injury on Saturday.
They are likely to stick with a winning team after beating Atalanta BC in their last league match.
Sampdoria Genoa team news
Injuries will rule out Sebastian Giovinco (calf injury) and Manolo Gabbiadini (cruciate ligament) for the trip to the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.
Sampdoria Genoa may look to shuffle their deck after a disappointing loss against US Salernitana in their last league match. Stefano Sensi was particularly disappointing and hasn’t created a chance in either of the last two games. Mikkel Damsgaard may be the man to replace him after making a two-minute cameo here as he continues his return from injury.
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