Sampdoria, who have already been demoted, will take on Sassuolo on Friday night in Serie A with the goal of repairing their reputation.
Two of Serie A’s worst teams, on the basis of form. They face off this weekend and we suggest the home side are in for even more misery.
The hosts are already relegated making this a battle with no clear rewards. The visitors are the only other team without a win in the last four rounds.
Almere City FC will be looking for an important win against FC Eindhoven after losing the first leg of this fixture last time out. This match will be a tough test for both teams. It should be an exciting match to watch.
Sampdoria vs Sassuolo
When Sassuolo visits an already relegated Sampdoria team on Friday, they are hoping to break their terrible run of results. Few would have imagined such a collapse for Alessio Dionisi’s team, the Neroverdi, who have had consistency issues for much of the season.
Fortunately for the visitors, they face the weekend’s only team with a worse record right now. In addition to being relegated, Sampdoria’s sorrow was made worse last Saturday as Milan destroyed them with a 5-1 victory. This weekend’s match might result in yet another loss for the hosts, who have dropped 24 of their first 36 games this year.
This season, both sides’ inability to score goals has been a major issue. Nevertheless, we would place a wager on a goal for each club at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. With no clean sheets in their previous six games, Sassuolo has truly struggled defensively lately.
To make matters worse, the Neroverdi haven’t exactly faced strong attacking competition; teams like Monza, Salernitana, and Verona have all managed to score twice against them. Given that they have scored in their past two games, Dejan Stankovic’s team may find some optimism in this.
The altercation involving AC Milan on May 20 was a disaster. At San Siro, the Rossoneri defeated Sampdoria 5-1 with ease in a performance to remember. Dejan Stankovic, the team’s coach, has nothing to cheer about, but there isn’t time to mope about; instead, he must focus immediately on the Sassuolo challenge on the 26th.
We can’t really say anything good about Sampdoria’s 2022–2023 Serie A performance. The Genoa squad blew all of its chances to stay alive, and with two games left until the season is over, they are at the bottom of the standings with just 18 points.
Sassuolo is on the other end of the spectrum. The group is doing great and has found redemption. In addition, despite Sampdoria’s prominence, it is reasonable to say that Sassuolo is the main power in this rivalry because of the four triumphs, three victories, and three draws that have occurred in the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
Since the season is coming to a conclusion, the two teams may play without any stress. Since nobody is battling for anything now, this match won’t include any excessively defensive tactics.
The head-to-head records support our predictions for the Sampdoria vs. Sassuolo match. Despite the fact that a few games finished in scoreless draws, over 2.5 goals were scored in 50.0% of the most recent 10 games.
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals / Sassuolo to win
Over 2.5 Goals – ✅
Sassuolo to win – ❌
Almere City vs Eindhoven FC
Almere City will be attempting to recover from their most recent defeat, a 1-0 loss to FC Eindhoven in the Eerste Divisie Play-offs. Dyon Dorenbosch of FC Eindhoven was the player who put the ball in the goal for his team in the 76th second.
In their last six games, Almere City, captained by Alex Pastoor, have been rewarded for their shots on goal nine times in total. In those games, they’ve surrendered a total of six goals, which is similar.
FC Eindhoven, led by Rob Penders, has scored an average of 1.17 goals per game over the course of their last six games, totaling 7 goals.
Almere City has prevailed in three of their prior matches, which have taken place since 12/03/2021, while FC Eindhoven has triumphed in two of them, with one game ending in a tie.
Over the course of those games, they combined to score 14 goals, with De Zwarte Schapen scoring 8 and FC Eindhoven scoring 6. That comes out to an average of 2.33 goals per game.
The team is mostly intact, so there aren’t many selection worries, and Almere City boss Alex Pastoor just has one fitness issue to address. No Faiz Mattoir (cruciate ligament injury) will occur.
The FC Eindhoven manager, Rob Penders, must choose a team from a constrained list of possibilities. Nigel Bertrams (fractured jaw) and Maarten Peijnenburg (knee injury) won’t be playing in this match.
FC Eindhoven should be able to overcome Almere City with a goal, but it’s unlikely it would be enough to avoid a loss.
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals / BTTS (YES)
Over 1.5 Goals – ✅
BTTS – ✅
Below are our top betting fixtures for Friday;
- Sporting v River ❌
- Vizela v Sporting ✅
- Almere City v Eindhoven ❌
- Iraq v Tunisia (U20 WC) ❌
- SJK v KuPS ❌
- Mainz II v Stuttgart II ❌
Over 2.5 Goals
- El-Gaish v Al Ahly ❌
- Eskilstuna v GAIS ❌
- Cork City v Shamrock Rovers ❌
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