Much more than mere points are at stake when Genoa clash in a derby with rivals Sampdoria in Serie A on Friday at Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Ranked as number 19 Genoa have scraped together 10 points from 16 matches. With 15 points, Sampdoria earned themselves a place as number 15 in the Serie A following 16 encounters.
With 3 defeats in the last 6 matches since September, the mood around the Genoa camp could probably be a lot better. They need to up their game or prepare for more disappointment, when facing Sampdoria on home ground.
Genoa go into their next Serie A match, averaging a humble 0.7 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 7 goals, while also conceding 16 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.6 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.
Sampdoria are currently performing rather modestly, when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors this coming Friday managed a bearable 15 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1.5 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 22 goals. They claimed 1 clean sheets as they averaged 2.2 against per match. Here are some betting predictions from the team at BetFootball for you to use!
Stats and facts for Genoa and Sampdoria.
- Genoa did not win the last 13 matches in a row;
- Genoa did not win the last 9 matches in a row at home;
- Genoa conceded in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Genoa's last 5 of 7 matches.
- Sampdoria has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Sampdoria's last 13 of 15 matches;
- Sampdoria scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Sampdoria conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches.
Current form — Genoa v. Sampdoria
Genoa look poor
Only a single point prevents Genoa from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a 0-0 draw against Udinese, before getting trounced 3-0 against AC Milan. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Juventus ran out 2-0 winners.
Sampdoria struggling for results.
Sampdoria have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it started with a 3-1 win against Verona. Unable to follow that up, they went down 3-1 against Fiorentina, before handing over all 3 points in a 1-3 defeat against Lazio.
The two teams appear evenly matched by the bookies, but current form makes Sampdoria our choice for a win. At the time of writing, we were able to look up following odds with the bookmakers on this encounter. Bookies have a home win priced at 3.00, while the away win is 2.37. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.30. It all comes down to your preferred betting strategy.
Genoa v. Sampdoria — fixture history
Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Genoa played Sampdoria at Stadio Luigi Ferraris. The pair split the points in a 1-1 match, where no one managed to get the upper hand. The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Betting on Sampdoria will get you odds 2.37, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with an 42% chance of beating Genoa. You can get a price of 3.00, should you wish to add Genoa to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Genoa head into their upcoming match against Sampdoria with a 10% winning record in recent Serie A meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 1-4-5 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 50%. Do not expect too much entertainment this coming Friday, when Genoa and Sampdoria face off. Their last 10 matches were largely tight affairs, as more than two goals only happened 2 times. Both teams to score paid out with the bookies 5 times in those 10 matches.
Current table in the Serie A
The current standings in the Serie A shows us how Genoa and Sampdoria are positioned in the league table. Surely, an exciting battle for three points is on the cards in this round 17 clash this coming Friday.
Despite having scored just once lately, Domenico Criscito is one of the players from Genoa who we expect to be hitting the net again quite soon. Similarly, Sampdoria have Antonio Candreva on top of the list with 2 goals to his account at this point. Equally, more goals are to be expected from him.