Italian Serie A action takes us to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on August 25, 2019, for a match between Sampdoria and Lazio.

“Soccer" Sampdoria

Sampdoria was formed in 1946 after the merger of Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria. In 1991, Sampdoria won their only Scudetto and the Supercoppa Italiana. They have also won the Coppa Italia four times and in Europe, they won the Cup Winners Cup in 1990. They also played in the 1992 European Cup final where they lost to Barcelona 0-1. They have not had success as of late, finishing 15th in 2016 and 10th in the next two seasons, missing out on European qualification. Last season Sampdoria finished in 9th place in the final Serie A table.

These are the players for Sampdoria as of August 13, 2019:

1 GK Emil Audero, 4 MF Ronaldo Vieria, 6 MF Albin Ekdal, 7 MF Jacopo Sala, 8 MF Edgar Barreto, 11 FW Mehdi Leris, 14 MF Jakub Jankto, 15 DF Omat Colley, 16 MF Karol Linetty, 17 FW Gianluca Caprari, 20 MF Gonzalo Maroni, 23 FW Manolo Gabbiadini, 24, DF Bartosz Bereszynski, 25 DF Alex Ferrari, 27 FW Fabio Quagliarella, 29 DF Nicola Murru, 40 MF ognjen Stijepovic, DF Jeison Murillo, DF Julian Chabot, DF Tommaso Augello, MF Fabio Depaoli, MF Morten Thorsby MF Marco Pompetti

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Odds from as of 8/14/19

“Soccer" Lazio

S.S. Lazio was founded in 1900 and they have spent the majority of their existence in the top tier of Italian football. The Biancocelesti have been crowned as Italian champions twice and they have won the Coppa Italia seven times. They also have four Supercoppa Italiana titles, one UEFA Cup Winners Cup and one UEFA Super Cup win. After their best success in the 1990s, they went into an economic crisis in 2002. Despite their troubles, they won the Coppa Italia in 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2019. Lazio finished 8th in the final Serie A table last season.

These are the players on Lazio’s roster as of August 5, 2019:

1 GK Thomas Strakosha, 2 DF Wallace, 3 DF Luiz Felipe, 4 DF Patric, 5 DF Jordan Lukaku, 6 MF Lucas Leiva, 7 MF Valon Berisha, 10 MF Luis Alberto, 11 MG Joaquin Correa, 14 DF Riza Durmisi, 15 DF Bastos, 15 MF Marco Parolo, 17 FW Ciro Immobile, 19 MF Senad Lulic, 20 FW Felipe Caicedo, 21 MF Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 22 MF Jony, 23 GK Guido Guerrieri, 24 GK Silvio Proto, 26 DF Stefan Radu, 28 MF Andre Anderson, 29 DF Manuel Lazzari, 32 MF Danilo Cataldi, 33 DF Francesco Acerbi, 49 DF Jorge Silva, 77 DF Adam Marusic, 93 DF Denis Vavro

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Lazio enters this match as the soccer betting favorites against Sampdoria. They are 7-2-1 SU in their last meetings against Sampdoria and the latter hasn’t beaten Lazio in their last three meetings. In their most recent meeting last April 28, 2019, Lazio won 2-1 after scoring two goals in the first half.

Lazio had a rough season that ended with an 8th place finish which was disappointing given how the started the season. Lazio gained 10 points and dropped 17 in the last two months of the season. Still, there is plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the upcoming season.

This is a good Serie A squad. They have however not injected youth nor talent this summer and their young players continue to grow older. Felipe is the only consistent starter under the age of 23. Ciro Immobile is the focal point of the attack. Luis Alberto and Felipe Caicedo will play the other two attacker roles. Marusic and Lulic look to remain as the key wing backs of the team. The main concern with Lazio is their defense which needs to improve if they are to catch the likes of Inter and Milan. But against Sampdoria, Lazio should have enough to take the victory here. Prediction: Lazio

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