Sampdoria takes on Torino at the Luigi Ferraris in Round 4 of the Italian Serie A on September 22, 2019.
Sampdoria was founded in 1946 after the merger of Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria. In 1991, Sampdoria won their only Scudetto and they also won the Supercoppa Italiana that year. Sampdoria has 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.
Fabio Quagliarella scored the only goal for Sampdoria this season. Ronaldo Viera has three shots and two shots on target but has been unable to score so far. Likewise, Jakub Janto has three shots but no goal scored this season. On the other hand, goalkeeper Emil Audero has a total of 15 saves but has conceded 9 goals this season.
Sampdoria ranks at the bottom of the league in Goal Difference at -8, Goals Conceded at 9 goals and Goals Scored with just one. They are also at the bottom of the leaderboard in assists with none so far this season. Sampdoria enters this match against Torino as the soccer betting favorite.
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Torino Football Club was founded in 1906. Known as Torino or Toro, the club has won a total of seven Italian titles, including five in a row during the 1940’s when they were dubbed as the Grande Torino. That team was recognized as one of the strongest football sides ever until the entire squad was killed during the 1949 Superga Air Disaster. Torino also has five Coppa Italia wins, the last of which came in 1993. They also won the 1991 Mitropa Cup and were finalists in the 1992 UEFA Cup.
Torino ranks 7th in Goal Difference at +1 goal. They have scored a total of six goals on the season which ranks them in 6th place overall. Torino is also ranked 9th with a total of five goals conceded this season. They are tied for 3rd in assists with a total of five in three matches played so far.
Andre Belottia leads Torino with two goals scored this season. Defenders Kevin Bonifazi and Armando Izzo each have one goal scored this term. Midfielder Daniel Baseli leads the squad with two assists while goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has 19 saves and has given up a total of five goals in three appearances.
Sampdoria is the bottom of the Serie A team standings right now. They are winless in three matches played and have scored just one goal so far this season. Their losses to Lazio, Sassuolo and Napoli have come by an aggregate score of 1-9 which shows how bad they are struggling in putting the ball in the goal.
Torino is currently ranked 6th in the Italian Serie A with a record of 2-0-1 SU. They opened the current season with back to back wins over Sassuolo and Atalanta but they lost to Lecce 1-2 in their most recent match played. Head to head, Torino has lost just twice in their last 10 meetings, going 4-4-2 SU during that period. Torino has won the last two meetings including the last one, a 2-1 home victory last April 3, 2019.
Sampdoria is in a funk right now with three straight defeats. Torino is off to a good start with two wins and one loss but they have not played consistently. These teams have played to a draw in half of their last six meetings If you force me to pick a winner, I’d go with Sampdoria who has the better team overall. But because they are in poor form right now, I’m going with a draw here. Prediction: Draw