Lazio will be looking to get back into the Champions League this term, but they will need to be winning games like this on Monday night if they are to achieve that feat. Sampdoria will be the visitors, as they look to pick up just a third win this term.
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It has been a strong season to this point for Lazio, but they will need to maintain their form if they are to finish in a Champions League spot. The Italian side currently sits fifth in the standings, but they are just two points away from AC Milan. Lazio has been in decent form over their previous five matches, as they have lost on just one occasion. However, they have picked up just a single victory in their previous four.
That win was picked up in their previous fixture, as they landed a 2-0 win on the road against Salernitana. Ciro Immobile was the difference between the two sides, as the influential striker scored twice in the final half an hour. However, Lazio will need to keep that positive momentum going, starting with this Monday’s showdown.
Sampdoria already looks set for a difficult end to the season in Serie A, as they are in danger of getting cut adrift in the bottom three. The Italian side has won just two games from 23 this term, and no side has lost more regularly throughout the campaign. Sampdoria comes into this game without a win in five, while they have lost three times over that period.
Their most recent defeat was suffered at home against Bologna, as they weren’t able to hold on to a vital point in the closing stages. Abdelhamid Sabiri equalised in that game with 20 minutes remaining, but Bologna scored a winner in the 90th minute.
Lazio vs Sampdoria Head to Head
Lazio is unbeaten in their previous four matches against Sampdoria, winning three times over that period. Sampdoria also has a poor record on the road against Lazio, as they have lost each of their previous four, and have picked up just one point from their previous six visits.
Lazio vs Sampdoria Prediction
Sampdoria has limited success away from home against Lazio throughout their Serie A history, and that’s a huge concern coming into this showdown. Therefore, we will be siding with the hosts, as they look to edge closer to the Champions League spots.
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