Lazio will be looking to improve their chances of finishing in a European place this weekend, as they make the trip to Sampdoria looking for maximum points. Sampdoria will be hoping for a win themselves, as they are just five points above the drop zone coming into this Sunday fixture in Serie A.
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Sampdoria will be looking for a change in their fortunes as the busy winter period in Serie A continues on Sunday, as they sit just five clear of the bottom three. That does seem like a comfortable cushion at this stage, but they have won just twice in their last five outings, and have claimed maximum points on just four occasions in 15 games this term.
There is a sense that Sampdoria likely have enough attacking quality to steer clear of the drop zone this season, as they are the highest scorers in the bottom seven of the league, and look more than capable of going on a winning run.
However, they will need to recover from a big defeat in the midweek round of fixtures, as they were hammered 3-1 by Fiorentina. They did take the lead in that game through Manolo Gabbiadini, but that early advantage was wiped out before the first half break.
Lazio’s target for the season will remain a Champions League place. However, they have some work to do to catch up to the pace that is being set, as they are already ten points behind Atalanta.
Lazio have suffered two defeats in their last five league fixtures. Like Sampdoria, they were also swatted aside last weekend, as they were hammered 4-0 by the league leaders Napoli. Lazio managed just the two shots on target in that game, but they will likely dominant the possession this Sunday.
Sampdoria vs Lazio Head to Head
Sampdoria have won just once against Lazio in the last ten meetings. That victory came in this fixture last season, as they won 3-0 at home. However, Lazio still have a dominant advantage, having won four of the previous five, and scoring eleven in the process.
Sampdoria vs Lazio Prediction
The recent form of both teams is a concern coming into this, but Lazio’s record against Sampdoria shouldn’t be underestimated. For that reason, we can see the travelling side taking the maximum points, but it will be a close run affair.
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