Internazionale v Sampdoria | Serie A
Saturday 20 February 19:45 - Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Match Preview and Betting Tips
Internazionale will try to get their bid for Champions League qualification back on track when miserable Sampdoria visit the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday evening. The Nerazzurri lost 2-1 at Fiorentina on Sunday and are now 12 points off leaders Juventus, meaning a title challenge now appears to be farfetched.
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Indeed, Inter’s run of one win in seven Serie A matches could even cost them a place in the top five as city rivals Milan lurk only two points back in the table. Roberto Mancini will want to address his team’s inability to beat sides fighting at the wrong end of Italy’s top tier after draws against both Carpi and Hellas Verona in 2016. The hosts are strong favourites at 8/13 to get back on track with three points on Saturday.
That’s largely because Sampdoria appear to be in freefall. With two points from a possible 21, this weekend’s visitors have slipped to within three points of the drop zone – a scenario which appeared unlikely after a solid start to the campaign. Vincenzo Montella’s charges have lost their last three on the road and have only one away win all season. They’re at 11/2 to stun Inter in their own surroundings, with the draw at 13/4.
Mauro Icardi has scored ten times for Inter in Serie A and, at 18/5, he’s the favourite to break the deadlock on Saturday by scoring against his former club. Fellow frontmen Eder – who also vacated Genova for Milan – and Rodrigo Palacio are at 9/2 and 5/1 respectively. Sampdoria midfielder Roberto Soriano has seven goals for his team this season but is way out at 18/1 to notch first.
Tip 1: Inter to win to nil at 17/10 Click here for best odds
Tip 2: Mauro Icardi and Eder to score at any time at 4/1 Click here for best odds