Verona v Sampdoria Betting Preview

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi
Kick off time: 20:00 hrs BST

Sampdoria will make the trip to Verona on Monday night as the two sides go head to head in this Italian Serie A fixture. While the visitors will be playing to re-enter the top 4 of the league, the home side are currently in a little bit of trouble. Verona are in 14th position in the league with 14 points from 13 games while the visitors have 23 points from 13 games.

Verona’s form: D-W-L-L-W

After finding themselves in a bit of a spot coming into their last game, the home side had responded strongly as they held their own in a 1-0 home win over Perugia in Serie A. The side had lost at home against Fiorentina and Sassuolo in successive games coming into the game against Perugia.

The hosts did beat lower league side Lugano in a 5-1 hammering away from home back on November 13. However, the side need to perform well in their own league if they are to remain in the top flight next season.

Sampdoria’s form: W-D-D-D-W

The visitors are unbeaten in their last five games. However, only a couple of these matches have ended in wins with the rest being drawn games. This run had started with a 3-1 win at home against Fiorentina.

Thereafter, Sampdoria drew 3 successive matches against AC Milan at home (2-2), Cesena (1-1), and Napoli (1-1). The side are coming into this one on the backs of a 2-0 home win against Brescia on December 4.

Key Players

Verona: Veteran striker Javier Saviola scored the solitary goal in the win against Perugia and the Argentine striker will be looking to score again come Monday night.

Sampdoria: Eder has scored in 3 of the last 5 games for the visitors. The Brazilian has been in fine goal-scoring form and will be looking to play a decisive part in this upcoming game.

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