Inter Milan did a great job in the Europa League and also found some much-needed stability. They have now won two in a row and will look to build a winning streak when they will host Sampdoria on Sunday. Sampdoria have been in pretty opposite form considering the fact that they are coming off back to back losses.
Date/Time: 2-17-2019, 12:00 EST
Spread: Sampdoria +1
Total: 2.5 Goals
Inter Milan (13-6-4) are in great spirits right now as they are coming off a nice away win against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League. It took a penalty kick to determine the final 1-0 but Inter Milan were pretty dominant overall. Last week they did a similar thing on the road against Parma and won by the same 1-0. They are now sitting at the 3rd spot of the Serie A with 43 points, four ahead of AC Milan and nine behind Napoli. They have the 2nd best defense in the league with just 16 conceded goals. Inter Milan have been even better at home (7-2-2) where they have the best defense with just five conceded goals. But they have failed to win any of their last three home matches in all competitions, scoring just once.
Sampdoria (9-8-6) are coming off a really frustrating result, as they fell by 1-0 at home against Frosinone. Their opponents took the lead in a moment of carelessness in the first half and even though Sampdoria were dominant in that match they couldn’t overturn it. That was their second consecutive loss, as Sampdoria have won just once in their last six in all competitions (1-3-2). They are now sitting at the 9th spot of the league table with 33 points, four behind the 5th Atalanta. Sampdoria have the 5th best overall offense with 39 goals so far and have scored 20 of those on the road (3-5-4), which is the 3rd best offense.
Inter Milan won on the road in the first round of the Serie A by 1-0 and also won there last season by a huge 5-0. Moreover, they have been truly dominant as hosts against Sampdoria, losing just once in the past two decades (11-1-6).
However, Inter Milan have some internal turmoil these days, with their best forward creating some locker room distractions. He is currently questionable but his substitute is doing a great job. Both teams will create chances so there is a very good chance we will see goals on this one.
Serie A Inter Milan vs Sampdoria Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals (-121)
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