Lazio vs Sampdoria predictions and betting tips on February 27, 2023
On February 27, Stadio Olimpico (Rome) will host the match of the 24th round of the Serie A, in which Lazio will compete with Sampdoria. The battle will start at 20:45 CET.
The team spends the second season under the rule of Maurizio Sarri. The first one seemed to be pretty successful: having replaced the long-term mentor of “the Eagles”, Simone Inzaghi, “the chain-smoking Maverick” was even able to move up a little bit in the table. Then, however, he failed to return to the Champions League. And nowadays, there are chances for this, especially considering that one of the favourites of the tournament, Juventus, has been fined and, as a result, likely dropped out of the battle. Still, the instability of “the White and Sky Blues” does not let them achieve the higher mentioned goal. Not so long ago, there was another unsuccessful segment: a departure from the Coppa Italia (the team was defeated by “the Old Lady”) and only 2 points in 3 rounds, including the defeat to a potential competitor, Atalanta. To tell the truth, then, the team managed to win both in the Conference League, in the battle with CFR (Cluj), and the match against Salernitana in the championship. Nevertheless, it has not been possible to return to the quartet of leaders so far.
The club showed not the best football in the previous season. Still, few could have imagined that in 2022/2023 it was not only impossible to add in the game at that time, but in fact, it had become obvious by February that Genoa was losing the second representative in the Serie A. Not so much worked under the rule of Giampaolo, but his successor, Stanković, could not change anything. There were hopes that Dejan would use a long break for the World Cup. To be frank, “la Samp” really was able to start the winter with a 2-1 success at the arena of Sassuolo. But then, there were 4 defeats in a row. There was another hint of enlightenment, when the Serbian specialist did not lose to Inter, which is pretty known to him, and before that, Monza achieved a 2-2 draw only by means of a penalty kick in the 9th added minute of the game. The previous round resulted in a defeat, and again the opponent, Bologna, scored in the very end.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Lazio has won three head-to-head matches in a row. At the beginning of the current season, there was a battle in Genoa that ended in a 1-1 draw.
Bookmakers believe in the success of Lazio. It plays at home with an outsider – thus, it is reasonable to bet on the victory of the hosts with “a -1 goal handicap” (odd: 1.77).