AS Roma will be looking to recover from the Derby della Capitale defeat against Lazio when they take on Sampdoria on Sunday. You can live-bet on the Serie A action by using our sportsbook.
AS Roma: Rock-Solid on Home Soil
The hosts find themselves stuck between qualification campaigns ahead of the final weeks of the season with Jose Mourinho’s team in the running for a Champions League and a Europa League spot. The Special One will also utilize their current run to the Europa League quarterfinals as an alternate route to next season’s Champions League, but they are in a strong position either way.
AS Roma will play Feyenoord in the UEL quarterfinals. If they win, they will play the winner between Leverkusen and Royale Union SG in the semis. Ahead of this weekend, Roma is currently sitting fifth in the Serie A table, just a point behind fourth-place AC Milan.
Mourinho needs his players to be fully fit and in great form after the international break. They ended the month with back-to-back league defeats against Sassuolo and city rivals Lazio. Goals have been a real problem for the hosts in Serie A in recent weeks, but we expect them to bounce back against a poor Sampdoria side so we will include them in our Serie A picks and parlays.
Mourinho will be without four first-team players through suspension for this game. Roger Ibanez and Bryan Cristante were sent off in the defeat against Lazio while Marash Kumbulla and Gianluca Mancini were both banned for one game due to separate disciplinary issues.
Sampdoria: Fighting to Avoid Relegation
Sampdoria managed to beat Verona 3-1 on home soil just before the international break to keep their survival hopes alive. They are now sitting 19th in the standings, nine points behind the first salvation spot with 11 rounds to go till the end of the season. Relegation looks to be almost confirmed for Dejan Stankovic’s troops.
The visitors have failed to find the back of the net in eight of their last 12 matches, but they have at least been more competitive in recent weeks, drawing with Inter Milan, Monza and Salernitana in their last seven outings. There will be no pressure on Sampdoria in the capital, and that may help them keep things interesting, but if you’re betting online you should continue to fade them.
They are also hit by a suspension with Bram Nuytinck serving a one-game ban for the visitors. Sam Lammers and Emil Audero are both edging back to full fitness, but Stankovic could stick with an unchanged starting lineup, aside from Nuytinck.
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AS Roma vs Sampdoria Head-to-Head
The hosts won eight of their last nine home games across all competitions. Sampdoria has lost nine of their 13 away games in Serie A this term, only scoring 10 times in the process. Roma has only seen four goals or more scored just once in their last 16 games. Sampdoria picked up their first league win in 11 games in their final outing before the break. Roma managed to win the last two mutual encounters against Sampdoria, keeping a clean sheet in each game. Only two of their last seven league outings have produced three or more goals scored between both teams at full time.
AS Roma vs Sampdoria Match Information
- Match: AS Roma (14-5-8) vs Sampdoria (3-6-18)
- Day/Time: Sunday, April 2, Noon ET
- Location: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
- AS Roma vs Sampdoria Live stream: fubo.tv
AS Roma vs Sampdoria Betting Lines
AS Roma vs Sampdoria Picks and Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -230 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Seria A odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
Roma’s strong home record and Sampdoria’s attacking struggles mean backing the Giallorossi appears a smart play for Sunday’s game, but for better odds we will combine the moneyline with the goals market. Each of the Giallorossi’s last nine wins has been accompanied by a clean sheet. This clash represents a great opportunity for Mourinho’s men to get their campaign back on track and close the gap on the top spots.