Best for Last
Real Madrid won the La Liga title weeks ago. Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title weeks ago. PSG won the Ligue 1 title weeks ago. Therefore, only the English Premier League and the Italian Serie A will be decided in the last fixture.
Regarding the Scudetto, Inter Milan needs to defeat Sampdoria and get a little help from Sassuolo. If first-place AC Milan wins at least a point in its visit to Reggio Emilia, it’ll be game over for the Nerazzurri.
As expected, Inter Milan comes in as the huge betting online favorite to defeat Sampdoria. However, the visitors will play with no pressure at all, making them more dangerous.
Inter: Solid at Home
Losing to Bologna less than a month ago is why Inter Milan needs help from Sassuolo. Bologna is sitting in 13th place. In other words, the Nerazzurri shouldn’t have lost.
They shouldn’t lose to Sampdoria, either. First of all, the title will be on the line. Second of all, Sampdoria is sitting in 15th place and will play for absolutely nothing. Last, but not least, the Nerazzurri own a 13-3-2 record when playing at home.
Most recently, they won four out of their last five games at San Siro (4-1-0). During that span, they scored 15 goals and allowed only four. Inter is the top scoring team in the Serie A with 81 goals in 37 games. That’s 15 more goals than AC Milan. Defensively, the Nerazzurri rank second with 32 goals allowed in 37 games. AC Milan and Napoli have allowed 31.
Last Sunday, the Nerazzurri visited Cagliari and won 3-1. That was exactly our prediction, including the correct score. Lautaro Martinez remained on fire by scoring two goals and now has 21 in total.
Prior to that, Inter defeated Juventus 4-2 to win the Coppa Italia. Summing up, we’re talking about a highly motivated team with talent to spare. The Nerazzurri totally deserve to be the soccer betting favorites at -750. No other team is offering a price like that for this weekend. Atalanta comes next at -440.
Sampdoria: Nothing to Lose
Last weekend, Sampdoria was also playing for nothing. Well, that didn’t stop them from crushing Fiorentina 4-1. The Violets needed to win in order to depend only on themselves to qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
That victory allowed Sampdoria to officially avoid relegation, which was the team’s main goal for the season. The bad news is that they lost center back Omar Colley due to a red card at the end of the game. Colley has been a starter all season long.
Sampdoria’s road record isn’t the best (4-3-11) but, as mentioned before, Marco Giampaolo’s team has nothing to lose. That makes it a tempting online gambling underdog, especially at +2200. If you place a $100 bet on them and the miracle occurs, your payout would be $2300.
Francesco Caputo (11) hasn’t scored as many goals as Martinez, but he’ll be a threat on the counter-attack. Inter must go all-in right from the start, which will create a lot of spaces for Caputo to do some damage.
Inter vs Sampdoria Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 139
- Inter Milan Victories: 74 (247 goals)
- Sampdoria Victories: 24 (127 goals)
- Draws: 41
Inter Milan couldn’t fulfill most football predictions for the first meeting between the two. They were huge favorites as well, but the game ended 2-2. The Nerazzurri had the advantage twice but couldn’t hold it.
Recent history is against Sampdoria, as Sunday’s visitors only won two of the last 10 meetings between the two. Plus, they couldn’t finish with a clean sheet in any of those games while Inter did it twice.
Inter vs Sampdoria Game Information
- Date: Sunday
- Time: 1:30 p.m. ET
- Location: San Siro, Milan
- Inter vs Sampdoria Live Stream: fuboTV
Inter vs Sampdoria Betting Lines
|Inter Milan||-2½ -105||-750||3½ -145o||2½ -155o
|Sampdoria||+2½ -115||+2200||3½ +125u||½ -120o
Inter vs Sampdoria Prediction
Let’s cut to the chase: Forget about an upset. Inter Milan will go all-in right from the start. The Nerazzurri averaged 2.5 goals per game in their last 10 encounters with Sampdoria. Plus, they don’t have any major injury concerns. That’s why I expect that trend to continue in what will end up being a goal-fest (contribution from the visitors included).
Score Prediction: Inter Milan 4, Sampdoria 1
Pick: Inter Wins and Both Teams to Score – Yes (+140)