Register for FREE to read this article.

Already have an account?

You have article views left.
Register for FREE to read more articles.

Already have an account?

Remind me next time

Bologna welcome bottom-placed Sampdoria at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara for a highly important match for both. In a meeting between two teams attempting to escape relegation from the Serie A, points are obviously in high demand. Bologna hope to extend their grip on Sampdoria, whom they outclassed in their last two meetings, winning 2-1 and 2-0, respectively.

The current difference in the Serie A standings between the two teams clashing at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara this coming Saturday is four points. The hosts are currently 17th in the Serie A standings with six points after eight rounds. Sampdoria are trailing behind them on two points, which makes them 20th in the rankings ahead of their next game.

With both Bologna and Sampdoria coming off disappointing defeats in their previous outing, we could be in for a cautious battle. Both will be eager to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later.

Bologna are not a high scoring team these days, as they only found the back of the net nine times in the last ten outings. That is an average of just 0.9 goals per game, as they conceded 16 goals. They managed one clean sheet in these matches.

Sampdoria travel to their next Serie A match, averaging a lowly 0.8 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a disappointing total of eight goals, while also conceding 20 goals. That amounts to an average of two per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring once.

Bologna vs Sampdoria Prediction

Bologna have been a bit bleak in their last three matches, although it opened with a 2-1 victory against Fiorentina. Unable to follow that up, they went down 0-1 against Empoli, before handing over all three points in a 3-0 defeat against Juventus. In their last six Serie A home matches, Bologna have two wins, while they've drawn two and lost two. They scored seven and conceded eight goals.

Sampdoria lost their previous three matches by 1-2 against AC Milan, 2-1 against Spezia and 0-3 against Monza. Sampdoria are winless in their last six away games in the Serie A, in which they drew one and lost five. They conceded 14 goals while scoring three themselves.

Both Bologna and Sampdoria are having a hard time finding their way to the net. With the teams clashing in this round 9, we find a low scoring match is the natural pick.

Sampdoria claimed zero wins from one goals scored and five conceded from their past two matches against teams placed in the bottom six. This handed them zero points to their account.

Bologna vs Sampdoria Stats

  • Bologna have conceded in 11 of the last 12 matches
  • Bologna have scored in 10 of the last 11 home matches
  • Bologna have not won 9 of the last 11 matches
  • Bologna have not lost 9 of the last 11 home matches
  • Bologna have conceded in 8 of the last 10 home matches
  • Sampdoria have not won 15 of the last 17 away matches
  • Sampdoria have conceded in 17 of the last 19 away matches
  • Sampdoria have not won the last 8 matches in a row
  • Sampdoria have lost the last 4 matches in a row
  • In 4 of the last 5 matches Sampdoria played, both teams scored

Bologna vs Sampdoria Team News

Sampdoria seem to have only one player on the injured and absent list, when they travel to Stadio Renato Dell'Ara to face Bologna.

Manuel De Luca nurses an injury and won't be travelling with Sampdoria.

Bologna vs Sampdoria H2H

Bologna go into their encounter with fond memories, as they won 2-1 and 2-0 the last two times they played Sampdoria. Bologna will be hoping to add another win to their fine tally against Sampdoria. They are enjoying a good 8-0-2 advantage against their forthcoming visitors. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 2.00.

Bologna vs Sampdoria Results

Entertainment seems close to guaranteed when Bologna welcome Sampdoria as over 2.5 goals came out a winning bet eight times in ten matches. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.90 with the bookies on Saturday.

Bologna vs Sampdoria Betting Tips

Marko Arnautovic is showing good form for Bologna, scoring four goals in their last six matches. Francesco Caputo scored once in his previous half dozen outings.

Bologna won five of their previous 10 matches across all tournaments at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara. They drew three and lost two as well, while Sampdoria won two of their last 10 games away. They drew two and lost six. Both teams have been poor at keeping their opponents from scoring in recent matches. While Bologna managed to keep a clean sheet in two of the games at Stadio Renato Dell'Ara, Sampdoria kept their hosts from scoring in two of their last 10 away games.

Over 2.5 goals came out eight times from a possible ten encounters between Bologna and Sampdoria, as Bologna averaged two goals per game. Sampdoria served up an average of one goal. Both teams to score was a winning bet six times over the same period. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Bologna’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 0.9 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that Sampdoria played across all tournaments this season. They scored 0.6 times on average in the process.