Roma vs Sampdoria


Roma vs Sampdoria
Coppa Italia – Round of 16
Date: Thursday, 19th January 2017
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)

Roma are in excellent form this season and are second in the Serie A standings. The 2-1 defeat of Juventus against Fiorentina has put Roma at a point gap between the two sides and we could be in for an exciting finale for the title challenge this term. The Giallorossi are unbeaten at home in Serie A games this season winning in all of their 9 games so far.

Sampdoria on the other hand are on a disastrous run of form. They are 14th in the league table and have a 14 point cushion from the relegation zone. But they are coming on the back of a 5 match win-less run picking up just 2 points while losing 3. Their away record is even worse as they were only able to pick up 1 win from their 10 matches so far.

Roma vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head stats

Sampdoria have only won twice in their last 16 trips to Rome, the latest coming two seasons ago. The most recent clash at Stadio Olimpico was in the Serie A fixture of the current season which ended in a 3-2 win for the home team. Roma has won 11 times during the period with 3 matches ending in draws.

Roma vs Sampdoria: Prediction

Roma are a formidable unit while playing in front of their home fans. Their only home defeat in all competitions this season came against F.C Porto in the Champions League qualifier at the start of the campaign. Since then, it has been a run of 11 unbeaten games, winning 10 of those. Any key point to note is the number of goals they score at this same venue. They have scored 3 or more goals in 9 of the 11 matches in all competitions this season.

Sampdoria, with their poor away record in the current campaign and a terrible h2h record at the Stadio Olimpico are staring at a heavy defeat here.

Roma vs Sampdoria: Bet Tips

Roma to win first-half at 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 team goals for Roma at 2.10 (11/10).