Serie A Sampdoria vs Napoli 9/23/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Two teams that are coming off big away wins over the weekend will lock horns on Thursday, when Sampdoria will play host to Napoli. That was the first win for Sampdoria who have not looked that bad so far. Napoli have been really impressive so far and they will look to keep it up here.

Sampdoria (1 win, 1 loss, 2 draws) are coming into this match after a 3-0 win on the road against Empoli. Key man Caputo scored twice (31st and 52nd) while Candreva scored the final goal at the 70th minute for the 3-0 win. They really needed that win, as they were win-less in their first three matches of the season. However, they took a 2-2 draw at home against Inter Milan and only lost to AC Milan by 1-0 at home. Sampdoria are now sitting at the 11th spot of the Serie A with 5 points, scoring 5 and conceding 3 goals so far, keeping 2 clean sheets in the process. They have not yet won at home, but their two matches were against two very strong Milan teams.

Napoli (4 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws) destroyed Udinese’s unbeaten start to the season with a massive 4-0 win on Monday. They scored twice in each half and looked in excellent shape in both ends of the pitch. Prior to that they played for a 2-2 draw in the Europa League opener against Leicester on the road. Napoli have kept just 2 clean sheets in 5 matches in all competitions, but they have scored 2+ goals in all 5 matches. As far as the Serie A is concerned, Napoli are the only team to have won all their matches so far, sitting at the 2nd spot with 12 points, with 10 goals scored and 2 conceded. Another win here would push them to the top of the league table. 

Sampdoria vs Napoli. Napoli won both matches against Sampdoria last season, by 2-1 at home and by 2-0 in this venue. They have now won each of the last 5 matches against them, and 10 of the last 11. Moreover, they have been excellent in this venue in recent years, winning 8 of the last 10 matches and losing just once (8-1-1). Siding with Napoli to continue their winning streak here.

Serie A Sampdoria vs Napoli 9/23/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Serie A Starting Time: 12:30PM EDT

Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa

Date: Thursday, September 23rd     

Serie A Odds: Napoli -0.75

Serie A Totals: 2.75

Free Serie A Pick: Napoli -0.75 (+104)

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