Lazio vs Sampdoria Betting Tip Both teams to score – 20 February 2021

Lazio may have a battle on their hands

Tommaso Augello / Sampdoria ©IMAGO / ZUMA Press 01/30/2021

ItalyLazio vs SampdoriaItaly
20 February 1400hrs
Football – Italy – Serie A
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 6/5  odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 17 February


Mid-table Sampdoria travel to the Italian capital hoping to continue a recent improvement in form against Lazio who will be favourites to get back to winning ways.

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Lazio Preview – Will Lazio bounce back from defeat last week to boost hopes of a top four finish?

Simone Inzaghi and his Lazio players will be looking to get back to winning ways following defeat to Inter Milan in the San Siro. Lazio are one of a number of teams in the battle for top four so the loss last week was a setback but they remain just two points behind fourth placed Juventus despite beings seventh, but they have played a game more than Juve.

Before that defeat Lazio were the form team in Serie A with six straight victories and that’s the sort of run they have to go on again if they are to finish above the other teams vying for the Champions League spots, which also includes Atalanta, Napoli and Roma.


Our betting prediction:
Keita Balde to score in 90 minutes

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 19 February)
Lazio’s recent home form has been particularly impressive with five in a row and that has included victories over three of the current top eight clubs. Inzaghi will take positives from the performance against Inter despite it ending in defeat and there are definite signs of progress compared to their indifferent start to this season.
The importance of a top four position and Champions League football is shown with Lazio’s next game. They face Bayern Munich at home on Tuesday which is their first knockout match in the Champions League in 20 years and something they have to be doing regularly to compete against the other top clubs in Italy.

Sampdoria Preview – Can in-form Samp continue their recent improvement and make it four wins from their last six?

Claudio Ranieri continues to keep Sampdoria performing to a level many thought they would be unable to sustain. Samp are are 10th coming into this weekend – five points clear of the team directly below them and looking good for a top-half finish. That objective is strengthened by their recent form which has seen them win three of their last five and losing just one (defeat to Juventus).

Before that, Sampdoria had actually won only three of their previous 13 so it’s a welcome return to good form. This will be a significant test, however.

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Ranieri have won four away games so far this season with a 2-0 success against Parma their most recent win on their travels. That adds to victories against Atalanta, Fiorentina and Verona which shows they are capable of turning in a big performance on the road.

Veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella leads the scoring charts for Samp with eight goals and on course for a fifth straight season hitting double figures in the league for the club. He could play up front by former Lazio man Keita Balde. The forward is on loan from Monaco and has five goals in 11 games.

Lazio vs Sampdoria Betting Advice

Although this is a home game for Lazio and they’ve been in great form at the Stadio Olimpico, it’s also a tricky one as it comes immediately before that huge game in Europe and against a team who on their day are good enough to get a result. Inzaghi will be well aware of just how dangerous their opponents are following Sampdoria’s 3-0 win when the sides met earlier this season.

Incidentally, that was Sampdoria’s fist win in this fixture in nine attempts.


Key Facts – Lazio vs Sampdoria Betting Tip

  • Lazio are hoping to make it six straight home wins in Serie A
  • Sampdoria will be hoping for a better result than their last visit to this stadium – 1-0 defeat against Roma
  • The visitors won their first match in nine against Lazio when victorious 3-0 at home earlier this season


Seven of Sampdoria’s last 10 away games have seen both teams finding the net, and that’s also occurred in eight of Lazio’s 11 home games in the league. Back it to happen again in tomorrow’s game.

Best Betting Odds for Lazio vs Sampdoria

Lazio: to win: 8/13 Betvictor
Draw: 14/5 at Betvictor
Sampdoria: 17/4 at Betvictor