Sampdoria vs Crotone Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Sampdoria vs Crotone predictions ahead of this Serie A clash on Sunday. Can the visitors continue their late push for survival with a result at Sampdoria? Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.
Sampdoria VS Crotone Predictions
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Double Chance Tip: 2x win
Reason For Sampdoria VS Crotone Betting Tips
The nature of this season’s relegation battle had some chairmen appealing for Serie A to be reduced to 18 clubs. With three sides cut adrift, it was argued that the quality of the league would go up if two places were cut. That’s not something Crotone seem to be on board with, as the 18th placed side have kick started a surprise push for safety in the closing stages of the season, sparking interest in the lower reaches of the division.
This hasn’t been a lucky run for the Calabrians, who now have seven points from nine games. They claimed a win over Inter in that run, something which seemed to worry 17th placed Empoli. Crotone slipped to a 1-1 draw at Torino last weekend, while the side directly above them claimed a win. While there’s now five points between them and safety, the visitors are still one of the few sides in Italy’s top flight with something to play for. Can that inspire them to a win at Sampdoria?
Crotone will be confident of claiming a result, following Samp’s 2-1 loss at Sassuolo. While you can sometimes think too much can be taken from one result, that’s not the case for the Blucerchiati. The hosts’ season can be split in to clear parts, runs of great form and long waits for victories. Having started the campaign with two wins, they waited seven games for their third. That led in to a six game unbeaten run, which was followed by a seven game winless streak. A run of one defeat in 10 ended last weekend, so we expect Sampdoria’s form to fall off a cliff in the run in.
The hosts aren’t exactly solid at home anyway, winning just three of their last nine matches here. They’ve claimed a victory in 50% of their Serie A outings at the Luigi Ferraris, which should provide a determined Crotone side with an opportunity to pull off a result. The Calabrians picked up a 1-1 draw in the last meeting, meaning they’ve lost just one of the last five encounters between these two. Seeing as the hosts have little to play for, and a poor record at home, we’re backing Crotone to take something from the game, which is priced at 10/11 with bet365.