Week 24 of the Serie A will finish at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, when Roma host Sampdoria on Sunday, February 7th at 19:45.
After a streak of four consecutive games with no victory, the Giallorossi come to this game with two straight victories after they defeated Sassuolo 2-0 last Wednesday on the road with goals from Mohamed Salah and Stephan El Shaarawy, who has scored in his two first games with the Wolves.
They are located in the fifth place in the standings with 41 points, 12 behind the leader (Napoli). They have had a good season playing at home, as they have seven wins, three draws and one defeat, scoring 24 goals and allowing 11. Their only loss in their pitch so far was two months ago when they fell to Atalanta 2-0.
The bad news for the team led by Luciano Spalletti is that they have not been able to defeat Sampdoria in their last three matches in the local tournament. In the first meeting of the season between these teams, the Blucerchiati won 2-1 at home with a goal from Eder and an own goal from Kostas Manolas with five minutes left to play.
The last time the Wolves won was two years ago when they did it by 3-0 in the Olympic Stadium with two scores from Mattia Destro. They have lost only two of their previous five meetings versus Vincenzo Montella’s side in their pitch.
In the Serie A Odds Roma v Sampdoria, the Giallorossi are heavily favored to get the victory in front of their fans. They are listed at 1.44, while the Blucerchiati are with 9.0, and the draw is with 4.9.
Sampdoria are in the 17 spot in the table with 24 points, only five away from the relegation zone. They have won only one of their 11 games played on the road so far, scoring 12 goals and accepting 22.
They come to this match with five consecutive games with no victory. Last weekend, they drew 2-2 against Torino at home and ended a four-game losing streak. They couldn’t keep the advantage versus Il Toro as Andre Belotti scored in the last minute of play.
At online sportsbook Bodog, Roma are listed with 1.95 Odds to win this game by two or more goals and with 3.6 to do it by one. The Blucerchiati are rated at 11.o to get the three points by the minimum difference, and the score draw is with 5.75. The Wolves have scored 24 of their 42 goals this season at home.
Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko, who has scored three goals in the league in his first season with the Italian squad, and Francesco Totti are the favorites to open the scoreboard, and they are listed with 5.5. They are followed by Stephan El Shaarawy with 6.0.
Roma will take advantage of Sampdoria’s poor performances on the road to win three straight games for the first time this season and end their bad streak in the series.