Roma may not run riot in Samp trip
Sampdoria v Roma
Serie A, 2pm Sunday
Sampdoria fans have had little to savour recently and that should continue when second-placed Roma visit Luigi Ferraris.
Samp have lost four of their last six Serie A matches and drawn the other two 0-0 at home, while Roma dumped them out of the Coppa Italia with a resounding 4-0 success at Stadio Olimpico.
However, rather than taking the Giallorossi to claim all three points for a fifth straight Serie A outing, have a bet on the game containing fewer than three goals.
After a crazy six away-game spell from the end of September when four of Roma’s trips in all competitions contained four or more goals and another was a 2-1 defeat at Atalanta, Luciano Spalletti seems to have tightened up his team’s tactics.
Roma have won this month’s two road games 1-0, one of which was a trip to Samp’s city rivals Genoa. And, in December, they lost 1-0 at Juventus, drew 0-0 at Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League and triumphed 2-0 as the away side at the Olympic Stadium against Lazio.
Samp have slipped down to the lower reaches of the table but should still be safe from the drop as they have won five of ten home league games including a 1-0 triumph over Inter and a 2-0 derby success.
All three draws have seen two or fewer goals and one of their reverses was 1-0 to Milan.
Samp have scored 12 and conceded eight at home in Serie A while Roma have netted 14 and conceded 11 on their raids.
Roma beat Samp 3-2 at home in the league in September and both of last season’s meetings finished 2-1 to the home side, but two of their four previous Luigi Ferraris clashes ended up 0-0 and Roma won 2-0 in autumn 2013.
Under 2.5 goals
1pt 5-4 Betfair, Coral, 188Bet