Sampdoria vs NapoliSerie A, KO: 17:30 Sep 23, 2021, Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris
Napoli are the form team in Serie A this season and will be looking to maintain their perfect start as they travel to the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris to face Sampdoria.
Sampdoria are finally off the mark for the season after claiming a 3-0 victory over Empoli in their previous Serie A fixture. They were barely troubled throughout the encounter as a brace from Francesco Caputo and an effort from Antonio Candreva were enough to seal the win.
It was the first win of the season for Sampdoria who are unbeaten since a 1-0 defeat to AC Milan in their opening fixture. Roberto D’Aversa’s men appear to have taken some confidence from the 2-2 draw against Inter Milan and will be looking to build some momentum.
Sampdoria are still seeking their first home win this term and have claimed just one Serie A victory in their last four matches at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, stretching back to last season. They have also conceded four goals in their two home matches this term.
Napoli were in fine form last time out in Serie A with a 4-0 victory against previously unbeaten Udinese. They were comfortable throughout as Victor Osimhen and Amir Rrahmani gave them a two-goal lead at halftime while Kalidou Koulibaly and Hirving Lozano added further goals after the break.
The result means Napoli are the only team with a 100% record in Serie A after four matches. They are also unbeaten across all competitions this season and earned a 2-2 draw at Leicester City in the opening fixture in the UEFA Europa League.
Napoli have built an impressive record on their travels which stretches back to last season. Luciano Spalletti’s men have won their last six away matches in Serie A and have conceded just two goals in that run.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to head
Napoli have the upper hand in this fixture and have won the last five matches against Sampdoria. They did the double over their rivals last season with the clash at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris ending 2-0 thanks to goals from Fabian Ruiz and Victor Osimhen.
Players to watch
Francesco Caputo is coming off a brace in his previous appearance and will be the one to watch for Sampdoria. Sporting Index has the striker at 41/20 to score anytime.
Victor Osimhen is finally off the mark in Serie A this season and could be worth keeping an eye on for Napoli. The Nigerian striker was on target in this fixture last season and is priced at 29/20 by Betfred to once again find the net.
Anything else catch the eye?
Napoli have been largely untroubled this season and with the visitors likely to earn a comfortable victory, a -1 handicap can be considered at 23/10 with BetVictor. They have also scored in both halves in two of their last three matches and a repeat is priced at 17/10 with Unibet.
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