This weekend’s Serie A action includes some key battles at the bottom of the table and these Monza vs. Sampdoria predictions offer an insight into the current relegation battle. Hosts Monza are looking good for survival in 11th, but Sampdoria are nine points away from safety inside the drop zone.
Monza vs. Sampdoria odds
1 – Monza to win – 6/7
2 – Monza under 2.5 total goals – 1/4
3 – Total goals scored under 2.5 – 3/4
4 – Both teams not to score – 37/40
5 – Monza to win 2-0 – 39/5
Monza’s form at the start of 2023 has given their fans real optimism over a potential battle against relegation. Ahead of this weekend, Raffaele Palladino’s side are unbeaten in Serie A action since the start of the year, with seven points picked up in their last three games, pushing them into a solid mid-table slot.
In contrast, Sampdoria have won just once since the start of 2023, their sole league victory in nine games either side of the World Cup, putting hosts Monza in a strong position to secure another three points this weekend.
Palladino’s charges have relied on being solid, over spectacular, in recent weeks with narrow wins powering their momentum in January. In their last three league clashes, they have scored six goals overall, at an average of two per game, with over 2.5 only scored once in 2023.
That pattern of scoring is enough to win this game. But not storming to a high scoring victory looks set to continue this weekend, with Sampdoria unable to stop conceding goals at an alarming rate. Dejan Stankovic’s side have kept one Serie A clean sheet all season, against rock bottom Cremonese in October, and they have shipped seven league goals in five games since the turn of the year.
Monza have also improved defensively in recent weeks with just three goals conceded in their last four home league matches. A routine home win could nudge Monza into the top half of the table by the start of next week, with Sampdoria’s top-flight status looking increasingly under threat as the gap to safety continues to grow in the second half of the campaign.
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Monza vs. Sampdoria last five matches
Monza last five matches
Sampdoria last five matches
Monza top goalscorers
Sampdoria top goalscorers
Monza vs. Sampdoria line-ups
Monza (3-4-3): De Gregorio; Caldirola, Mari, Izzo; Augusto, Rovella, Pepin, Ciurria; Caprari, Mota, Pessina
Sampdoria (3-5-2): Audero; Murru, Nuytinck, Amione; Augello, Rincon, Vieira, Verre, Leris; Gabbiadini, Lammers
Monza team news
Monza have a clean bill of health ahead of this game, with their only absentee being Stefano Sensi who is serving a one-game ban for picking up five Serie A bookings. Palladino is set to stick with an unchanged starting line-up from their win over Juventus.
Sampdoria team news
Key pair Abdelhamid Sabiri and Ignacio Pussetto are both still out of action for Sampdoria and Stankovic is certain to rotate his struggling side. Valerio Verre and Ronaldo Vieira are both looking to return to boost the midfield.