The first midweek round of games in the 2022-23 Serie A season could be a crucial set of fixtures and these Sampdoria vs. Lazio predictions form part of it. Lazio picked up a big win over Inter at the weekend, but need to build on it here.
The opening weeks of the 2022-23 Serie A season have been a mixed bag for both teams, with Lazio only just getting past Bologna and drawing 0-0 with Torino prior to their statement victory against last season’s runners-up.
Maurizio Sarri will be looking to build on a fifth-place finish in his first season in Rome but the early signs hint at a lack of consistency once again from I Biancocelesti following a mixed end to last season.
After edging a 2-1 win at home to Bologna on the opening weekend, with both sides ending the game with 10 players, Lazio could only follow that up with a 0-0 draw away at Torino.
However, they are deservedly slight favourites in this tie, with hosts Sampdoria failing to win in their opening two games and suffering a heavy defeat at Salernitana on Sunday, and the potential for Lazio’s season to slowly catch fire in the coming weeks.
With results not looking totally positive for either team, despite Lazio’s solidity, goals have also been an issue for both sets of players.
Lazio managed two goals inside 90 minutes of action in their first two league games of 2022-23 before finding an extra gear against Inter, with Sampdoria failing to fire in any of their three games.
Sarri’s side will be confident of having just enough to win in Genoa in midweek action, but it is unlikely to be a goal-filled clash, with neither side managing over 2.5 goals individually inside 90 minutes, and only once within four combined games, across the first two weeks of the campaign.
Sampdoria’s sheer lack of goal threat is a very strong possibility to continue in this contest with a straightforward three points for Lazio allowing them to creep back up the Serie A table heading into September.
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Sampdoria vs. Lazio last five matches
Sampdoria last five matches
Lazio last five matches
Sampdoria top goalscorers
Lazio top goalscorers
Sampdoria vs. Lazio line-ups
Sampdoria (4-2-3-1): Audero; Augello, Colley, Ferrari, Bereszynski; Vieira, Murillo; Duricic, Murru, Sabiri; Quagliarella
Lazio (4-3-3): Maximiano; Marusic, Romagnoli, Patric, Lazzari; Vecino, Cataldi, Milinkovic-Savic; Romero, Immobile, Anderson
Sampdoria team news
Sampdoria head coach Marco Giampaolo is still without four players through injury including key midfielder Tomas Rincon. The Venezuelan’s absence means at least one enforced change for the home side and Giampaolo could opt to rejig his system as a result.
Lazio team news
Sarri is expected to be boosted by a fully fit squad to pick from ahead of this game with first choice keeper Luis Maximiano back from suspension, The Portuguese stopper is expected to come back into the starting XI with Luka Romero also set to rotate back in.