Inter Milan v. Sampdoria
Pick: Sampdoria +.5 at +111 (5Dimes)
Sampdoria are one of two undefeated teams in Serie A, and are coming off a 0-0 draw against title contenders Roma. Aside from their first choice keeper Viviano, Sampdoria will be fielding their ideal starting lineup. Sampdoria have only conceded four goals in eight matches. Forward Gabbiadini leads the team in scoring with four goals.
Inter have been inconsistent thus far. They conceded seven goals in two back-to-back defeats against Cagliari and Fiorentina, and drew against Napoli before finally winning again, last week, against lowly Cesena. Inter have quite a few injuries, especially in midfield. Jonathan, Guarin, M’Vila, Nagatomo, D’Ambrosio, and Osvaldo, who has four goals in the campaign, are all doubtful for the match.
Not sure how the injuries in midfield will play out for Inter, who normally like to keep possession and dictate the tempo of play. Their defense has been shaky at times. Sampdoria are riding high with confidence, and are in better form than Inter. I’ll take Sampdoria to at least grab a point.
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