Lazio vs Sampdoria in Serie A: Head to Head Statistics, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, Date, Time, Watch Live, Points Table
Ahead of their return to the Champions League knockout stages after an absence of more than 20 years, Lazio welcome mid-table Sampdoria to Stadio Olimpico on Saturday afternoon.
Bothered by injuries in defense, the Biancocelesti seek to bounce back from having their winning run brought to an abrupt end last week, as Claudio Ranieri‘s inconsistent side comes to the capital.
A momentum-breaking 3-1 defeat to new league leaders Inter last Sunday saw Lazio’s streak of six consecutive victories come to a crashing halt at San Siro.
Now level on 40 points with both Napoli (who have a game in hand) and Atalanta, plus three behind city rivals Roma, who they ruthlessly decimated in the derby last month, Simone Inzaghi‘s side is under pressure to mount another run of results in Serie A to secure Champions League football next season – just as they are set to face defending champions Bayern Munich in this year’s competition.
Enjoying the stability of tenth place in the Serie A standings, sitting comfortably inside the top half with a five-point buffer over old foes Genoa, Sampdoria travel to Rome having suffered only one defeat – against champions Juventus – in their last five.
Last weekend, the Blucerchiati saw off Fiorentina at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, as veteran forward Fabio Quagliarella punished the visitors by coming off the bench to do what he does best – ending a rare seven-match scoring drought with his match-winning strike.
Lazio vs Sampdoria Head-to-Head
Having scored in every away game but one this term, Sampdoria can also draw upon fond memories of their previous meeting with Lazio. Against all pre-match predictions, they triumphed 3-0 at Marassi in October, as top scorer Quagliarella scored the opener in the 32nd minute.
Ranieri’s men will face a tough task next weekend against another Champions League contender, Atalanta, before preparing for a much-anticipated Derby Della Lanterna clash with vastly improved city rivals Genoa the following week.
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