Inter vs. Sampdoria Predictions & Betting Tips

The Scudetto race goes down to the wire as we look ahead to this weekend’s Serie A finale in these Inter vs. Sampdoria predictions. The final day of the season sees Simone Inzaghi’s Nerazzurri welcome an inconsistent Blucerchiati to San Siro on Sunday, at the same time as local rivals Milan are away at Sassuolo.

Inter vs. Sampdoria odds

1 – Inter to win – 3/20

2 – Both teams to score – 23/20

3 – Over 3.5 goals scored – 3/4

4 – Inter to win by one goal– 17/4

5 – Ivan Perisic to score anytime – 7/1

Inter host Sampdoria on Sunday afternoon looking to retain the Serie A title. The Nerazzurri know that they will need to better Milan’s result in order to successfully defend the Scudetto, but will not find out whether they have succeeded until the final whistle. 

The Nerazzurri go into Sunday’s game on the back of a four-match winning run, including their Coppa Italia victory over Juventus. For Sampdoria, recent results have also looked positive, with wins over Genoa and a surprise thrashing of Fiorentina ensuring that Marco Giampaolo’s side remain safe from relegation. 

With so much to play for, the hosts will have to be in their very best form at the weekend and will be brimming with confidence after a dominant performance against Cagliari on Sunday. While claiming the Scudetto may be out of their hands, we back Inzaghi’s side to finish the season in style and beat Sampdoria.

Looking at past fixtures between these clubs, none of the six most recent have seen fewer than three goals scored, with an average of 3.8 per game over this period. As a result, we’re tipping a bet on over 3.5 goals scored. A safer option may be on a both teams to score bet, as Inter are notably without a clean sheet in their last six in all competitions. 

It would be a surprise if the Blucerchiati do not put up a fight at San Siro, as Sampdoria tend to perform well against their recent opponents. The reverse fixture between the sides ended 2-2, while both sides won at home when the teams met last season. Despite Inter’s status as favourites, a punt on the hosts to win by just one goal could well be a shrewd move. 

In most fixtures, Lautaro Martinez is one of the favourites to open the scoring, and he may do again this weekend. However, on what’s set to be his final outing for Inter, we’ve highlighted the odds on Ivan Perisic ending his time in Milan with the opening goal of the game. 

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Inter vs. Sampdoria last five matches

Inter last five matches

Sampdoria last five matches

Inter top goalscorers

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Inter vs. Sampdoria line-ups

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Di Marco, Skriniar, De Vrij; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Correa, Martinez.

Sampdoria (4-1-4-1): Audero; Beresynski, Ferrari, Colley, Augello; Viera; Candreva, Rincon, Thorsby, Sabiri; Caputo.

Inter team news

With no injury concerns ahead of these crucial game, Inzaghi is expected to field a very similar line-up to recent fixtures. Joaquin Correa could be preferred up front to Edin Dzeko or Alexis Sanchez, while Ivan Perisic will most likely start in what looks like being his final match for Inter.

Sampdoria team news

Omar Colley is suspended for Sunday’s game having been sent off against Fiorentina, while Stefano Sensi is injured and will miss out against his parent club. Manolo Gabbiadini is not expected to make his return from injury, but Giampaolo has a decision to make whether to start Fabio Quagliarella or Francesco Caputo. 

Plusvalenze case appeal thrown out of court

The FIGC has seen its appeal thrown out of court, as the Plusvalenze scandal again collapsed with all clubs and directors cleared of all charges.

The entire basis of the investigation and accusations, that players were being traded at inflated prices to help balance the books or make it look as if assets were worth more than on the open market, proved to be fatally flawed.

As the first court verdict pointed out, there is no objective way of calculating the ‘true’ worth of a player other than what one club is willing to pay another for his services.

With that in mind, the very idea of punishing clubs with fines or even docked points became impossible.

The Federation lodged an appeal against that sentence and that too was thrown out today, so the Plusvalenze saga – translated as Capital Gains – is now effectively over.

The clubs involved were Juventus, Napoli, Genoa, Sampdoria, Parma, Empoli, Pescara, Chievo, Pro Vercelli, Pescara, Pisa and Novara.

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Kiyine given two-match Serie A ban for kick in the crotch

The Disciplinary Commission has announced the suspensions for the final Serie A round of the season, including a two-match ban for Sofian Kiyine after he kicked Lorenzo Pellegrini in the crotch.

That incident occurred during Roma’s 1-1 draw with Venezia, as Kiyine was caught on camera by VAR booting midfielder Pellegrini between the legs.

Kiyine, who is on loan from Roma’s rivals Lazio, also received a fine.

Sampdoria midfielder Omar Colley was given a one-match ban and a €10,000 fine for insulting the referee.

The season is over for these players, who were suspended for the Week 38 fixtures due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

They are Ederson (Salernitana), Patric (Lazio), Koray Gunter (Verona), Emmanuel Gyasi (Spezia), Youssef Maleh (Fiorentina), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta), David Okereke (Venezia) and Antonio Junior Vacca (Venezia).

Cagliari were fined €8,000 because their fans threw a firework and other objects onto the pitch during the 3-1 home defeat to Inter.

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Serie A title race analysed: Will there be a final-day twist? – Inside Europe

The Serie A title race is going down to the final day of the season as rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan bid to win the Scudetto.

AC Milan are two points clear at the top and need at least a draw at Sassuolo to claim their first league title since 2011, while champions Inter host Sampdoria.

Sassuolo beat AC Milan in the reverse fixture at San Siro (and won against them in their previous match in the 2020/21 season) and Sampdoria held Inter to a 2-2 draw last time out.

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Will both title-chasing sides win on the final day? Or will there a twist? Eurosport Italy’s Davide Bighiani previews what to expect from the conclusion of Serie A…

How is the title race being viewed in Italy?

For sure, this is the most beautiful championship fight we are witnessing in Italy, but also in Europe (together with Manchester City vs Liverpool) especially because it’s going on between two teams from the same city, and as you know AC Milan have not won a title for 11 years. The Rossoneri fans will make a lot of noise on Sunday!

Is there a feeling that Serie A will continue to be more competitive now?

Since last year Juventus are no longer the dominant team we have seen in the last decade; Inter have almost pulled off a miracle this year, restarting after the painful goodbyes of Antonio Conte, Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi; Milan are now a team that has been playing well together for almost three years; Napoli are at an excellent level even if they haven’t still the necessary solidity.

These four teams will give us a lot of satisfaction for the next few years.

What has been the key difference between the two Milan clubs?

The level of the two teams has largely been the same. The difference was made in the most recent derby (2-1 win for Milan) and Inter’s defeat in Bologna, with goalkeeper Ionut Radu’s blunder. Never before have the details made such a difference as this year.

And anything can still happen on the last Sunday of the championship.

Olivier Giroud esulta dopo il gol durante Inter-Milan – Serie A 2021-22

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Sassuolo are a bit of a bogey team for Milan, why do you think that is?

Sassuolo are always a very tricky team to face, because they play very good football, if they are on a good day they can hurt anyone. In the first meeting, they found AC Milan in a bad period of form and took advantage of it.

On Sunday the situation could play a part in the game and how both teams play.

Do you think Milan will do it?

Assuming that ‘anything can happen’, Milan seem to have the right level of mental preparation to face the challenge with destiny.

The match against Atalanta at the weekend was also very tricky and it went smoothly. Inter hope that the ‘May 5 effect’ (in 2002 they lost the Scudetto after a 4-2 defeat against Lazio saw Juventus pip them to the title) could also affect their cousins.

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Serie A | Udinese 2-3 Spezia: Top flight safety guaranteed

Spezia have secured their Serie A status with 3-2 a comeback victory away to Udinese, including a smart Daniele Verde volley, despite missing a penalty.

Watch the highlights here.

Serie A Highlights: Udinese 2-3 Spezia

The visitors needed two points in the remaining two rounds to guarantee Serie A safety. Simone Bastoni was suspended, with Leo Sena, Ebrima Colley and Hristov injured, while the hosts had Rodrigo Becao banned, Beto and Isaac Success on the treatment table.

It was an aggressive Spezia start, Rey Manaj hitting the side-netting and setting up Kevin Agudelo to force a tough save from Marco Silvestri.

Serie A Liveblog: Roma-Venezia, Udinese-Spezia, Verona-Torino

However, Udinese took the lead when Ivan Provedel made a fine save on Destiny Udogie’s header, but Giulio Maggiore gave it straight back to Nahuel Molina for a ferocious first-time strike into the far top corner from a tricky angle.

Spezia also lost Arkadiusz Reca to injury just 30 minutes in, but his replacement Salva Ferrer whipped in the cross for the equaliser, a magnificent flying cushioned volley by Daniele Verde.

The visitors turned it around completely in first half stoppages and again Ferrer was the provider, this time a sliding tackle to gain control from Pablo Marì and setting up Emmanuel Gyasi for a smart turn and finish from 12 yards.

Udinese were still in the locker room when the second half kicked off and Spezia took full advantage by going 3-1 up. Verde got a low cross in from the left and Maggiore bundled over the line in two attempts, as Silvestri got something on the first.

The Friulani struggled to mount much of a reaction, Molina twice turning wide in the same move from Gerard Deulofeu crosses.

Spezia had a penalty in stoppages when Molina shoved Viktor Kovalenko mid-air and Manaj insisted on taking the penalty, but blasted it well over the bar.

This prompted a very late scare, because Udinese got one back when Deulofeu’s free kick was flicked in off the head of Pablo Marì.

Udinese 2-3 Spezia

Molina 26 (U), Verde 35 (S), Gyasi 45 (S), Maggiore 47 (S), Pablo Marì 93 (U)

Missed penalty: Manaj 91 (S)

Serie A | Udinese 2-3 Spezia: Top flight safety guaranteed

Spezia have secured their Serie A status with 3-2 a comeback victory away to Udinese, including a smart Daniele Verde volley, despite missing a penalty.

Watch the highlights here.

Serie A Highlights: Udinese 2-3 Spezia

The visitors needed two points in the remaining two rounds to guarantee Serie A safety. Simone Bastoni was suspended, with Leo Sena, Ebrima Colley and Hristov injured, while the hosts had Rodrigo Becao banned, Beto and Isaac Success on the treatment table.

It was an aggressive Spezia start, Rey Manaj hitting the side-netting and setting up Kevin Agudelo to force a tough save from Marco Silvestri.

Serie A Liveblog: Roma-Venezia, Udinese-Spezia, Verona-Torino

However, Udinese took the lead when Ivan Provedel made a fine save on Destiny Udogie’s header, but Giulio Maggiore gave it straight back to Nahuel Molina for a ferocious first-time strike into the far top corner from a tricky angle.

Spezia also lost Arkadiusz Reca to injury just 30 minutes in, but his replacement Salva Ferrer whipped in the cross for the equaliser, a magnificent flying cushioned volley by Daniele Verde.

The visitors turned it around completely in first half stoppages and again Ferrer was the provider, this time a sliding tackle to gain control from Pablo Marì and setting up Emmanuel Gyasi for a smart turn and finish from 12 yards.

Udinese were still in the locker room when the second half kicked off and Spezia took full advantage by going 3-1 up. Verde got a low cross in from the left and Maggiore bundled over the line in two attempts, as Silvestri got something on the first.

The Friulani struggled to mount much of a reaction, Molina twice turning wide in the same move from Gerard Deulofeu crosses.

Spezia had a penalty in stoppages when Molina shoved Viktor Kovalenko mid-air and Manaj insisted on taking the penalty, but blasted it well over the bar.

This prompted a very late scare, because Udinese got one back when Deulofeu’s free kick was flicked in off the head of Pablo Marì.

Udinese 2-3 Spezia

Molina 26 (U), Verde 35 (S), Gyasi 45 (S), Maggiore 47 (S), Pablo Marì 93 (U)

Missed penalty: Manaj 91 (S)

Serie A | Udinese 2-3 Spezia: Top flight safety guaranteed

Spezia have secured their Serie A status with 3-2 a comeback victory away to Udinese, including a smart Daniele Verde volley, despite missing a penalty.

Watch the highlights here.

Serie A Highlights: Udinese 2-3 Spezia

The visitors needed two points in the remaining two rounds to guarantee Serie A safety. Simone Bastoni was suspended, with Leo Sena, Ebrima Colley and Hristov injured, while the hosts had Rodrigo Becao banned, Beto and Isaac Success on the treatment table.

It was an aggressive Spezia start, Rey Manaj hitting the side-netting and setting up Kevin Agudelo to force a tough save from Marco Silvestri.

Serie A Liveblog: Roma-Venezia, Udinese-Spezia, Verona-Torino

However, Udinese took the lead when Ivan Provedel made a fine save on Destiny Udogie’s header, but Giulio Maggiore gave it straight back to Nahuel Molina for a ferocious first-time strike into the far top corner from a tricky angle.

Spezia also lost Arkadiusz Reca to injury just 30 minutes in, but his replacement Salva Ferrer whipped in the cross for the equaliser, a magnificent flying cushioned volley by Daniele Verde.

The visitors turned it around completely in first half stoppages and again Ferrer was the provider, this time a sliding tackle to gain control from Pablo Marì and setting up Emmanuel Gyasi for a smart turn and finish from 12 yards.

Udinese were still in the locker room when the second half kicked off and Spezia took full advantage by going 3-1 up. Verde got a low cross in from the left and Maggiore bundled over the line in two attempts, as Silvestri got something on the first.

The Friulani struggled to mount much of a reaction, Molina twice turning wide in the same move from Gerard Deulofeu crosses.

Spezia had a penalty in stoppages when Molina shoved Viktor Kovalenko mid-air and Manaj insisted on taking the penalty, but blasted it well over the bar.

This prompted a very late scare, because Udinese got one back when Deulofeu’s free kick was flicked in off the head of Pablo Marì.

Udinese 2-3 Spezia

Molina 26 (U), Verde 35 (S), Gyasi 45 (S), Maggiore 47 (S), Pablo Marì 93 (U)

Missed penalty: Manaj 91 (S)

Serie A | Udinese 2-3 Spezia: Top flight safety guaranteed

Spezia have secured their Serie A status with 3-2 a comeback victory away to Udinese, including a smart Daniele Verde volley, despite missing a penalty.

Watch the highlights here.

Serie A Highlights: Udinese 2-3 Spezia

The visitors needed two points in the remaining two rounds to guarantee Serie A safety. Simone Bastoni was suspended, with Leo Sena, Ebrima Colley and Hristov injured, while the hosts had Rodrigo Becao banned, Beto and Isaac Success on the treatment table.

It was an aggressive Spezia start, Rey Manaj hitting the side-netting and setting up Kevin Agudelo to force a tough save from Marco Silvestri.

Serie A Liveblog: Roma-Venezia, Udinese-Spezia, Verona-Torino

However, Udinese took the lead when Ivan Provedel made a fine save on Destiny Udogie’s header, but Giulio Maggiore gave it straight back to Nahuel Molina for a ferocious first-time strike into the far top corner from a tricky angle.

Spezia also lost Arkadiusz Reca to injury just 30 minutes in, but his replacement Salva Ferrer whipped in the cross for the equaliser, a magnificent flying cushioned volley by Daniele Verde.

The visitors turned it around completely in first half stoppages and again Ferrer was the provider, this time a sliding tackle to gain control from Pablo Marì and setting up Emmanuel Gyasi for a smart turn and finish from 12 yards.

Udinese were still in the locker room when the second half kicked off and Spezia took full advantage by going 3-1 up. Verde got a low cross in from the left and Maggiore bundled over the line in two attempts, as Silvestri got something on the first.

The Friulani struggled to mount much of a reaction, Molina twice turning wide in the same move from Gerard Deulofeu crosses.

Spezia had a penalty in stoppages when Molina shoved Viktor Kovalenko mid-air and Manaj insisted on taking the penalty, but blasted it well over the bar.

This prompted a very late scare, because Udinese got one back when Deulofeu’s free kick was flicked in off the head of Pablo Marì.

Udinese 2-3 Spezia

Molina 26 (U), Verde 35 (S), Gyasi 45 (S), Maggiore 47 (S), Pablo Marì 93 (U)

Missed penalty: Manaj 91 (S)

Serie A | Udinese 2-3 Spezia: Top flight safety guaranteed

Spezia have secured their Serie A status with 3-2 a comeback victory away to Udinese, including a smart Daniele Verde volley, despite missing a penalty.

Watch the highlights here.

Serie A Highlights: Udinese 2-3 Spezia

The visitors needed two points in the remaining two rounds to guarantee Serie A safety. Simone Bastoni was suspended, with Leo Sena, Ebrima Colley and Hristov injured, while the hosts had Rodrigo Becao banned, Beto and Isaac Success on the treatment table.

It was an aggressive Spezia start, Rey Manaj hitting the side-netting and setting up Kevin Agudelo to force a tough save from Marco Silvestri.

Serie A Liveblog: Roma-Venezia, Udinese-Spezia, Verona-Torino

However, Udinese took the lead when Ivan Provedel made a fine save on Destiny Udogie’s header, but Giulio Maggiore gave it straight back to Nahuel Molina for a ferocious first-time strike into the far top corner from a tricky angle.

Spezia also lost Arkadiusz Reca to injury just 30 minutes in, but his replacement Salva Ferrer whipped in the cross for the equaliser, a magnificent flying cushioned volley by Daniele Verde.

The visitors turned it around completely in first half stoppages and again Ferrer was the provider, this time a sliding tackle to gain control from Pablo Marì and setting up Emmanuel Gyasi for a smart turn and finish from 12 yards.

Udinese were still in the locker room when the second half kicked off and Spezia took full advantage by going 3-1 up. Verde got a low cross in from the left and Maggiore bundled over the line in two attempts, as Silvestri got something on the first.

The Friulani struggled to mount much of a reaction, Molina twice turning wide in the same move from Gerard Deulofeu crosses.

Spezia had a penalty in stoppages when Molina shoved Viktor Kovalenko mid-air and Manaj insisted on taking the penalty, but blasted it well over the bar.

This prompted a very late scare, because Udinese got one back when Deulofeu’s free kick was flicked in off the head of Pablo Marì.

Udinese 2-3 Spezia

Molina 26 (U), Verde 35 (S), Gyasi 45 (S), Maggiore 47 (S), Pablo Marì 93 (U)

Missed penalty: Manaj 91 (S)

Serie A | Udinese 2-3 Spezia: Top flight safety guaranteed

Spezia have secured their Serie A status with 3-2 a comeback victory away to Udinese, including a smart Daniele Verde volley, despite missing a penalty.

The visitors needed two points in the remaining two rounds to guarantee Serie A safety. Simone Bastoni was suspended, with Leo Sena, Ebrima Colley and Hristov injured, while the hosts had Rodrigo Becao banned, Beto and Isaac Success on the treatment table.

It was an aggressive Spezia start, Rey Manaj hitting the side-netting and setting up Kevin Agudelo to force a tough save from Marco Silvestri.

Serie A Liveblog: Roma-Venezia, Udinese-Spezia, Verona-Torino

However, Udinese took the lead when Ivan Provedel made a fine save on Destiny Udogie’s header, but Giulio Maggiore gave it straight back to Nahuel Molina for a ferocious first-time strike into the far top corner from a tricky angle.

Spezia also lost Arkadiusz Reca to injury just 30 minutes in, but his replacement Salva Ferrer whipped in the cross for the equaliser, a magnificent flying cushioned volley by Daniele Verde.

The visitors turned it around completely in first half stoppages and again Ferrer was the provider, this time a sliding tackle to gain control from Pablo Marì and setting up Emmanuel Gyasi for a smart turn and finish from 12 yards.

Udinese were still in the locker room when the second half kicked off and Spezia took full advantage by going 3-1 up. Verde got a low cross in from the left and Maggiore bundled over the line in two attempts, as Silvestri got something on the first.

The Friulani struggled to mount much of a reaction, Molina twice turning wide in the same move from Gerard Deulofeu crosses.

Spezia had a penalty in stoppages when Molina shoved Viktor Kovalenko mid-air and Manaj insisted on taking the penalty, but blasted it well over the bar.

This prompted a very late scare, because Udinese got one back when Deulofeu’s free kick was flicked in off the head of Pablo Marì.

Udinese 2-3 Spezia

Molina 26 (U), Verde 35 (S), Gyasi 45 (S), Maggiore 47 (S), Pablo Marì 93 (U)

Missed penalty: Manaj 91 (S)