Roman team Lazio are unbeaten in six against Sampdoria, winning five of these recent Serie A encounters, so they look the astute bet.
Considering the Eagles’ dominance over their Genoese hosts, they are superb value at a best price of 6/4 with Betfred, Betway and Paddy Power for victory again in Genoa.
Sitting nine points adrift of and three places behind the capital club in the table, Samp have struggled when coming up against fellow top six sides. This explains their status as 21/10 outsiders with BetVictor for a home win.
A draw, meanwhile, is top price of 49/20 with Titanbet.
Coppa Italia finalists Lazio’s success this season has been down to an ensemble cast of players at different points in their careers. Veteran stager Miroslav Klose has four in his last six, and is showing at 36 that age is no barrier.
Born in Poland, but playing international football for Germany, poacher Klose’s pedigree should be well-known to punters. We’re talking about the highest scorer at World Cup tournaments and Die Mannschaft’s all-time leading marksman. He’s a best bet of 7/4 with Betfred to add to a seasonal tally of 15 goals anytime in this encounter.
Fellow 30-something and Italy international midfielder Marco Parolo has proved to be a real late-bloomer. He’s hit three in his previous five, and that form can continue again at a top price of 5/1 with bet365 in the anytime market.
Brazilian attacker Felipe Anderson, 22, will be looking to celebrate his first-ever senior call-up for his country with a goal. Named in a provisional 30-man roster for the Copa America in Chile, he’s a tasty 10/3 to add to 10 Serie A strikes here.
Antonio Candreva has emerged as a key player for club and country, and scored against Sampdoria in the two previous seasons. Add that to four in eight coming into this encounter, and he’s sublime at a best price of 9/1 with Paddy Power to grab the opener.
As Samp have struggled at home, failing to win there in almost two months, taking a fabulous 4/1 on Lazio winning to nil is well worth a sizeable investment.
Betting tip: Miroslav Klose scores anytime @ 7/4 with Betfred
All odds were correct at time of posting.