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Sometimes the ugliest soccer games on the betting board provide the best opportunity.

It’s unlikely that many people on this side of the pond will be taking time out of their Friday afternoon to watch a meaningless Serie A match between Sampdoria and Sassuolo, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t value to be found there.

To call this a terrible season for Sampdoria may be an understatement.

Not only has Sampdoria basically been relegated for months, but it’s won just one of its past 20 matches and has amassed just nine points in that span.

Sampdoria vs. Sassuolo pick

Things have been especially ugly recently, as Sampdoria has been outscored 15-2 in its past five contests. 

Sassuolo is sitting comfortably in the middle of the Serie A table and have nothing left to play for in this season, but they should be well-suited to take advantage of this matchup.


Domenico Berardi of US Sassuolo
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Sassuolo is a decent offensive outfit but has had issues keeping the ball out of the net all season.

Luckily, Sampdoria is not going to put this backline under too much duress, which should allow Sassuolo’s attack to be the difference in this tilt.


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Perhaps Sampdoria shows up for its final home match of the season and tries to give its fans something to take into the offseason, but chances are that this is another dreary evening at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium.

Take Sassuolo as a road favorite and enjoy this ugly contest.

Sampdoria vs. Sassuolo prediction

Sassuolo +100 (FanDuel)