Inter vs. Sampdoria Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Inter probably didn’t think that their closest rivals for the scudetto this year would be the club they share a stadium with. But the final match day of the Serie A season comes down to Inter having to beat Sampdoria at the San Siro – and hoping that Milan fail to win at Sassuolo.

Where and when: San Siro – 22 May, kick-off 17:00

Where you can see Inter vs. Sampdoria: BT Sport

Last time: Inter shared four goals with Sampdoria when these two met at the start of the season. But the Nerazzurri usually come out on top.

Inter vs. Sampdoria Predictions and Preview

So it all comes down to this. The Serie A title will be decided between the two Milan clubs playing about 100 miles apart. Milan need to win or draw Sassuolo away from home to secure a first scudetto since 2011, while Inter have to beat Sampdoria at the San Siro and rely on their city rivals to fail in their task.

It may have been the defeat away to Bologna at the end of April that ultimately cost Simone Inzaghi’s side the championship but it has been a fascinating duel all season – and now the Inter players will have to give it one last go for glory.

Sampdoria have flirted with relegation all season but secured another year of top flight football with an impressive 4-1 mauling of Fiorentina on Monday. Now they could do Milan a favour and frustrate Inter on Sunday evening.

Inter vs. Sampdoria full time result odds

It may not end up meaning anything, but it seems unlikely that Inter will not depart the San Siro pitch with three points on Sunday. All attention will then switch to the Milan game, but a win here first is a pre-requisite. There are no new injury worries for Inzaghi, so he will look to Martinez for goals while hoping that the best defence in Serie A does their job. The home win is priced at 1/9.

Inter vs. Sampdoria both teams to score odds

Sampdoria may not really be up for this one. Their position in Serie A is assured and there is no need to put in any special effort – unless they really feel like ruining Inter’s chances of further success. As the odds for the match result showed, Inter are expected to win this one and it would not be a huge surprise if both teams do not get on the scoresheet. The odds for that are 17/20.

Inter vs. Sampdoria correct score odds

Although Inter will be confident of winning this game, they know that they cannot afford to even finish level on points, as the Rossoneri will take the scudetto on the head-to-head record. That possibly de-incentivises Inzaghi’s team to pile on the goals – but that might be the end result anyway as Inter are miles ahead of Sampdoria in all areas of the pitch. This could end in a big – if fruitless – win and 4-0 is priced at 8/1.

Inter vs. Sampdoria first goalscorer odds

Whatever happens on the final day of the season, Inter are going to do well to keep hold of some of their best players in the summer.  Champions League qualification may not be enough for the likes of Lautaro Martinez and Alessandro Bastoni to remain at the club. Martinez is reportedly keen to stay with Inter though – and he is priced at 5/2 to be the first on the scoresheet on Sunday.

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