Sampdoria’s inconsistent performances forced them to abandon their European dreams for the next season. The online betting favorite is a strong candidate for the Europa League, but their last minute failures prevented them from doing so.
Empoli is lucky to have garnered enough points to afford a 2-match losing streak and still, avoid the relegation.
Currently, the squad sits on the 16th spot of the league table and sports an equal number of wins, losses and stalemates in its last 6 matches. The club attempts to have a stronger and better finish than occupying the rock-bottom rank via outlasting Sampdoria.
La Samp’s series of unfortunate events towards the last stretch of the season destroyed their ambition of appearing in the next Europa League tournament.
Out of its last 6 matches, the squad has only managed to earn five (5) points, thanks to its disappointing defeats to Lazio, Juventus and Napoli. If not for the draws and its (expected) win over Udinese, La Samp could have fallen even closer to the mid-table.
Considering Empoli’s home court advantage, La Samp will probably capitalize on Empoli’s weak defence. The latter has already conceded an average of 2 goals in their last 7 matches and Sampdoria hopes to use this to obtain a favorable result.
Empoli 1-2 Sampdoria
Match Date: 24 May 2015 | 06:30 EST
Venue: Carlo Castellani
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