Sampdoria - Udinese Betting Preview: Excellent Eder can make the difference for Mihajlovic's men

Both sides are struggling at the wrong end of the table but our tipster likes the look of an anytime goalscorer bet from Monday evening's Serie A clash
Sampdoria have an opportunity to leapfrog fellow Serie A strugglers Udinese when the two sides go head-to-head in Genoa on Monday evening.

Since the appointment of Sinisa Mihajlovic as manager, Sampdoria are unbeaten in four matches on home soil and will be keen to preserve that record when Francesco Guidolin’s men are the visitors.

The home side are chalked up as 6/4 (2.50) favourites with William Hill to claim all three points on Monday while Udinese can be backed at a chunky 2/1 (3.0) with the same firm to emerge victorious. The draw is rated as a 2/1 (3.0) chance with the same firm.

Those expecting a goal-laden encounter may be left disappointed on Monday. Sampdoria have scored just 10 goals in nine Serie A home matches thus far this term while Udinese have averaged just one goal per game on their travels.

Therefore, it is somewhat unsurprising that William Hill offer just 8/15 (1.53) that Monday’s match produces fewer than three goals while the same firm offer even money (2.0) that both sides find the net.

If there are to be fireworks in this clash, they may well be provided by Sampdoria’s in-form Brazilian striker Eder.

The 27-year-old front man has scored seven league goals for Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men thus far this term, including three goals in his last five appearances and Eder is excellent value to be the difference between the sides here.

William Hill offer an appealing 11/2 (6.50) quote for the former Cesena striker to notch the opening goal of the game on Monday while the 6/4 (2.50) on offer from the same firm for Eder to net at any time is generous.

Veteran Italian striker Antonio Di Natale is likely to lead the line for the visitors against Sampdoria and William Hill go 5/1 (6.0) that the 36-year-old forward breaks the deadlock on Monday.

Udinese, though, are likely to struggle and the 6/4 (2.50) quote on offer from William Hill for Eder to net at any time is the recommended play for punters here.

Eder to score at any time at 6/4 (2.50) 2pts stake with William Hill

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