Sampdoria - Inter Betting Preview: Draw backers could be rewarded in dour clash

Andrea Stramaccioni's men will be desperate for three points in their pursuit of Champions League qualification for next season but Willie Duncan is expecting a stalemate
Inter’s slim hopes of qualifying for next season’s Uefa Champions League were dealt a blow when they suffered a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of league leaders Juventus at the weekend. Andrea Stramaccioni’s men will be keen to make amends when they make the trip to take on Sampdoria on Wednesday evening.

Delio Rossi’s side come into Wednesday’s clash in decent form, having lost just two of their last 11 Serie A matches and they are chalked up as 11/8 (2.38) with Coral to claim all three points.

The visitors can be backed at 13/8 (2.63) with the same firm to emerge victorious. Draw backers will be tempted by Coral’s 21/10 (3.10) quote that the contest ends in a stalemate.

Inter’s recent away form has been largely disappointing, with Stramaccioni’s side winning just one of their last eight Serie A matches on the road and, given that Sampdoria have kept six clean sheets in their last eight matches, this looks to be another tough assignment for the 2010 European champions.

The 4/6 (1.67) quote from Coral for fewer than three goals to be scored looks to be a solid selection but is somewhat skinny in terms of returns so, with a low-scoring game anticipated, punters may be tempted to instead side with the 10/11 (1.91) quote from the same firm that the first half ends level.

For those anticipating a dour opening period, Coral’s juicy 13/8 (2.63) quote for no goals to be scored in the first half offers considerable appeal.

A tight match seems certain and the 13/8 (2.63) quote from Coral for the first half to remain goalless is the recommended play here, while the 21/10 (3.10) offer from the same firm for the match to end in a draw should be snapped up.

No goals in the first half at 13/8 (2.63) with Coral Draw at 21/10 (3.10) with Coral

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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