It has so far been an extremely successful summer for Manchester United with the side making a number of important signings, as well as winning five of the six friendlies they have contested.
The Italian side finished 10th in Serie A last season, and have had a busy summer with plenty of comings and goings in Genoa. Second top scorer Luis Muriel has been sold to Sevilla, although the side did manage to keep hold of Czech star Patrik Schick after his move to Juventus fell through for medical reasons.
Samp fans will be hoping they start the new season more positively than they ended the previous campaign with the side failing to win any of their last eight league matches. bet365 price the Italians at 4/1 (5.00) to win in Dublin, while United are offered at 8/15 (1.53) and the draw can be backed at 16/5 (4.20).
Jose Mourinho would naturally expect his side to overcome their opponents and United have had a much more rigourous pre-season than Sampdoria. The Italians have faced three lower league local sides, before losing 1-0 to Hellas Verona, while United have faced some of the biggest teams in the world.
Mourinho should have his side close to full fitness given their opening match of the season is just around the corner, and to that end, backing the Premier League outfit in some form makes sense.
While the price for an outright United win does not overly appeal, backing them to win at both half time and full time at 11/8 (2.38) looks an interesting option.
Also worthy of consideration is investing in a low scoring game, with under 2.5 goals offered at 6/5 (2.20), a selection which has paid out in three of their last four friendlies.