Against All Odds: Upset on the cards in Naples

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It's fourth v fifth in Serie A this evening and Paul Robinson thinks that Sampdoria can thwart Napoli's push for a Champions League place.

"Siniša Mihajlović’s side need to lift themselves as they’re still in fifth spot which would see them in next season’s Europa League."

Lay Napoli v Sampdoria @ 1.558/15

Napoli v Sampdoria
Sunday April 26, 19:45 BST
Live on BT Sport 1

A Coppa Italia exit to Lazio following a run of five without a win in the league had seemed to leave Napoli's season in tatters. A 3-0 victory against Fiorentina and progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League has reignited their campaign though and a win here would see them close to within two points of Roma.

Opponents, Sampdoria, are enjoying one of their finest years in a long while as they are up in fifth place and pushing for European football. However, things have stalled a bit in recent weeks as they lost at Fiorentina before failing to beat Milan and then the struggling Cesena last weekend.

This is a difficult game to weigh up as Rafa Benitez's men have huge momentum and home advantage. The odds reflect that though and they had to play a tough game with Wolfsburg on Thursday.

Siniša Mihajlović's side need to lift themselves as they're still in fifth spot which would see them in next season's Europa League. A top three finish might just be beyond them - eight points behind Roma, but with a game in hand - however despite their 'poor' run of form, it's still just one defeat in eight for 'i Blucerchiati'.

I have no issue with the hosts being the favourite for this clash but they are a very short price all things considered. That's why, at around the 1.558/15 mark, I have to make them my lay of the day.


Recommended Bet
Lay Napoli v Sampdoria @ 1.558/15

2015 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 114 pts
Returned: 91.44 pts
P/L: - 22.56 pts (after commission)
(2014 P/L: + 17.34 pts)
(2013 P/L: + 3.80 pts)
(2012 P/L: + 9.60 pts)

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