Against All Odds: Zenga's Sampdoria set for another goal-fest

Walter Zenga probably wishes he could turn the clock back to 1990 and be in goal tonight
Walter Zenga probably wishes he could turn the clock back to 1990 and be in goal tonight

It was a Wednesday to remember for Paul Robinson and he's hoping to recreate that magic today as he feels that under 2.5 goals is too short in the Serie A clash between Sampdoria and Empoli.

"Sampdoria thrashed Hellas Verona 4-1 at the weekend and they were four up within the hour."

Lay Under 2.5 goals in Sampdoria v Empoli @ 1.855/6

Sampdoria v Empoli
Thursday October 29, 19:45 GMT
Live on BT Sport Europe

Forgive the spring in my step, but I woke up to the news of the Big Wednesday Multiple landing at odds of 14.31. Oh, and for those of you who are keeping score at home, Against All Odds also came in. Hope some of you were on.

You're only as good as your last result though so I'm keen to knuckle down and pick out another winner, and my quest for success takes us to Italy.

Sampdoria thrashed Hellas Verona 4-1 at the weekend and they were four up within the hour. Prior to that they were beaten 2-0 by newcomers, Frosinone, and that result just highlights their vulnerabilities at the back.

Walter Zenga was a supreme goalkeeper in his time and he will be disappointed that Emiliano Viviano has already conceded 13 goals in just nine fixtures this season. That has contributed to their matches averaging 3.33 goals each time, with five of their nine seeing under 2.5 backers paid out - three of which came in front of their own fans in Genoa.

Opponents, Empoli, aren't too far behind them as while their matches are only averaging 2.67 goals per 90 minutes, they too have had five of their nine finish with three or more scored, and they have conceded eight times in only four away outings.

BT Sport Europe viewers should be in for a treat this evening as I fully expect the goals to flow. Which is why, at around the 1.855/6 mark, I have to make under 2.5 my lay of the day.

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Lay Under 2.5 goals in Sampdoria v Empoli @ 1.855/6

2015/16 P/L (1pt each bet)

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