Saturday Sports Multiple: A Sampdoria win the headline in a 22/1 weekend wager

Claudio Ranieri, Sampdoria
Sampdoria can finish the season strong on Saturday

Pandora Hughes has lined up another weekend multiple and she's banking on Sampdoria to finish their Serie A campaign with a win.

“Claudio Ranieri’s side have not made an impact at the business end of the table, but they have already improved on last season’s efforts by six places and seven points, and have picked up some good results recently, including a win over Roma.”

Bet 1: Back Sampdoria to beat Parma at 3/4

Neither of these sides has anything to play for in their final Serie A outing of the campaign, but I think Sampdoria look like a solid bet here.

Claudio Ranieri's side have not made an impact at the business end of the table, but they have already improved on last season's efforts by six places and seven points, and have picked up some good results recently, including a win over Roma.

By contrast, Parma are heading back to Serie B after failing to put up a fight in their struggle against relegation. They go into this game having lost their last eight in a row, conceding 24 times in that run of defeats. It is hard to see them raising their game here, and a home win seems the best option.

Bet 2: Back Al Zaraqaan to win the Festival Stakes at 9/4

Stormy Antarctic ran well last time out when finishing second at Windsor, but he isn't the most consistent and this trip may be a little far, while Desert Encounter hasn't won since 2019 so Al Zaraqaan looks the best bet for this Listed contest.

The four-year-old is relatively lightly-raced but had a good record until struggling in the Jockey Club Stakes on his last run.

That effort was disappointing, but this looks a more realistic level, and the drop back to ten furlongs and a stronger pace may help him to settle, so he can be backed to return to winning ways in what looks like an interesting race.

Bet 3: Back Crotone to draw with Fiorentina at 16/5

Crotone's relegation has already been sealed, but they can end their Serie A campaign on a high note by holding Fiorentina to draw on Saturday.

The visitors also have nothing to play for, and they were well beaten by Napoli last time out, following an uninspiring draw with lowly Cagliari four days earlier. They've also won just one of their last five on the road, with three drawn games.

Saturday's opponents are poorer on paper, but Crotone have shown some resilience in recent outings, beating Verona and earning a point against Benevento and they are capable of frustrating Fiorentina in their final outing of the season.

Total Odds for this multiple: 22/1. Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.


2021 Weekend Multiple P/L

Staked: 38 pts
Returned: 34.52 pts
P/L: -3.48 pts

2020 P/L -29.9 pts
2019 P/L +5.72 pts
2018 P/L – 0.61 pts
2017 P/L: + 0.99 pts
2016 P/L: + 20.99 pts
2015 P/L: - 0.51 pts
2014 P/L: + 12.69 pts

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