Our match prediction:
Empoli are on a four-game losing streak in the Serie A, which got them down in the bottom half of the overall standings. The Azzuri suffered their last defeat at the hands of Genoa (1-0), but missed a couple of easy chances that could have secured them at least a point. Sampdoria recorded back-to-back league victories and now sit five points above the dotted line. With three goals in the first half and an impressive defensive performance in the second, la Samp secured all three points in their clash against Verona and now Vincenzo Montella’s charges proceed to Empoli full of confidence. I Blucerchiati are on a five-game undefeated run against Marco Giampaolo’s charges and should take advantage of the Azzurri’s recent below-par showings. We predict that la Samp will go level on points with Empoli in the overall standings after their clash on Saturday, and that the fans will witness an interesting game at Stadio Carlo Castellani.
Highlighted Team (Sampdoria):
Sampdoria is an Italian football club from Genoa which is currently playing in the highest Italian football division: the Serie A. The club colours of Sampdoria are blue and white and is known under the nickname Blucerchiati. Sampdoria host it’s home games in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which is located in Genua. Interesting detail is that their biggest city rival Genoa is playing their home games in Stadio Luigi Ferraris as well.In the past Samdporia was playing in the Serie B and Serie A on and off. After the big successes in the end of the eighties the club became a stable team in the Serie A. Sampdoria managed to win the Scudetto once in 1991, the Coppa Italia 4 times in 1985, 1988, 1989 and 1994 and the Europe Cup II in 1990.There are a lot of important players in football history that played for Sampdoria such as: Seedorf, Gullit, Mancini, Poli, Vieri, Zenga, Falcone, Karembeu, Vialli, Klinsmann and Veron.