Our match prediction:
Last year’s top 5 rivals have been largely struggling this term, but while Lazio showed some improvement to all but ensure a place in the top half of the standings, Sampdoria remain in all sorts of problems. The Blucerchiati slipped to 15th in the overall standings following some largely disappointing performances, although back to back wins over relegation rivals Frosinone and Hellas Verona should prove enough to survive. Having failed to score a single goal in last two outings, Sampdoria could face a tough task against in-form Lazio, who may have been soundly beaten by Italy’s best side in midweek, but they had notched up two very good results prior to the Juventus defeat. The 3-0 and 2-0 wins over Palermo and Empoli have helped the players restore some of the lost confidence, and we, therefore, predict they will pile more misery on out-of-sorts Blucerchiati on Sunday afternoon.
Highligted Player (Candreva):
Antonio Candrea is an Italian football player born on 28th of February 1987 in Rome. Candreva played in the youth academy of Udinese where he made his debut in season 2007/2008. After playing for Livorno, Juventus, Parma, Cesena he transferred to Lazio Roma, which didn’t pay any transfer fee. Cendreva plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2009. Candreva didn’t play for the Italian team during the EURO 2012 but did during the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.Candreva is a 181cm right-footed midfielder that is known for being multifunctional in the pitch. Bacause Candreva played for lots of clubs he is known for being very mature and having a great vision in the game. Candreva scored the most amount of goals in his career in the season 2013/2014. The only prize Candreva won was the Coppa Italia in 2012/2013 with Lazio Roma. Candreva’s nickname is Il Timido.
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.