Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Ascoli welcome Sampdoria to their Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca on day 9 of the new Serie B campaign. Ascoli are undefeated in the previous three league matches, but they need to start winning on a regular basis if they are to book their spot in the playoffs at the end of the season. There are no fresh injury concerns in the home team, while all Claud Adjapong, Luka Bogdan, and Aljaz Tavcar remain doubtful.
La Samp, on the other hand, have been performing below expectations in the new Serie B campaign, with the team collecting only three points in total to date. The visitors are desperate to return to winning ways in the Italian second tier and we believe that this game will be the turning point for the Italian powerhouse. Estanis Pedrola limped off with injury in a 2-1 loss to Catanzaro at the weekend, with Marco Delle Monache likely to step up.
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 Sampdoria 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.