Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris when Sampdoria and Catanzaro square off against each other in the Serie B derby. La Samp aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Como and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the newcomers. Both Leonardo Benedetti and Alex Ferrari remain in the treatment room, but there are no fresh injury concerns in the home team.
The visitors, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding eight goals in total in the previous three league matches. As Sampdoria are eager to move closer to the promotion places, we predict that Catanzaro are going to return home with their hands empty. Vincenzo Vivarini has a full squad to choose from, but that is unlikely to help the visiting team grab something from Sunday’s clash.
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.