Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris when Sampdoria and Spezia lock horns in the opening match of the Serie B round 14 on Friday evening. La Samp were showing signs of improvement before the international break, with the team beating both Palermo and Modena and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet in the Italian second tier. Both Antonio Barreca and Alex Ferrari are out of contention with injuries, while the likes of Estanis Pedrola, Lorenzo Malagrida, and Nicola Murru are major doubts.
The Bianconeri, on the other hand, failed to win the previous six league matches and given Sampdoria’s fine form, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Liguria with their hands empty. As for the away team, both Przemyslaw Wisniewski and Arkadiusz Reca are out of contention through injuries.
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.