Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Sampdoria will be aiming to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Pisa when they welcome Venezia to their Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday evening. La Samp are eyeing their second win of the season and the bookies see them as slim favourites to win the midweek clash. Both Fabio Borini and Manuel De Luca are pushing for a start, whilst Leonardo Benedetti has yet to recover from a knee injury.
I Lagunari, on the other hand, kicked off the new Serie B campaign with a routine 3-0 win over Como, with the team sharing the spoils with Cosenza at the weekend. Venezia, though, are not regarded as good travellers and we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing more than one point from the Serie B derby. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to the beautiful city of Genoa.
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.