Our match prediction:
Roma impressed in the opening match of the season, with the capital club rolling over Udinese at their Stadio Olimpico (4-0). However, the Romans failed to eliminate Porto in the Champions League qualifiers, meaning that they will be fully focused on the national championship this season. Roma are a real force to be reckoned with at home and despite the fact that Sampdoria head into the game following back-to-back wins over Empoli and Atalanta, we predict that the Giallorossi are going to pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match in the “Eternal City”. Edin Dzeko is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts against Sampdoria and the Bosnian international should prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Anyhow, Roma need to keep on winning if they are to stay in the race for the title and, no doubt, Luciano Spalletti’s troops are capable of beating La Samp on home soil.
Highligted Player (Iturbe):
Juan Iturbe is one of the rising stars of Paraguay football and is often dubbed the “new Lionel Messi”. The 22-year-old versatile professional plays as a winger as well as a forward. He currently plays for English club Bournemouth on loan from Italian club AS Roma. From a young age, Iturbe was earmarked for greater things and made his senior debut at the age of 16. In 2011 he joined Porto after signing his first professional contract but couldn’t settle in the first-team squad. Iturbe joined River Plate on a six-month loan and then made his move to Italy with Verona. Within weeks after joining Verona, Roma announced the signing of Iturbe. He continued to impress and showed flashes of brilliance but lacked consistency. Iturbe had a chance to represent Argentina and Paraguay and fluctuated his decision before finally deciding to stick with Paraguay. He made his debut with the Paraguayan national team in March 2016.
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.