Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Following a 2-0 win over Sassuolo, Roma will be looking to move a little closer to the Champions League places when they host Sampdoria at their Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night. New coach Luciano Spalletti helped the capital club regain much-needed confidence and the Giallorossi are widely expected to extend their winning run in Serie A to three matches. It is well known that Roma are a real force to be reckoned with at home and given that Sampdoria struggle on the travels, home win should be considered this time out. La Samp were on the verge of beating Torino in midweek, but they eventually shared the spoils with Il Toro. The team’s top flight status is in danger, but we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors, who suffered four defeats in previous five matches in the national championship.
Highlighted Player (Daniele De Rossi):
Daniele De Rossi is one of the most impressive products of Roma’s youth academy. De Rossi played as a striker at the start of his career, but he has since developed into one of world’s leading holding midfielders. The Italian footballer plays as a centre back as well and he has been a part of Roma since 2001.
De Rossi was born on 24 July, 1983 in the capital of Italy and he has 16 caps for Italy U21 team. The Roma midfielder won the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy as they defeated France in the title game. De Rossi is well known for his tackling, vision, brilliant passing and awareness and he is capable of reading the game.
The Italian footballer made 24 appearances for Roma in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign and he represented Italy at the 2016 European Championship finals. However, the Azzurri failed to record a good result at the tournament in France as they were beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals.
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.