Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Roma will look to recover from the Derby della Capitale defeat when they take on Sampdoria on Matchday 28. The Giallorossi suffered a dip in form, with the team losing three of their last four league fixtures, but they are still seen as favourites to beat Sampdoria in front of home fans. All Marash Kumbulla, Roger Ibanez, Bryan Cristante, and Gianluca Mancini are banned for the match, while Lorenzo Pellegrini and Rick Karsdorp remain in the recovery room.
Nemanja Matic is pushing for a start as well as Tammy Abraham, who is eager to put an end to his dreadful goalless run. La Samp, on the other hand, defeated Verona 3-1 on home soil to keep their survival hopes alive, but given their poor away record (2-2-9) in the 2022/2023 Serie A campaign, home win should be considered. As for the away side, Bram Nuytinck misses out through suspension, while both Sam Lammers and Emil Audero are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Belotti):
Andrea Belotti began his youth career at Grumellese at the age of 10 and after spending three years at the club, he joined Albinolefe in 2006. As expected, he made his senior debut for the club on 10 March, 2012 and it has to be noted that the Italian striker scored 14 goals in 37 league appearances for the Seriani. Belotti, who was born on 20 December, 1993, joined Palermo on loan in 2013 and in July, 2014 the Sicilian outfit turned his loan move to a co-ownership.
The Italian attacker scored 16 goals for Palermo in 62 league appearances for the club and on 18 August, 2015 he signed a deal with Torino for a fee of €7.5 million.
Three months later he scored first goal in the Italian top flight for Torino and he helped the team record a 2-0 win over Bologna. Andrea Belotti has 18 caps for Italy U21 and he scored nine goals for the team.
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.