Our football match prediction:
After suffering elimination in the Coppa Italia last 16, Atalanta were beaten by Lazio at Stadio Olimpico in their last league match. The Orobici, though, have been producing fine performances under Gian Piero Gasperini in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign and, as a result, they sit in seventh place in the standings ahead of the visit of Sampdoria. Atalanta recorded five wins in previous six home games in the Italian top flight and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s football match. La Samp played out a goalless draw with Empoli at the weekend, with the team failing to put an end to their five-match winless run in the league and, taking everything into account, the Orobici are likely to return to winning ways on Matchday 21. In their last meeting in Bergamo Atalanta recorded a 2-1 win over Sampdoria, with German Denis and Niclas Moisander scoring for the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia outfit.
Highligted Player (Berisha):
Etrir Berisha is an Albanian goalkeeper born on 10 March 1989 in Prishtina, and he has become an important player for the Albania national team over the years. After starting his youth career in his native country, Berisha joined Swedish side as a youngster and he quickly managed to prove his worth on senior level, making 90 league appearances and even scoring 3 goals from the penalty spot. The impressive displays in Swedish Allsvenskan earned him a lucrative move to Lazio in the summer of 2013, and he has since been vying with Federico Marchetti for a starting berth at Stadio Olimpico, making almost 40 league appearances during the first three years at the club. Berisha has also performed well for the Biancocelesti in Coppa Italia and Europa League, while helping Albania qualify for their first ever European Championship finals. The talented goalkeeper spent every minute on the pitch during team’s successful qualifying campaign, making sure his name will be written in the Albania national team history books.
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.