Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Atalanta will be aiming to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Napoli when they host Sampdoria at their Gewiss Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Orobici experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the Stadio San Paolo clash, but they should now focus on the upcoming fixtures. The likes of Caldara and Gollini remain in the recovery room, while Carnesecchi (illness) is rated doubtful.
La Samp, on the other hand, did well to beat Immobile-less Lazio 3-0 in their last league match. Claudio Ranieri’s men aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but beating Atalanta in Bergamo is easier said than done. The Orobici are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and they are surely capable of defeating La Samp, who are not regarded as good travellers. Manolo Gabbiadini is likely to miss the game with injury for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Marten de Roon):
After spending his youth career in ASWH, Feyenoord and Sparta Rotterdam, Marten de Roon made his senior debut on 27 March 2010. The midfielder played for Sparta against Twente back then, but he made no more than three appearances for de Kasteelheren in the 2009/2010 season.
Marten de Roon joined Heerenveen in 2012 and in 2015 he moved to Serie A side Atalanta. He made 36 appearances for Atalanta in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, but on 4 July, 2016, he signed a contract with Middlesbrough for a reported fee of £12m. The Dutch footballer scored one goal in three appearances for Netherlands U19 team.
Marten de Roon was born in Zwinjndrecht, Netherlands on 29 March, 1991. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive and attacking midfielder as well. Martin de Roon is a right-footed footballer and he is 185 cm tall.
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.