Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After suffering a heavy 3-0 loss to Juventus, Bologna will be aiming to escape the danger zone when they take on Sampdoria on Matchday 9. The Rossoblu have yet to find their best form, but it seems as if the will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways as they play host to the rock-bottom side. Sinisa Mihajlovic should have a full squad to choose from for Sunday’s clash.
La Samp, on the other hand, suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Monza in front of home fans, and as a result, Marco Giampaolo is no longer in charge of the team. Dejan Stankovic could replace Giampaolo as a new Sampdoria boss, but, taking everything into account, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors, who are on a four-game losing run in the Serie A. Forward Manuel De Luca remains on the sidelines with a meniscus problem.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Soriano):
Born in Darmstadt, Germany on February 8, 1991 Roberto Soriano started his career at the youth team of Bayern Munich at the age of 15. In 2009 he moved to Sampdoria and he made his senior debut for La Samp on October 5, 2011, but it has to be noted that he played for Empoli on loan in the 2010/2011 season. The prolific midfielder scored 18 goals in 136 appearances in the league for Sampdoria before joining Villarreal in the summer of 2016.
Roberto Soriano signed a five-year contract with the Yellow Submarine on August 2, 2016 and he has been playing for the La Liga side ever since. The 182-cm-tall footballer impressed in the 2016/2017 Primera Division campaign as he scored ten goals in the process, while providing seven assists for his teammates.
Roberto Soriano has a dual citizenship (Germany/Italy), but he decided to represent the Azzurri on the international stage. He made his debut for the Italy national football team in November, 2014 against Croatia.
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.