Our football match prediction:
Sampdoria are enjoying a very successful season, but they do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of Sunday’s football game against Cagliari. La Samp suffered back-to-back losses to the likes of Bologna and Lazio in previous two league fixtures, but they were on the verge of sharing the spoils with the Biancocelesti at their Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris at the weekend. Marco Giampaolo’s men aim to stay in the Europa League berth in the Serie A standings, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from Sunday’s encounter with Cagliari. The Rossoblu played out a 1-1 draw with Bologna at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in their last league fixture and they are on a three-game winless run in all competitions. Cagliari are eyeing their fourth home win of the season and seeing that Sampdoria suffered a dip in form, we predict the hosts will give fans something to cheer about this weekend.
Highligted Player (Marco Borriello):
Marco Borriello is a left-footed Italian attacker who was born on 18 June, 1982. Borriello is well known for his powerful shot and he used to play for a number of Serie A teams in the past. The 185-cm-tall striker played for the likes of Treviso, Milan, Genoa, Roma, Carpi and Atalanta in the past and in 2016 he joined Cagliari. It has to be noted that he used to play for Triestina, Empoli, Reggina, Sampdoria, Juventus and West Ham United on loan as well. Marco Borriello won the UEFA Champions League with Milan back in 2007 and he clinched the 2003/2004 Serie A trophy with the Rossoneri. The Italian attacker won Scudetto with Juve as well in the 2011 /2012 season. Speaking of his international career, Borriello made his Italy debut on 6 February, 2008 against Switzerland. He came as a substitute to replace Luca Toni. The Cagliari footballer made Italy Euro 2008 squad, but he did not see any game action at the showpiece tournament.
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.