Our football match prediction:
Crotone did well to beat Chievo on Matchday 11, but they have been struggling in the Italian top flight ever since. Following a 3-0 loss to Inter at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, the rock-bottom team were beaten by Torino at the weekend and it is more than obvious that the newcomers are not competitive at this level. Crotone have collected no more than five points from possible 39 in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign this season and it is no surprise they are regarded as underdogs in Sunday’s football game against Sampdoria. La Samp struggle on the travels and it has to be noted that they are on a six-match winless run on the road in the Serie A. Nonetheless, given Crotone’s recent form, away win appears on the cards. Sampdoria are desperate to regain their spot in top ten and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors will emerge triumphant in the Stadio Ezio Scida clash.
Highlighted Player (Alex Cordaz):
Alex Cordaz is an Italian goalkeeper who plays for Crotone, who returned to the Serie A at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Cordaz was born in Vittorio Veneto on 1 January 1983 and he started his youth career at Inter. He played one game for the Nerazzurri in the Serie A and in 2006 he joined Treviso. After making 18 league appearances for the club from 2006 to 2009, he joined with Swiss side Lugano on a free transfer. The 188-cm-tall goalkeeper played 56 league games for Lugano and in 2011 he returned to Italy as he signed a contract with Cittadella. As expected, he established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper and he made no less than 80 league appearances for the club between 2011 and 2013. Alex Cordaz currently plays for Crotone and it has to be noted that he made 42 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie B campaign.
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.