Our football match prediction:
There will be fireworks when Genoa and Sampdoria take on each other in the Derby della Lanterna. Genoa recorded a very important 2-0 win over Empoli at the weekend and thanks to the triumph they moved away from the danger zone in the Serie A standings. The victory gave the Rossoblu a confidence boost ahead of the Genoa derby and, one thing is for sure, the “hosts” will leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football clash. As expected, Sampdoria defeated rock-bottom Pescara at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris at the weekend and it has to be noted that they are on a six-game unbeaten run in the Italian top flight. La Samp have been producing fine performances under Marco Giampaolo and we predict that they will grab something from the local derby against Genoa. A low-scoring affair is on the cards and we would not be surprised if the two bitter rivals share the spoils on Matchday 28.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Cassano):
Antonio Cassano is a legendary Italian footballer who played for a number of Serie A teams in the past. The “Fanantonio” used to play for the likes of Bari, Roma, Milan, Inter and Parma in the past and he currently plays for Sampdoria. The experience attacker, who was born on 12 July, 1982 has 39 caps for Italy and he represented the Azzurri at Euro 2004. Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, but Cassano was left out of the squad following a poor season with Real Madrid. The Italian ace made 19 league appearances for los Blancos, scoring two goals for the club between 2006 and 2008. Antonio Cassano is a striker, but he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. During his spell with Milan he was suffering from ischemic-based cerebral damage in 2011, but he eventually recovered from the illness. He returned to action on 25 April, 2012 against Genoa and he found the net on his return.
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.