Our football match prediction:
Hellas Verona play host to Sampdoria at their Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Matchday 5. The Mastini aim to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Roma and it has to be noted that they failed to score in previous three league fixtures. Fabio Pecchia’s men are eager to put an end to the negative trend, but Wednesday’s football game against Sampdoria will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Hellas Verona are eyeing their first win of the season, whereas Sampdoria, who have already collected seven points in the new Serie A campaign, are high on confidence ahead of the trip to the “City of Love”. Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Benevento and Fiorentina, La Samp played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Torino at the weekend and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Seeing that Hellas Verona have been struggling to find their best form at the start of the season, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Nicolas Andrade):
Nicolas Andrade is a Brazilian goalkeeper who plays for Hellas Verona in Serie A. Nicolas was born in Colorado de Oeste on April 12, 1988 and he is a product of Atletico Mineiro youth school. The 190-cm-tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Villa Nova, Tombense and Anapolina in Brazil before joining Italian side Hellas Verona in 2010. In 2014 he was sent on loan to Virtus Lanciano and he made 35 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2014/2015 season the Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with Trapani, but he eventually returned to the “City of Love”. Nicolas managed to keep no less than 17 clean sheets in 42 appearances for Hellas Verona in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign. He has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at Verona, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Brazil national football team. His contract with the Mastini should expire on June 30, 2019.
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.