Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Allianz Stadium will host Sunday’s Serie A game between Juventus and Sampdoria, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Juve are eyeing a spot in European competitions, while La Samp are desperate to avoid relegation to Serie B. The Bianconeri suffered a 1-0 loss to Roma at the weekend, but their display in the Stadio Olimpico clash was anything but poor. Federico Chiesa is pushing for a recall, while fellow forward Moise Kean is banned for the match. Defender Mattia De Sciglio remains on the sidelines with injury.
Dejan Stankovic’s troops, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travellers, and seeing that they suffered three defeats in the previous four away games, we are going to bet on Max Allegri’s troops this time out. Abdelhamid Sabiri limped off with injury in a goalless draw with Salernitana, with Koray Gunter likely to step up.
Highlighted Player (Angel di Maria):
Angel Di Maria is a professional footballer who played for Argentine side Rosario Central at the start of his senior career. The left-footed winger is very quick on the ball and he often makes life difficult for opposition defenders. After playing for Benfica between 2007 and 2010, the Argentine superstar signed for Real Madrid on 28 June, 2010 for a fee of €25 million + €11 million in bonuses.
Despite impressing with los Blancos in the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, the club chiefs decided to sell him to Manchester United on 26 August, 2014. Di Maria was playing below expectations at Old Trafford and he scored three goals in 27 league games for the Red Devils.
In 2015 he moved to Paris Saint-Germain and he scored 10 goals in 29 league appearances for les Parisiens in the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign. In 2014 he won the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid and that is considered the biggest success of his career. Angel Di Maria was born in Rosario on 14 February, 1988.
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.