Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 4-3 win over Spezia, Lazio will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Sampdoria to their Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. The Biancocelesti have been scoring goals for fun of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Ciro Immobile, who scored his 27th goal of the season at the weekend, will be the man to watch in the home team, while experienced winger Pedro will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
La Samp, on the other hand, are high on spirits following the Derby della Lanterna triumph. Sampdoria, though, are not regarded as good travelers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. As for the visitors, there are no fresh injury worries, but both Giovinco and Gabbiadini remain in the recovery room. In their last meeting in the “Eternal City” Lazio emerged triumphant thanks to Luis Alberto’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Manuel Lazzari):
Born in Valdagno, Italy on November 29, 1993, Manuel Lazzari is a midfielder who plays for Serie A side SPAL. Lazzari played for the youth teams of Montecchio Maggiore at the start of his football career and in 2011 he moved to Delta Rovigo.
After spending the 2011/2012 season at the club, Manuel Lazzarri joined Giacomense in the summer of 2012 and it has to be noted that he made 24 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2012/2013 season the 174-cm-tall footballer moved to SPAL and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Manuel Lazzari had seven assists in 39 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Italian elite division. His main position is right midfield, but he can play as both right-back and right winger if needed. Manuel Lazzari’s contract with SPAL should expire on June 30, 2021.
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.