Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After shocking Juventus in Turin at the weekend, Monza will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Sampdoria on Monday evening. The Biancorossi are sitting just above top 10 in the Serie A standings, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Sampdoria. With no fresh injury worries to report, boss Raffaele Palladino is unlikely to make changes to the team that outplayed the Bianconeri.
La Samp, on the other hand, continue to struggle under Serbian tactician Dejan Stankovic, and given their four-game losing run in the Italian top flight, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Monza’s party at Brianteo. Both Abdelhamid Sabiri and Ignacio Pussetto are out of contention with injuries. In the first half of the season Monza rolled over Sampdoria 3-0, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Jeison Murillo):
Jeison Murillo is a 24-year-old Colombian defender who plays for Inter Milan in Serie A. The centre back started in the youth teams of Deportivo Cali but made his senior professional bow with Udinese and Granada, as part of the partnership agreement between the clubs.
He moved on a permanent basis to Granada in 2011 but spent most of his time on loans at fellow Spanish league clubs Cadiz and Las Palmas. His talent was there for everyone to see and soon he would end up moving to Inter Milan in 2015. Murillo made his international debut for Colombia in 2014.
He was also a member of the 2015 Copa America squad and scored his solitary goal in national colors against Brazil. He would go on to win the “Best Young Player” of the tournament. Murillo is a hard-tackling no-nonsense centre back and is regarded as a ball-playing defender, which is almost a rarity in world football.
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.