Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Ennio Tardini will host Sunday’s Serie A game between Parma and Sampdoria. The Gli Emiliani just can’t find their best form, but there were some positivities in their display in a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo at the weekend. Parma are eyeing their first league win since November 30, 2020, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Sampdoria. La Samp aim to build on a 2-1 win over Sampdoria, but given their anything but good away record in the Italian top flight, we are tempted to put our money on draw.
The likes of Valenti, Bruno Alves, Laurini, Caviglia, Osorio, Karamoh, and Balogh are all out of contention for the hosts. As for the away team, boss Claudio Ranieri can’t count on Ferrari and Gabbiadini, who are both sidelined with injuries. In their last meeting in the Serie A Sampdoria defeated Parma 3-2.
Highlighted Player (Andreas Cornelius):
The 23-year-old Danish international Andreas Cornelius plays as a striker for F.C. Copenhagen. Product of the youth set-up, Cornelius started his professional career at F.C. Copenhagen in 2012 when he joined the first-team of the Danish giants. His first goal for Copenhagen came in the very first game of the new season 2012-13 against Odense, when Cornelius scored an opening goal in a 2-2 draw.
Cornelius’ immediate impact and impression in the first-team quickly made him the fan favourite. The Danish striker became one of the most popular players of the club despite playing only one full season with the first team before he was transferred to Cardiff City in 2013. Cornelius was unfortunate to sustain a recurrent ankle injury which prevented him from making his stamp in the new team and which also reduced his playing time to only 8 Premier League performances.
Not only did Cornelius miss three months of club football, but he also failed at the chance to compete for his country in their final qualification games for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Cornelius ended up returning to Copenhagen in January 2014, where he has so far played more than 65 matches and enjoyed 18 goals.
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.