Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Having been left empty-handed against Roma (2-1), Sampdoria came dangerously close to the relegation zone. A game against Atalanta is simply a must win situation for Vincenco Montella’s charges if they want to start their ascend in the overall standings. La Samp have a good home record against la Dea at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, with six victories in their last seven clashes. Atalanta are going through a very rough patch at the moment, with nine consecutive matches without a triumph in the league (D4 L5). Their recent away performances have not been something to brag about, with a mere point from four encounters and, judging by their current below par performances, they are probably going to provide Sampdoria with much needed points. The Bergamo-based outfit are far from an efficient team, especially on their travels, so we do not expect them to register any goals in this meeting. Even though Eder left the team, Soriano (7) and Luis Muriel (6) proved more than once they are capable of producing this term, so we are backing the hosts to win without conceding.
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.