Our football match prediction:
Sampdoria look unstoppable at the moment. Following back-to-back wins over Serie A giants Roma and Milan, La Samp recorded a come-from-behind victory over Bologna in their last league match. Marco Giampaolo’s men extended their winning run in the national championship to three games and they are regarded as hot favourites to win Sunday’s football game against Cagliari. The ten-man Rossoblu were not capable of matching Juventus on Sunday evening and seeing that they struggle on the travels, the visitors are unlikely to spoil Sampdoria’s party at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris. In previous two meetings between the two teams in Genoa La Samp emerged triumphant and, taking everything into account, home win appears on the cards. Luis Fernando Muriel has been scoring goals for fun of late and the former Udinese striker is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. You should have in mind that the Colombia international has netted nine goals in the Italian top flight so far this season.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013. Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates. Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Cagliari):
Cagliari are a professional football club based in Cagliari, Sardinia. I Rossoblu (The Red and Blues) compete in Italian Serie A and the club’s biggest success came in 1970, when they won the national championship. Cagliari finished the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of Juventus and it has to be noted that Luigi Riva led Cagliari to their first Serie A trophy. I Rossoblu welcome their rivals at Stadio Sant’Elia and the capacity of the stadium is 16,000. In the 1993/1994 season Cagliari made it to the UEFA Cup semis, with the team suffering a loss to fellow Italian club Inter in the two-legged tie. Giuseppe Pancaro helped Cagliari record a 3-2 win over Inter in the first leg, but I Rossoblu were hammered by the Nerazzurri in the second leg (3-0). Palermo are regarded as Cagliari’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the Derby delle Isole.