Our football match prediction:
Sampdoria are on the right track to finish the season in top ten. La Samp sit in ninth place in the standings ahead of the visit of Sunday’s football game against Fiorentina and they have slim chances of booking their place in European competitions. Marco Giampaolo’s troops suffered a 1-0 loss to Juventus in their last home game in the Serie A and it hat to be noted that the title holders put an end to Sampdoria’s seven-game unbeaten run in the national championship. However, it is well known that La Samp are tough to beat at their Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris and we predict that they will pick up one point from Sunday’s match against Fiorentina. The Viola are on a three-game winning run in the league and they are eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet in the national championship. Taking everything into account, a low-scoring affair appears on the horizon.
Highligted Player (Angelo Palombo):
Angelo Palombo is an experienced footballer who started his career at Fiorentina. After making just ten appearances for the Viola in the 2001/2002 season, he moved to Sampdoria in the summer of 2002 and he has been playing for La Samp ever since. Angelo Palombo is a defensive midfielder and he is well known for his accurate passes and for his hard-working style of play. The Italian footballer was born in Ferentino on 25 September, 1981 and it has to be noted that he played 18 games for the Italy U21 team. He made 22 appearances for the senior team as well, playing for the Azzurri from 2006 to 2011. Palombo made his Italy debut in a 2-0 loss to Croatia on 16 August, 2016 and he represented the Italian national team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. However, he did not see any game action at the 2010 World Cup finals. Angelo Palombo often donates money to charity.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accomodate 47282 suppoters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in clubchistory.One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the Euopean Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.