Our prediction for this Serie A match:
There will be fireworks when Sampdoria and Genoa face each other at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris on day 9 of the new Serie A campaign. The two local rivals aim to return to winning ways in the national championship, but it seems as if Sampdoria want this win more. Marco Giampaolo’s team are on a six-game winless run in the Serie A and they certainly want to give fans some cheer. Genoa, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Empoli in Sunday’s football match and it has to be noted that the Rossoblu managed to keep three clean sheets in previous four league fixtures. A low-scoring encounter is on the cards and we predict that the two local rivals are going to share the spoils in the Derby della Lanterna. Anyhow, all eyes will be on Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris on Saturday evening.
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 (Genoa):
Genoa Football Club is an Italian football club founded in 1893 and is the oldest Italian football club in the nation. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colors of Genoa are Red and Blue. Genoa FC is also known as Grifoni.
Genoa FC has a very rich football history. The club won the Serie A in 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1915, 1923 and 1924.Since 1924 the club didn’t won any major prizes. Like almost every football club in Italy the Genoa FC history has it’s black pages as well. Important players in the history of Genoa FC are: Gilardino, Toni and Hernan Crespo.