Our prediction for this Serie A match:
In the 21st round of the Italian Serie A Napoli will travel towards Genoa for the confrontation with Sampdoria in the Luigi Ferraris Stadium. Napoli is currently the leader in the Serie A having 44 points out of 20 games. Juventus is placed second with 2 points less than Napoli which will give the club from Naples a lot of pressure to keep winning every week. In their last game Napoli managed to beat Sassuolo 3-1 and secured their number 1 spot. Sampdoria on the other hand lost surprisingly against Carpi 2-1 which manager Vicenzo Montella can't be happy with; Sampdoria is currently placed 14th on the table which is not what the fans expected this season. The first game between Napoli and Sampdoria this season played on 30th of August end in a 2-2 draw. Napoli had a tough start this season but is in form right now. We predict Napoli to prepare themselves for a difficult afternoon in Genoa but should be able to bring the 3 points back to Naples. Serie A topscorer Gonzalo Higuain would love to continue his form and score goals.
Highlighted Player (Marek Hamsik):
Marek Hamsik is a Slovakian football player born on 27th of July 1987 in Banska Bystrica. Hamsik strated his football career playing for Slovan Bratislava where he made his debut in 2004. After 4 games he got transferred to Brescia where he played for more than 64 games.
In season 2007/2008 Hamsik signed a contract at Napoli which paid Brescia approximately 5.5 million euro. Hamsik made his debut for the Slovakian national team in February 2007 and participated in the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.Hamsik is a offensive midfielder which is known for his impressive vision.
Hamsik was part of the Napoli team that managed to became runner up and reach to the Champions League. With Edison Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi Napoli was a feared team. Hamsik won the Coppa Italia twice in 2011/2012 and in 2013/2014 with Napoli. In the season 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 Hamsik was rewarded as the best Slovakian football player of the year.
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.