Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Despite producing a fine performance in Saturday’s football match against Napoli, Sampdoria failed to spoil the Neapolitans’ party at Stadio San Paolo. La Samp made a flying start to the season, but their recent form is anything but good and you should bear in mind that they are on a five-game winless run in the Serie A ahead of the visit of SPAL. Marco Giampaolo’s men are determined to get back on course and we predict they will fight tooth and nail against the relegation-threatened team. SPAL head into the game following a 2-2 draw with Torino and it has to be noted that they are showings signs of improvement. The newcomers sit in the relegation zone in the Serie A standings, but a win over Sampdoria will see them move away from bottom three. Seeing that La Samp do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, we believe that the two teams are going to share the spoils on Matchday 19.
Highlighted Player (Vasco Regini):
Vasco Regini started his senior career at Cesena, but he made no more than ten appearances for the club (league) from 2007 to 2009. In 2009 he moved to Sampdoria and after ending his loan spells with the likes of Foggia and Empoli he returned to Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Vasco Regini played for Napoli on loan as well, but he made only one appearance for the Partenopei in the Italian elite division. The Italian footballer, who was born in Cesena on September 9, 1990, has established himself as first-team regular at Sampdoria and you should know that he played 34 games for La Samp in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. Vasco Regini has 4 caps for Italy U20 team and he played for the U20 team in the past as well. His main position is left back, but he is used as both left winger and centre-back as well. The left-footed player has a contract with Sampdoria which expires on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (SPAL):
SPAL impressed in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign, with the team finishing the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of second-placed Hellas Verona.
The Biancazzurri returned to the Italian elite division following a 49-year absence and it has to be noted that they finished the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign in 14th place in the table. As a result, they were relegated to the Italian second tier at the end of the season.
The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor and six years later was renamed as Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor. After a bankruptcy the club was re-founded in 2005 and they have been competing as SPAl 1907 ever since.
SPAL welcome their rivals at Stadio Paolo Mazza, the venue which was opened in 1928. You should know that the capacity of the stadium is 12.438 Rovigo are regarded as Spal’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Derby of Polesine.