Our football match prediction:
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris will host Thursday’s football game between Sampdoria and Udinese. La Samp suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Lazio and Chievo in previous two league games, with the team dropping to the bottom half of the standings. Marco Giampaolo’s men aim to get back on course and Thursday’s game match against Udinese could be the turning point for the out-of-form hosts. The Zebrette, on the other hand, extended their winning run to three games at the weekend, with the team beating relegation strugglers Crotone in front of home fans. Anyhow, Sampdoria want this win more and seeing that La Samp are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that Marco Giampaolo’s team will return to winning ways in the Italian elite division. Luis Fernando Muriel has netted eight goals in all competitions so far this season and he will be the man to watch in the home team.
Highligted 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 (Udinese):
Udinese Calcio was founded in 1986 as a part of the Societa Udinesedi Ginnastica. Until the season 1929 the club from Udine was playing in the regional divisions of Italy. In the year 1929 the club was allowed to participate in the Serie B (second highest Italian football division). In 1950 Udinese managed to reach the Serie A. After 5 years the club got downgraded back to the Serie A. After a hectic period Udinese managed to stay in the Serie A since 1995. The best performance of Udinese was in the season 1954/1955 where the club from Udine managed to end second on the table. The only prizes that Udinese won are the Serie B title, Serie C title and the UEFA Intertoto cup. Currently Udinese is playing their games in the Stadio Friuli. The most known nicknames for the club are Bianconeri and Zebrette.Some very known players have ever played for Udinese such as: Bierhoff, Amoroso, Di Natale, Alexis SAnhez and Dino Zoff.