Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After holding star-studded Inter to a goalless draw, Sampdoria will look to keep their survival hopes alive when they take on Bologna on Matchday 23. La Samp are eyeing their only third win of the season, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against the Rossoblu. With no fresh injury worries to report, Dejan Stankovic is unlikely to make changes to the team that faced the Nerazzurri on Monday evening. Algeria forward Mehdi Leris is back from suspension.
The visitors, on the other hand, sit in the middle of the table, and seeing that they have little to play for in the remainder of the season, we are going to bet on the relegation-threatened hosts this time out. Fit-again centre-forward Marko Arnautovic is pushing for a start, while defender Jhon Lucumi returns from suspension. All Soumaoro, Zirkzee, Bagnolini, and Sansone are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Jeison Murillo):
Jeison Murillo is a 24-year-old Colombian defender who plays for Inter Milan in Serie A. The centre back started in the youth teams of Deportivo Cali but made his senior professional bow with Udinese and Granada, as part of the partnership agreement between the clubs.
He moved on a permanent basis to Granada in 2011 but spent most of his time on loans at fellow Spanish league clubs Cadiz and Las Palmas. His talent was there for everyone to see and soon he would end up moving to Inter Milan in 2015. Murillo made his international debut for Colombia in 2014.
He was also a member of the 2015 Copa America squad and scored his solitary goal in national colors against Brazil. He would go on to win the “Best Young Player” of the tournament. Murillo is a hard-tackling no-nonsense centre back and is regarded as a ball-playing defender, which is almost a rarity in world football.
Highlighted Team (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founded in 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts its games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara which holds a capacity of 40500 seats. The stadium is named after their former chairman. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927.
The club colors of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most successful football clubs in Italy winning the Serie A 7times and the Coppa Italia 2 times in the clubs history. Lately Bologna is not performing like their glory times anymore. The club is often relegated to the Serie B but manages to get back to the Serie A on and off. Another important person in the club is Joey Saputo, Canadian but with Italian roots, which is owner of Bologna.
Well known football players that wore the blue red colors of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis.