Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Luigi Ferraris will host Sunday’s Serie A game between Sampdoria and Napoli, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Dejan Stankovic’s men are fighting hard to secure yet another Serie A survival, and their display in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming challenges. The good news for the hosts is that Stankovic’s compatriot Filip Djuricic is back from suspension.
The Neapolitans, on the other hand, suffered their first defeat of the season on Wednesday, with the team losing to Inter at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Luciano Spalletti’s men are eager to get back on course as soon as possible, but seeing that Sampdoria are fighting tooth and nail to avoid relegation, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, but Mexico international Hirving Lozano should be recalled to the starting XI.
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 (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).
In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.
In 2004 the local club was bankrupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008. Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.