Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Sampdoria and Sassuolo face each other at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the opening match of Friday’s program. La Samp are having a season to forget, with the team failing to secure the Serie A survival and they must be low on confidence following a massive 5-1 defeat to Milan. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but all Paoletti, Oikonomou, and Lammers could sneak into the starting XI.
The Neroverdi, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest in the season finale, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last four league fixtures. Considering that both sides will be with guards down this time out, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Defender Ruan is banned for the match, while midfielder Armand Lauriente remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.
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 (Sassuolo):
US Sassuolo Calcio is an Italian football club from Sassuolo, state Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region. In the season 2012/2013 Sassuolo managed to promote to the Serie A before playing in the Serie B for four seasons. Sassuolo was founded in 1922 and is known for being one of the smaller teams in the Serie A.
Sassuolo hosts its home games in the Stadio Citta del Tricolore which holds a capacity for approximately 21 000 spectators. Sassuolo is also known as i Neroverdi and plays at home in black and green. The biggest achievements in the club history were in 2007/2008 where the club won the Serie C1 and in season 2012/2013 were Sassuolo won the Serie B as well.
Known players in the club history are Andrea Poli, Antonio Floro Flores, Simone Zaga and Reto Ziegler.