Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Following a disappointing loss to Empoli, Sampdoria will be aiming to pick up vital three points from Sunday’s clash against Udinese. La Samp have been struggling under Dejan Stankovic, who is under big pressure ahead of Matchday 19, but this game could be the turning point for the hosts. England midfielder Harry Winks, who produced a fine display in the last league match, is pushing for a start, whereas all De Luca, Quagliarella, Conti, and Pussetto are out of contention with injuries.
The Zebrette, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Arnautovic-less Bologna, and given the importance of Sunday’s game for Dejan Stankovic’s troops, home win should be considered. Adam Masina should be the only absentee in the away team. In their last meeting in Genoa the two teams played out a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Highlighted Player (Omar Colley):
Omar Colley is a football player from Gambia who plays for Sampdoria as a defender. Colley is a product of Wallidan’s youth school and he made 15 appearances for the first team as well. In 2012 he joined Real de Banjul and it has to be noted that he scored one goal in 17 league games for the club.
At the end of the season (2013) he decided to move to Finland, signing a deal with KuPS. Despite trialing with several 2. Bundesliga sides, he joined Djurgardens of Sweden in August, 2014. After making 44 league appearances for the Swedish outfit, he moved to Genk in the summer of 2016.
Omar Colley represented Gambia at the 2009 African U17 Championship and he certainly helped his national team win the tournament. The defender who was born in Banjul on 24 October, 1992, made his debut for the first team in 2012. Omar Colley has a contract with Genk which expires on 30 June, 2019.
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.