Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Following a 1-0 loss to Napoli at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Spezia will look to escape the danger zone when they face Sampdoria on Saturday afternoon. The Bianconeri are on a five-game winless run, and they must be low on spirits ahead of the visit of La Samp. All Albin Ekdal, Daniele Verde, Daniel Maldini, and Kelvin Adou should miss out with injuries, whilst Salvador Ferrer faces race against clock to be fit for the match.
The visiting side, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to ten-man Milan at the weekend, with the team remaining in the relegation zone. Since Sampdoria have been struggling at the back of late, we do not believe that Spezia will have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the Italian top flight. To make things even worse for the away team, head coach Marco Giampaolo will watch the game from the stands following his sending off in the last league fixture.
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 (Sampdoria):
Sampdoria is an Italian football club from Genoa which is currently playing in the highest Italian football division: the Serie A. The club colours of Sampdoria are blue and white and is known under the nickname Blucerchiati. Sampdoria host it’s home games in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which is located in Genua. Interesting detail is that their biggest city rival Genoa is playing their home games in Stadio Luigi Ferraris as well.
In the past Sampdoria was playing in the Serie B and Serie A on and off. After the big successes in the end of the eighties the club became a stable team in the Serie A. Sampdoria managed to win the Scudetto once in 1991, the Coppa Italia 4 times in 1985, 1988, 1989 and 1994 and the Europe Cup II in 1990.
There are a lot of important players in football history that played for Sampdoria such as: Seedorf, Gullit, Mancini, Poli, Vieri, Zenga, Falcone, Karembeu, Vialli, Klinsmann and Veron.