Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Pierluigi Penzo will host Sunday’s Serie A game between Venezia and Sampdoria. The hosts aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Lazio, with the team eyeing their first win of March. All Ebuehi, Henry, and Kiyine are pushing for a start, as well as veteran winger Nani, while the likes of Lezzerini, Romero, Johnsen, Culsance, and Vacca are out of contention with injuries.
La Samp, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Juventus, and given their three-game losing run in the Italian top flight, we are tempted to put our money on the relegation-threatened hosts. Both Gabbiadini and Damsgaard are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team ahead of the trip to Venice. In their last meeting at the venue, back in 2003, Venezia defeated Sampdoria 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Candreva):
Antonio Candreva is an Italian football player born on 28th of February 1987 in Rome. Candreva played in the youth academy of Udinese where he made his debut in season 2007/2008.
After playing for Livorno, Juventus, Parma, Cesena he transferred to Lazio Roma, which didn’t pay any transfer fee. Cendreva plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2009. Candreva didn’t play for the Italian team during the EURO 2012 but did during the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Candreva is a 181cm right-footed midfielder that is known for being multifunctional in the pitch. Because Candreva played for lots of clubs he is known for being very mature and having a great vision in the game. Candreva scored the most amount of goals in his career in the season 2013/2014. The only prize Candreva won was the Coppa Italia in 2012/2013 with Lazio Roma. Candreva’s nickname is Il Timido.
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.