After a comfortable win over the Winged-Lions, La Samp are back against the Little Cubs, looking to secure an unlikely victory for a chance to distance themselves further from the bottom-three. The Serie A fixture between U.C. Sampdoria and AS Roma is scheduled for kick-off at 17:00 (GMT+1) on Sunday, April 3, at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Sampdoria picked up a 2-0 win over Venezia at the Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo just before the international break, courtesy of a brace by Francesco Caputo (24', 38'). The much-needed win came after three straight defeats, WLLLW, and saw La Samp move one step ahead on the table, from 16th to 15th place, having picked up 29 points from 8W, 5D, & 17L. Sampdoria are three places above the relegation zone, with seven points between themselves and relegation-threatened 18th-placed Venezia. In what appears to be an improvement, Sampdoria have gained 1.13 points per game under Marco Giampaolo after he re-joined the club, compared to 0.91 under Roberto D'Aversa, picked in the first part of the season. However, La Samp are on the longest run without a draw among current Serie A sides, having won only three times while picking up eight defeats in their last 11 Serie A matches [3W, 0D, & 8L]. For this clash against AS Roma, Marco Giampaolo could line up the 4—3—1—2 formation with Francesco Caputo and Abdelhamid Sabiri in attack.
After back-to-back defeats, La Samp are back for more Serie A action, looking to jeopardize the Old Lady’s ambitions for a top-three finish. The Serie A fixture, U.C. Sampdoria vs. Juventus F.C., kicks off at 18:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, March 12, at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Sampdoria failed to earn a point following a 2-1 loss to Udinese last weekend at the Stadio Friuli. Deulofeu (3') helped the Little Zebras establish the lead inside the first five minutes, hitting the roof of the net despite being surrounded by as many as five opposing shirts. Minutes later, Deulofeu picked out Udogie (12'), who found the bottom corner, leaving La Samp with a two-goal deficit. A minute later, Caputo (13') got Sampdoria back into the game, having pulled one back. However, the Blue-circled failed to find the leveler. With two losses in a row, WLWLL, Sampdoria moved to 15th place, having failed to pick up a point on Serie A Matchday 28. Il Doria has 26 points from 7W, 5D, and 16L. On Saturday, Marco Giampaolo could settle for a point, knowing that taking three points off the Girlfriend of Italy would be a difficult feat to muster. The club will have their attention fixated on Dušan Vlahović, who has five goals in five games against the Blucerchiati, including a brace here at the Luigi Ferraris in the 5-1 defeat to Fiorentina back in February 2020. A 4—1—3—2 with Caputo and Fabio Quagliarella in attack may be seen from Marco Giampaolo against Juventus.
The Serie A fixture, AC Milan vs. U.C. Sampdoria, kicks off at 12:30 (GMT+1) on Sunday, February 13, at the San Siro.
After picking Sassuolo apart in a 4-0 win last weekend, Sampdoria make their return, hoping for back-to-back victories after four straight defeats, LLLLW. La Samp are in 16th place on the Serie A table, with 23 points from 6W, 5D, & 13L. A victory over his former team would be a remarkable result for Marco Giampaolo. However, the 54-year-old would be willing to settle for a point, knowing Milan are in fine form. Sampdoria has failed to hit the back of the net in each of their last two away league games, last recording three such games in a row in the competition in May 2018. The Blucerchiati may appear with the Christmas tree, a 4—3—2—1 formation, having Caputo in attack at the top of the shape. On availability, Fabio Quagliarella and Mikkel Damsgaard are both ruled out of this fixture.
S.S.C. Napoli vs. U.C. Sampdoria kicks off at 16:30 (GMT+1) on Sunday, January 9, at the Stadio San Paolo.
Sampdoria picked up a 2-1 defeat to Cagliari on Thursday, despite taking the lead inside the first twenty minutes at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Gabbiadini (18') had La Samp in the lead at the end of the first forty-five. However, ten minutes after the interval, Alessandro Deiola (55') restored the Sardinians back on level terms. Minutes into the second half, Pavoletti (71') handed Cagliari the lead until full-time. Sampdoria remains in 15th place on the Serie A table, with 20 points from 5W, 5D, & 10L, and are without a win in three Serie A games: LWDDL, ahead of this fixture against Napoli. For the game against Cagliari, Roberto D’Aversa adopted the 4—4—2 with Caputo and Manolo Gabbiadini in attack. He is expected to stick with the same shape on Sunday, when La Samp takes on Napoli in what will be their second Serie A appearance of the new year. Antonio Candreva picked up a straight red against the Sardinians and will not take part in this fixture. In addition, Omar Colley has left for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, while two COVID cases have been reported in the squad.
AS Roma vs. U.C. Sampdoria kicks off at 18:30 (GMT+1) on Wednesday, December 22, at the Stadio Olimpico.
Sampdoria picked up a 1-1 draw against the winged Lions over the weekend and dropped one spot from 14th to 15th place on the Serie A table, after bagging 19 points from 5W, 4D, and 9L. The club has a form that reads: WLLWD ahead of this fixture against AS Roma, and an unlikely win here could see Roberto D’Aversa’s side reclaim lost ground. La Samp have failed to win in six Serie A games on the road against teams from Lazio (D1 & L5) and have not scored in the two most recent. The last time Sampdoria found success in Lazio dates back to September, 2018, at Benito Stirpe, against Frosinone (5-0). Roberto D'Aversa and the Blucerchiati appeared with the 4—3—1—2 formation against Venezia and could be doing the same for this game against Roma. Francesco Caputo and Morten Thorsby are expected in attack. The pair have six goals shared between them, four for the former and two for the latter.
The Serie A TIM fixture, Juventus F.C. vs. UC Sampdoria, kicks off at 11:30 (GMT+1) on Sunday, September 26, at the 41,507-capacity Juventus Stadium.
Sitting just below Juventus, while having equal points but separated by goal difference, Sampdoria occupies 13th place on the Serie A table, having picked up 5 points from 1W, 2D, & 2L. La Samp were thrashed 4-0 on home turf when they took on Serie A leaders, Napoli, on Thursday. It was the club's second defeat in five games: LDDWL. Having only 5 goals after five Serie A games, I Blucerchiati have conceded 7 goals (1.4 goals-per-match) and have a G.D. of -2. Roberto D'Aversa could utilize the 4—4—2 formation with Francesco Caputo and the skipper, Fabio Quagliarella, in attack. The 38-year-old Fabio Quagliarella aims to score his first goal of the season against his former side, Juventus.
The Serie A TIM fixture, U.C. Sampdoria vs. S.S.C. Napoli, kicks off at 17:30 (GMT+1) on Matchday 5, Thursday, September 23, at the 36,599-capacity stadium, Luigi Ferraris.
La Samp picked up a comfortable 3-0 win on the road over Empoli on Matchday 4 at the Stadio Carlo Castellani. A brace from Francesco Caputo (31' & 52') coupled with another goal from Antonio Candreva (70') settled the contest of ninety minutes. Empoli had started the first half better and we did well not to concede a goal at that stage, D’Aversa told Sky Sport Italia after the game. But the positive is that we hung on and then took the lead, he added. It was Sampdoria's first win of the season, LDDW, and it moved the club to 11th place with a total of 5 points gathered from 1W, 2D, & 1L. La Samp have an average of 1.25 g.s.p.g, having hit the back of the net five times in four games this season. The club has also conceded three times (0.75 g.c.p.g) and has a G.D. of +2. A victory over Napoli appears to be near-impossible, but a point would be a fine result, considering red-hot-form Napoli are currently at their best. A 4—3—1—2 formation with Caputo and Fabio Quagliarella in attack is expected on Thursday. Caputo reached 50 Serie A goals after the brace against Empoli and has two against Napoli in five Serie A meetings. He will be in the hunt for the third one on Matchday 5.
The Italian Serie A TIM fixture, U.C. Sampdoria vs. Inter Milan, kicks off at 11:30 (GMT+1) on Sunday, September 12 at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium.
U.C. Sampdoria picked up a point in the goalless draw against Sassuolo on Matchday 2 when both sides met at the Mapei Stadium. After taking 11 shots, with 2 on target, and stringing 329 delicate passes together, La Samp failed to find the required quality to hit the back of the net. Roberto D'Aversa's side haven't scored a single goal since the turn of the new season and have only a point from the draw following the opening day defeat to AC Milan. A victory on Sunday would count as two consecutive victories over the Nerazzurri on home soil for the second time in Serie A, after winning three in a row against Inter between 1989 and 1991. Roberto D'Aversa could line up the familiar 4—2—3—1 formation once again, with Fabio Quagliarella at the top of the shape. Considering the arsenal at Inter Milan's disposal, coupled with D'Aversa's poor career win record – 33.33%, his worst picked up in his second spell at Parma, 4.35%, his chances of securing a victory on Matchday 3 remain very slim. Centre-forward Ernesto Torregrossa is in doubt for this fixture, while Manolo Gabbiadini is sidelined with an ankle injury.
Italian Serie A fixture, U.C. Sampdoria vs. A.C. Milan kicks off at 19:45 (GMT+1) on Monday, August 23 at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium, Genoa, Italy.
Sampdoria will make an entry for their Serie A return behind the 3-2 Coppa Italia win on home soil over U.S. Alessandria Calcio. The opposition finished with a man down after Simone Benedetti (R. 84') was shown the red with minutes left to play. Aiming to get their Serie A campaign off to a flying start, La Samp will be on the hunt for at least a point against Milan. Ahead of the new season, Sampdoria concentrated on strengthening their attack, - bringing in as many as three center-forwards. Ernesto Torregrossa made the summer switch to join Samp from Brescia for a fee of €6M. One more striker, in the shape of Manuel De Luca came in from Chievo Verona on a free transfer. Center-forward, 25-year-old Italian, Antonino La Gumina also joined the ranks after €5.5M exchanged hands. Head coach, Roberto D'Aversa will be making his debut as coach of Sampdoria when his side takes on AC Milan on the very first day of the new week. After starting with a win in his first competitive game in charge, - against Alessandria, D'Aversa would be delighted with a winning start over Milan after a torrid half-season with Parma. Between January and May 2021, D'Aversa picked up only one victory after 23 games, - a 4%-win rate on his second spell at the club. He is expected to line up with a 4--2--3--1 formation with Fabio Quagliarella in attack on Monday.