Sampdoria take on visiting team Atalanta at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the Serie A tie on Sunday.
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Sampdoria will be looking for an improved result here following a 1-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Lazio.
In that game, Sampdoria managed 44% possession and 10 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Lazio had 12 shots on goal with 6 on target. Luis Alberto (24') was the scorer for Lazio.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Sampdoria have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that i Blucerchiati have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 6 goals along the way. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend might be sustained here in this game or not.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Real Madrid in Champions League action, Atalanta and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Atalanta had 31% possession and 2 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. Real Madrid CF got 19 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Ferland Mendy (86') scored for Real Madrid.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Gian Gasperini's Atalanta have found the back of the net a total of 11 times thus giving them the goals per game average of 1.83.
Leading up to this clash, Atalanta:
- haven't been defeated by Sampdoria in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 8 away league matches. They really have been good on their travels.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 03/04/2018 shows that Sampdoria have won 3 of these and Atalanta 2, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 of them for i Blucerchiati and 6 for La Dea. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Serie A match day 5 on 24/10/2020 when the final score was Atalanta 1-3 Sampdoria.
On that day, Atalanta had 66% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Duván Zapata (80').
On the other side, Sampdoria got 7 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Fabio Quagliarella (13'), Morten Thorsby (59') and Jakub Jankto (92') scored.
The referee was Gianpolo Calvarese.
Team News: Sampdoria
Ernesto Torregrossa (Calf Problems) and Omar Colley (Muscular problems) will not be able to play for Sampdoria gaffer Claudio Ranieri. Adrien Silva will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Atalanta
Atalanta boss Gian Gasperini has multiple availability issues to deal with. Duván Zapata (Contracture) and Hans Hateboer (Ankle problems) are those who can’t be considered. Berat Djimsiti will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Our pre-match assessment is that Atalanta will, in all probability, be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
However, Sampdoria could well struggle getting goals but we do see them converting at least once here, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a decent 1-3 winning score for Atalanta after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Fabio Quagliarella
Chairman: Massimo Ferrero
Manager: Claudio Ranieri
Competitions: Serie A position 10
🔑 Star Player: Fabio Quagliarella
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Fabio Quagliarella was born in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. After having made a senior debut playing for Torino in the 1999 - 2000 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 8 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 21 appearances.