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The Serie A tie at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday will see hosts Sampdoria
do battle with opponents Bologna
. Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sampdoria v Bologna match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Sampdoria will be looking for an improved result here following a 2-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Roma. In that match, Sampdoria managed 39% possession and 15 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sampdoria was Manolo Gabbiadini (11'). Roma had 24 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Edin Džeko (64', 85') was the scorer for Roma.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Sampdoria have shown defensive steel. The facts show that i Blucerchiati have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 15 goals during that time.
Going into this one, Sampdoria have left without a victory over Bologna in their previous 2 matches in the league.
After tasting defeat last time out to Juventus in Serie A competition, Bologna and their fans will hope to get a better result this time. In that game, Bologna managed 46% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Juventus got 14 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Cristiano Ronaldo (23') and Paulo Dybala (36') scored for Juventus.
The stats tell the story, and Bologna have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 11 goals in total. Defensively, Rossoblu have been far from perfect. We will find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Heading into this fixture, Bologna have not emerged victorious against Sampdoria when having played them away from home in the previous 12 matches in the league. Not an away record to be proud of.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 12/02/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Sampdoria winning 3 of those games, Bologna 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
In all, 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 9 for i Blucerchiati and 10 netted by Rossoblu. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The last league clash between these sides was Serie A match day 9 on 27/10/2019 which ended up with the score at Bologna 2-1 Sampdoria. That day, Bologna managed 56% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Rodrigo Palacio (48') and Mattia Bani (78'). For their opponents, Sampdoria had 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. Manolo Gabbiadini (64') scored. The match was refereed by Daniele Doveri.
Team News: Sampdoria
Fabio Quagliarella (Calf Problems) and Alex Ferrari (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for Sampdoria gaffer Claudio Ranieri.
It looks as if i Blucerchiati will probably opt for a 4-5-1 system in the match, handing starts to Emil Audero, Tommaso Augello, Lorenzo Tonelli, Maya Yoshida, Bartosz Bereszynski, Simone Trimboli, Albin Ekdal, Morten Thorsby, Karol Linetty, Fabio Depaoli and Manolo Gabbiadini.
Team News: Bologna
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Bologna manager Siniša Mihajlović to contend with. Andreas Skov Olsen (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
It’s our belief that Rossoblu appear most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, starting the game with Lukasz Skorupski, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Larangeira Danilo, Stefano Denswil, Mitchell Dijks, Gary Medel, Mattias Svanberg, Riccardo Orsolini, Roberto Soriano, Nicola Sansone and Musa Barrow.
Bologna will manage to break down this Sampdoria lineup, although it may not quite be as many as they’ll concede. We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Sampdoria after the 90. Could easily see this go either way.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Fabio Quagliarella
Chairman: Massimo Ferrero
Manager: Claudio Ranieri
Competitions: Serie A position 16
⭐ Star Man: Gastón Ramírez
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Gastón Ramírez was born in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Having played his first senior match for Peñarol in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has got 5 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 16 appearances.