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Cittadella will be visiting Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Monday for the Serie B showdown with home side Sampdoria.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Sampdoria v Cittadella, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Sampdoria prepare for this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie B drawn game against Cremonese.
In that match, Sampdoria managed 58% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Sampdoria was Estanis (60'). For their opponents, Cremonese got 19 attempts on goal with 11 of them on target. Charles Pickel (27') scored for Cremonese.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Sampdoria have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Sampdoria have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals on the way.
Coming into this contest, Sampdoria haven’t won at home in the past 7 matches in the league. That's never good.
In their previous fixture, Cittadella drew 0-0 in the Serie B match with Venezia.
In that match, Cittadella managed 44% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Venezia got 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
A series of accomplished showings by the Cittadella defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes overall. Over that same time, their own attack force has managed to score 4. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Ahead of this meeting, Cittadella have not won away from home in their last 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 32 on 24/03/2012 when it ended Cittadella 1-2 Sampdoria.
The referee was Silvio Baratta.
Team News: Sampdoria
The Sampdoria boss Andrea Pirlo has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
In all likelihood, i Blucerchiati could use the 4-3-3 system this time and select Filip Stankovic, Petar Stojanovic, Daniele Ghilardi, Alex Ferrari, Nicola Murru, Matteo Ricci, Fabio Depaoli, Valerio Verre, Fabio Borini, Antonino La Gumina and Estanis Pedrola.
Team News: Cittadella
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Cittadella manager Edoardo Gorini doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
We believe Granata could decide to begin the game with a 4-3-1-2 lineup, settling for Elhan Kastrati, Alessandro Salvi, Nicola Pavan, Domenico Frare, Lorenzo Carissoni, Giuseppe Carriero, Simone Branca, Francesco Amatucci, Andrea Tessiore, Filippo Pittarello and Luca Pandolfi.
We’re inclined to think that Cittadella should have enough to put a goal past this Sampdoria side, although that probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a 2-1 winning score for Sampdoria when all is said and done. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Nicola Murru
Chairman: Marco Lanna
Manager: Andrea Pirlo
Competitions: Serie B position 15, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
⭐ Star Player: Estanis
Mostly playing in the Right Wing position, Estanis was born in Cambrils, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Barcelona in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 2 league goals in the Serie B 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in 4 appearances.