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Thursday’s Coppa Italia action will see Sampdoria vs Genoa.
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Sampdoria will be hoping for a better result after a 1-2 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Bologna.
In that match, Sampdoria had 44% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Sampdoria, goals were scored by Morten Thorsby (7') and Vasco Regini (44' Own goal). Bologna got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Riccardo Orsolini (52') was the scorer for Bologna.
Claudio Ranieri's Sampdoria have scored 9 times in their past 6 outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in that time amounts to 6.
After a loss in their previous game against Udinese in Serie A competition, Genoa and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Genoa had 54% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Udinese got 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. Rodrigo De Paul (34') scored for Udinese.
Looking at their form, and Genoa have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 10 goals overall. Defensively, Il Grifone could really do with shoring things up.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 07/04/2018 shows us that Sampdoria have won 2 of these and Genoa 1, with the tally of draws being 3.
10 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 from i Blucerchiati and 4 being from Il Grifone. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
The last league match between these sides was Serie A match day 6 on 01/11/2020 when it finished Sampdoria 1-1 Genoa.
In that game, Sampdoria had 54% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jakub Jankto (23').
On the other side, Genoa had 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Gianluca Scamacca (28') scored.
The match was refereed by Federico La Penna.
Team News: Sampdoria
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Sampdoria gaffer Claudio Ranieri to be concerned with from an otherwise complete set of players. Keita Baldé (Muscular problems) is sidelined.
Team News: Genoa
Genoa boss Rolando Maran has to choose a team with limited availability. Davide Zappacosta (Unknown Injury), Domenico Criscito (Knee Problems), Francesco Cassata (Muscle Injury), Davide Biraschi (Shoulder Injury), Marko Pjaca (Hamstring Injury) and Mattia Perin (Biceps femoris muscle injury) miss out here.
Genoa are capable enough to put a goal past this Sampdoria side, although that may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Sampdoria at the end of the match. Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Fabio Quagliarella
Chairman: Massimo Ferrero
Manager: Claudio Ranieri
Competitions: Serie A position 10, Coppa Italia (4th Round)
⭐ Star Player: Jakub Jankto
Normally played in the Centre Midfield position, Jakub Jankto was born in Czech Republic. Having played his first senior match for Ascoli in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.