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The Serie A clash at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday will see home side Sampdoria take on Roma.
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Sampdoria won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 1-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Sassuolo.
In that game, Sampdoria had 34% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Sassuolo had 16 shots on goal with 7 on target. Domenico Berardi (69') scored for Sassuolo.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Sampdoria have taken part. Breaking down the goal attribution in that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 5 while i Blucerchiati managed a tally of 6.
Heading into this fixture, Sampdoria have not registered a win against Roma in their previous 5 league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Manchester United in Europa League action, Roma and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Roma managed 37% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Roma, the scorers were Lorenzo Pellegrini (15') and Edin Džeko (34'). Manchester United had 20 shots on goal with 11 on target. Bruno Fernandes (9', 71'), Edinson Cavani (48', 64'), Paul Pogba (75') and Mason Greenwood (86') scored for Manchester United.
Roma have regularly broken through opposing defences leading up to this encounter, scoring 8 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that i Giallorossi have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes. That pattern might not follow through into this next game, though.
Their prior results show that Roma:
- haven't been defeated by Sampdoria when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 28/01/2018 tells us that Sampdoria have won 1 of these games and Roma 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined sum of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them for i Blucerchiati and 8 coming from i Giallorossi. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The last league clash between these sides was Serie A match day 15 on 03/01/2021 when the final score was Roma 1-0 Sampdoria.
That time, Roma had 65% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Edin Džeko (72').
Sampdoria had 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Daniele Chiffi.
Team News: Sampdoria
There’s just one fitness concern for the Sampdoria boss Claudio Ranieri to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Ernesto Torregrossa (Calf Problems) won’t play.
Team News: Roma
Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has to currently contend with reduced team options. Pau López (Shoulder Injury), Jordan Veretout (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Stephan El Shaarawy (Unknown Injury), Amadou Diawara (Pubalgia), Carles Pérez (Muscular problems), Leonardo Spinazzola (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Pedro (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Riccardo Calafiori (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t be making appearances.
Sampdoria will surely be able to find the net against this Roma lineup, but a single goal possibly won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Therefore, we’re predicting both teams to score in a 1-2 win for Roma at the end of the 90 minutes. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 9
⭐ Key Player: Antonio Candreva
Normally played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Antonio Candreva was born in Rome, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Ternana in the 2004 - 2005 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored a sum of 5 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 30 appearances.