Probable Lineups

4-4-2
4-4-2
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 24 Goals 26 (38)
(11) 2 Assists 4 (11)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
26.9 Average Age 28.8
184.3 Average Height (cm) 184.9
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1.1 (0.8)
(46%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 51% (50%)
(0.6) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.5) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.6 (2.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Nicola Pozzi Out 6.08
Éder Out 6.88
Gaetano Berardi Out 6.59
Maxi López Out 6.63
Ângelo Da Costa Out 7.03
Player Reason Status Rating
Damiano Ferronetti Out 6.14
Juan Vargas Out 6.73
Cristóbal Jorquera Out 6.57
Anselmo Out 6.27
Juraj Kucka Doubtful 7.38

Team News

  • Ferrara may field a more balanced 4-4-2, giving up the idea of sticking with three attacking players, especially as he will be without a bunch of players.
  • The coach will be without Eder, Maxi Lopez and Pozzi up front, so Icardi and Juan Antonio could be the starting duo.
  • Munari and Poli will play on the two flanks, while Estigarribia could be a more offensive solution during the game.
  • Bovo is back available, so Delneri will be able to move Moretti to the left flank and Antonelli further upfield.
  • Delneri will probably go with his typical 4-4-2, with Jankovic on the right flank and Bertolacci on the bench.
  • Kucka is a doubt and Merkel is ready to replace him in the middle of the park.

Prediction

  • With seven consecutive defeats and no victories in the last nine matches, coach Ferrara has broken some records with his extremely good start followed by the worse ever run of defeats for Sampdoria.
  • Genoa are also on a five-match losing streak, without victory since late September, and Delneri still has to get his first point as the Genoa coach.
  • Sampdoria and Genoa are trying to wipe away their bad form, and winning the derby would be the best way to start a comeback in the league, as well as piling more pressure on their fierce rivals. Ferrara and Delneri will probably mirror each other with a 4-4-2, in which Ferrara will pick central midfielders to patrol the flanks.
  • Both teams are going through one of their worst patches of form in years, and in the city the atmosphere is rising, so much that the kick-off time was under discussion to prevent violence between the fans outside the stadium. The battle will be fierce, and heart and nerves will matter more than the football itself.
Prediction:
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