Probable Lineups

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  • Poli
  • 6.9841935483871
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 22 Goals 31 (45)
(11) 5 Assists 3 (5)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
26.2 Average Age 28.9
183 Average Height (cm) 184.7
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(46%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 49% (49%)
(0.5) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Maxi López Out 6.62529411764706
Éder Out 6.885
Nicola Pozzi Out 6.08
Player Reason Status Rating
György Garics Out 6.72461538461538
Roger Carvalho Out 6.61428571428571
Cesare Natali Out 6.768
Robert Acquafresca Out 6.184
Michele Pazienza Out 6.56266666666667
Gianluca Curci Out 7.34785714285714
Daniele Paponi Out 5.94666666666667
Henry Giménez Out 6.555
Saphir Taïder Out 6.99939393939394
Daniele Portanova Out 7.175

Team News

  • Ferrara will still be without three forwards, so Icardi will play alone up front, with Estigarribia and Krsticic providing the crosses for him.
  • Munari and Tissone may have to sit on the bench, as Maresca, Obiang and Poli will probably start in the midfield.
  • Berardi is still favoured over De Silvestri to play at right-back.
  • Coach Pioli will be without a bunch of players in all positions and, especially in the midfield, he will have very few options.
  • Pazienza and Taider are both out, so Guarente will play in the middle of the park.
  • Sorensen will start in defence since Natali, Carvalho and Portanova are all unavailable.

Prediction

  • Sampdoria managed to win the Genoa derby and escape the relegation zone, but they still have to solve some issues with their playing style. Ferrara will probably go very defensive to get a useful point.
  • Bologna were dangerously sliding down the table but prevented further troubles by beating Palermo last week. Pioli knows that Sampdoria are a favourable opponent, but still one point to get out of a difficult situation would be enough.
  • The bad form both clubs were in before last week suggests that four points in two rounds would be good for both of them, so a draw looks like the most likely result in this match. Samp and Bologna will try to hold ball possession and avoid mistakes, and set pieces may have quite an impact on the game.
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