Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 22 Goals 31 (45)
(11) 5 Assists 3 (5)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
26.4 Average Age 29.1
183 Average Height (cm) 184.7
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(46%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 50% (49%)
(0.5) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.7 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Nicola Pozzi Out 6.07
Éder Out 6.88
Maxi López Out 6.63
Player Reason Status Rating
Roger Carvalho Out 6.61
Cesare Natali Out 6.77
Robert Acquafresca Out 6.24
Michele Pazienza Out 6.56
Gianluca Curci Out 7.35
Daniele Paponi Out 5.95
György Garics Out 6.73
Henry Giménez Out 6.54
Daniele Portanova Out 7.04
Saphir Taïder Out 6.96

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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