Probable Lineups

4-5-1
3-5-1-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 21 Goals 36 (59)
(29) 14 Assists 17 (37)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
25.9 Average Age 26.7
183.3 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(0.8) 0.7 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(47%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 43% (45%)
(0.6) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.7) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Maxi López Out 6.62
Éder Out 6.89
Shkodran Mustafi Out 6.6
Nenad Krsticic Out 7.07
Player Reason Status Rating
Luis Muriel Out 7.2
Maurizio Domizzi Out 7.08
Mehdi Benatia Out 7.46

Team News

  • Pozzi is back available, but Ferrara is likely to stick with just Icardi up front in a defensive 4-5-1.
  • Estigarribia and Poli should patrol the two flanks, but it's not clear yet who's playing on the left and who will be on the right side.
  • Maresca may be left out if Tissone, Munari and Obiang are picked in the middle of the park.
  • Guidolin is recovering some players from a number injuries, but will still miss two defenders from his typical lineup.
  • Heurtaux and Angella will play, together with Danilo, to cover for Domizzi and Benatia's absences.
  • Fabbrini will support Di Natale up front, as Muriel is still unavailable as well.

Prediction

  • Sampdoria ended their bad streak by collecting 7 points in their last 3 matches and escaping the relegation zone. However, they now have to complete their getaway by getting further points at home against an inconsistent opponent in Udinese.
  • The visitors just exited the Europa League and are still suffering from absences. Guidolin can now focus solely on the domestic league, having showed a hint of a comeback last week when they beat Cagliari.
  • Ferrara's intention is clearly to match Udinese's 5-man midfield and bring traffic in the middle of the park in order to avoid conceding goalscoring opportunities. The Blucerchiati need points to widen the gap between the relegation zone, but even taking just one here would mean keeping their good streak alive.
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Comments (2)

 
  • Great point @DonnyVantage

  • Why why why not use the hot foot of Poli for the penalty. Idiots.

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