Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(34) 15 Goals 28 (41)
(12) 6 Assists 7 (11)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
31.5 Average Age 26.5
178.2 Average Height (cm) 182.7
(0.7) 0.6 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(45%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 45% (46%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.7) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Roberto Vitiello Out 6.51
Claudio Terzi Out 6.96
Player Reason Status Rating
Maxi López Out 6.63
Juan Ignacio Antonio Out N/A
Enzo Maresca Out 6.95
Nicola Pozzi Out 6.07

Team News

  • Siena loaned their captain Calaiò to Napoli, so Paolucci will have to lead the attack in his place.
  • Pozzi should join the club from Sampdoria, but he may not be available to face his former club.
  • Angelo could move in the opposite direction after the match as part of the deal.
  • Coach Rossi is likely to stick with the same XI that obtained one point against Milan last week.
  • Estigarribia should play on the left side of the midfield, with the chance of joining the two strikers up front.
  • In that case, Poli would move slightly to the left side, a position where he has already played both at Sampdoria and Inter.

Prediction

  • Siena have lost all of their last seven matches (six in the league, one in the Coppa Italia), and the managerial change has had no positive effect yet. Safety is eight points away and morale is way below par. Just a point here would be a start to encourage a desperate comeback, but as their next match will be in Udine, the Bianconeri should definitely try to get the three points.
  • Delio Rossi won in Turin against Juventus and then halted Milan's comeback by drawing 0-0. Considering that his first three matches as Sampdoria's coach were against Lazio, Juve and Milan, the four points gained is an impressive achievement.
  • This match will see two teams fighting for the same goal but in a very different state of form and mind. Siena can't afford to drop points once more, while Sampdoria will want the full prize as well after the three tough matches they've had to face. This could lead to an open match with goal scoring chances for both sides. Given their situation, both teams would try to slow down the match in case they take the lead, instead of trying to secure the result.
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