Probable Lineups

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

(41) 21 Goals 9 (27)
(11) 6 Assists 1 (3)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
26.1 Average Age 27.3
182.9 Average Height (cm) 183.1
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 0.9 (0.9)
(46%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 48% (47%)
(0.7) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.5)
(1.7) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.7 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Juan Ignacio Antonio Out N/A
Renan Out 6.3
Éder Out 6.88
Player Reason Status Rating
Uros Cosic Out 6.73
Francesco Modesto Out 6.53
Vladimir Weiss Out 6.82

Team News

  • Eder is injured and Maxi Lopez has just recovered from his injury, so coach Delio Rossi will probably field just one striker.
  • Icardi will be supported by Soriano in a 3-5-1-1, with the chance of having Maxi Lopez coming on in the second half.
  • Poli is set to play in the midfield trio, with Estigarribia on the left flank.
  • Coach Bergodi is going to change the attacking trio completely from the defeat against Torino last week.
  • Vukusic, Caraglio and Bjarnason will play up front, leaving Celik and Jonathas on the bench.
  • D'Agostino will probably have make debut in a Pescara shirt in the playmaker role.

Prediction

  • Sampdoria lost in Siena last week and threw away a chance of stretching the small gap between themselves and the relegation zone. Now it is mandatory that they beat Pescara to avoid dropping more points and conceding them to close rivals.
  • Pescara had a similarly disappointing result against Torino, but the club is working hard in the transfer market to bring in reinforcements, and that could lead to a small boost in morale.
  • Both teams will be wary and focus mainly on preventing easy goal scoring chances for their opponents, so the first half could be less entertaining compared with other matches they've played. Knowing Genoa's result in advance could lead to both teams settling for a draw, but Sampdoria, being hosts, may want to push for a little more.
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