Frey and Jokic will play on the two flanks once again, always ready to join the defence when the team are not in possession.
Rigoni is back after missing one match due to suspension, and Cofie should be the one to drop out to make room for his comeback.
There is no doubt that Thereau and Paloschi will start up front, while Pellissier may have a chance in the second half.
Since Delio Rossi's arrival Sampdoria have obtained 12 points despite having to play Milan, Juventus, Roma and Napoli. Now the task will be to keep getting points from mid-table teams, which looks easier given that a draw could satisfy both teams.
Chievo are without a victory in their last three games, two of which were quite difficult to take. After drawing with Palermo the Clivensi could use another point away from home, especially against a team in great shape like Sampdoria.
One point each, with the teams in the relegation zone playing difficult matches, could be enough for both teams, but Sampdoria will want to get more from a home match against a direct rival. In the end the Blucerchiati will try to attack and Chievo may get some chances to counter-attack. Should the match be in the balance in the last 20 minutes, the two teams may decide to settle for the draw, but until then the hosts will be eager to get as far as they can from the relegation zone.
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