Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 17 Goals 31 (44)
(11) 5 Assists 4 (7)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
26.5 Average Age 30.6
183.6 Average Height (cm) 180.9
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(46%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 50% (51%)
(0.7) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.7) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Gaetano Berardi Out 6.59
Player Reason Status Rating
Ishak Belfodil Out 6.8
Fabiano Santacroce Out 6.74
McDonald Mariga Out 6.43

Team News

  • Icardi and Maxi Lopez are in contention for a starting spot up front, with the former probably sitting out.
  • Poli had to be substituted during a practice match, but he should be fully fit for the match against Parma.
  • Sansone is still favoured over Soriano to be the link between the striker and the midfield.
  • Belfodil is not available, so Amauri is likely to lead Parma's attack.
  • Paletta is struggling with a minor injury, but should be able to at least make the bench.
  • Lucarelli and Coda will play as centre-backs anyway, to save the Argentinian from further injuries.

Prediction

  • Sampdoria are struggling to get points away from home, but at home they've won their last three matches. Since Siena and Atalanta are playing each other and Pescara and Genoa have tough matches, winning here could ensure their safety.
  • Parma have the same points and despite a good first half of season, they will look for the same goal: achieving survival early on. Since the Crociati are in worse form, they will probably be happy with a point.
  • This match could easily end in a useful draw for both sides, but Sampdoria will not give up their chances of winning it, especially in the first half. Should Parma prove harder to beat than expected, the Blucerchiati could moderate the pressure and try to control the match until the final whistle without conceding goal scoring chances.
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