Coach Pioli will be without a bunch of players in all positions and, especially in the midfield, he will have very few options.
Pazienza and Taider are both out, so Guarente will play in the middle of the park.
Sorensen will start in defence since Natali, Carvalho and Portanova are all unavailable.
Sampdoria managed to win the Genoa derby and escape the relegation zone, but they still have to solve some issues with their playing style. Ferrara will probably go very defensive to get a useful point.
Bologna were dangerously sliding down the table but prevented further troubles by beating Palermo last week. Pioli knows that Sampdoria are a favourable opponent, but still one point to get out of a difficult situation would be enough.
The bad form both clubs were in before last week suggests that four points in two rounds would be good for both of them, so a draw looks like the most likely result in this match. Samp and Bologna will try to hold ball possession and avoid mistakes, and set pieces may have quite an impact on the game.
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