Sampdoria doesn’t come from really positive results lately after the international break, but we can’t say either that the team has ended up in some negative form. They had a home draw against Fiorentina, then lost in front of own fans against Inter in a game that could have ended differently.
In the most recent game played, the side comes from a point taken away from home against Cagliari in a goalless game last Wednesday evening. Overall, the two teams did share the ball possession but need to be said that the players from Genoa were far more concrete with the chances created and definitely did deserve something more out of the clash. The team now has two victories, two draws, and two defeats, being three points above the relegation zone.
Hosts should be playing in a version of a 4-3-1-2 formation with Defrel and Quagliarella as forwards. The offensive midfielder should be Ramirez behind them this time. Offensive midfielders Ricardo Saponara (2/0) and Gianluca Caprari (2/2) are injured for this one. defender Vasco Regini is sidelined without playing so far in the season anyway.
Spal, on the other side, comes from a 0:2 home defeat against Sassuolo last Thursday evening. Even though the first halftime was spent in quite a balanced manner, it soon turned out to be that the players of Sassuolo were far better prepared for the clash.
Adjapong brought the visitors into the lead in the 59th minute and it was easier for them to play, later on, threatening via counter attacks and sealing the victory thanks to a goal from Matri in the 90th minute.
It was their second consecutive defeat as the team previously suffered defeat away to Fiorentina also without scoring a goal in a 3:0 defeat. With three victories and three defeats the side now stands with four points more than relegating Empoli.
Spal should be playing in a version of a 3-5-2 formation with Petagna and Antenucci as forwards. Defensive midfielder Federico Viviani (no performance so far) is injured. Central midfielder Jasmin Kurtic (6/1) is doubtful for this one.
Sampdoria is without a victory in last three, however, the side proved that they can be very dangerous and concrete in front of own fans till now. Spal lost twice in a row now and their confidence could be a bit affected. There’s certain individual quality speaking in favor of the hosts and they should be able to get the three-pointer easy of difficult.