Spezia positively surprised in the last match against Napoli when they come with a 1:2 victory, playing away from home.
The hosts had the initiative and took the lead first in the 58th minute of the match, but the visitors responded in the best possible manner, as they leveled up from the penalty only ten minutes later.
Despite having a player less since the 77th, Spezia did manage to add another one to the scoreline in the 82nd and took this surprising victory in this encounter, as Napoli had chances but not being sharp enough with the ball possession.
They are currently at 16th spot in overall rankings, moved a bit from the danger zone with their latest result, which is only two points below.
The home side miss out goalkeeper Zoet (2/0), left-back Bastoni (9/0), and forward Galabinov (3/3) due to injuries. Suspended is defender Ismajli (4/0).
Sampdoria was able to bounce back after two consecutive defeats in Serie A, as they come with a surprising victory over Inter in the last round, defeating them with a 2:1 result, back at their home.
The visitors from Milan made a setback in the 12th minute when they missed a penalty, and as it usually goes, the hosts took the lead from the same situation in the 23rd minute. They did appear sharper with the ball in the first part and managed to effective one more time in the 38th, deservedly having a double lead after the first forty-five minutes.
Inter went all-in offensive as the match moved to the second, successfully reducing the deficit in the 65th, but failed to be sharper at the finishing for a complete comeback, maybe a bit undeservedly suffering a loss.
Sampdoria occupies 11th place on the table, quite safe from the danger zone, but not in a position to compete for European exit places.
Right-back Ferrari (5/0) is injured, as well as midfielder Silva (10/0) and forward Gabbiadini (3/0).
Both showed some improvement
As mentioned, both teams were victorious in their latest clashes, despite the odds not being in their favor, so carried with their latest achievements, I am expecting that both sides approach the upcoming match having a high expectations.
They are more than capable to be dangerous against each other, they were against far superior teams, and I expect both of them to enter this game with the offense in mind, as it’s definitely a clash during which both teams can gain something.