Serie A Match Preview: Livorno vs. Sampdoria

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Updated: October 14, 2013
AS Livorno v Empoli FC - Serie B Playoff Final

Match Date: 20 October 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Armando Picchi, Livorno

 

Livorno

Picking up eight points and scoring eight goals from seven matches, Livorno currently sit on the league table’s top 13. Following a bizarre defeat at opening day, the side have carefully fanned out a set of strategies to regain their composure. Their efforts ultimately paid off after securing back-to-back victories in their second and third stints in the tournament. However, the journey has since become shaky; they only bagged draws in their fourth and fifth tourneys, and later on, incurred losses from their last two fixtures. Davide Nicola’s men are pressured to earn maximum points in their upcoming home tourney, but with the likes of Paulinho and Greco under the wing, the troupe should have little to worry.

 

Sampdoria

Sampdoria’s current bottom three situation endangers them of a plausible relegation in the future. The side have shown inconsistent defense performance, and their attacking skills are not showing reliable displays either. Out of seven matches, Delio Rossi’s men have only been able to score six goals, but already conceded 13. Their clashes against Juventus, Genoa, Roma, and Milan taxed their form severely, having failed to score even just a one goal from all of those fixtures. The side are yet to deliver a triumph this season, which indicates a major reform in their overall tactics.

 

Football betting tip: Their last five matches against Sampdoria rendered Livorno victorious twice. The visitors have won them over just once, while the rest of the matches were stalemates. This season, Livorno are still showing supremacy over Sampdoria, which could mean that they may still thrash their opponents in their forthcoming meeting.

 

Livorno | Image source: sbnation.com