Serie A Match Preview: Sampdoria vs. Chievo Verona

Updated: April 23, 2014
Sampdoria and Chievo Verona

Match Date: 27 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Comunale Luigi Ferraris


Chievo Verona’s focus shall be put to the test as they visit Sampdoria in an attempt to collect more points and ensure their safety for the next season.


The Gialloblu’s future next season remains unsafe. Its 2 point lead against rock bottom teams is hardly enough to guarantee its survival. They had the chance during the Sassuolo match, but the Neroverdis easily destroyed them. It also marked their 4th loss during its last 6 matches.


Nevertheless, the result barely affected Eugenio Corini, who remained satisfied with his side’s performance during the said defeat. He described the encounter as a balanced one and acknowledged the scoring chances they had.


Meanwhile, contrary to Corini’s satisfied reaction, Sampdoria’s head honcho, Sinisa Mihajlovic stressed that his side deserved to lose to the rock bottom Catania.


Mihajlovic had to pay the price of fronting players that had less playing time throughout the season. Evidently, this resulted to a disaster that handed Sampdoria its 3rd consecutive loss in its last 6 matches.


However, they are fortunate enough that their upcoming match shall be held in their own territory. This should give them more opportunities to create scoring chances and of course, convert. Technically speaking, they are the online betting favorite. But they cannot immediately dismiss and underestimate Chievo Verona’s ambition of moving farther away from the relegation zone. The may be the match’s minnow, but they are also capable of pulling off an upset all for the sake of ensuring their survival and keeping its Serie A status.


Prediction: Sampdoria


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