Serie A Match Preview: Sampdoria vs. Napoli

Updated: May 7, 2014

Match Date: 11 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Comunale Luigi Ferraris


The recently crowned Coppa Italia king, Napoli has no plans of waving the white flag in its last 2 matches. The club would want to maintain a clean slate prior to taking a long break. Therefore, Sampdoria may be compelled to exhaust all its strength in order to avoid a disappointing loss.


Napoli has already secured the 3rd spot of Italy’s top-flight league and another appearance in the Champions League. On a closer look, the Partenopei has nothing to fight for. However, if one has to compare Napoli’s performance this season to what they have accomplished before, it is evident that they were not able to exceed the expectations this season. They were the runner-up. But currently, they dropped a notch.


Nevertheless, the Partenopeis are fully aware of their situation and their remaining matches will somehow serve as a promise of a stronger Napoli in the next season. Indeed, they have nothing to fight for. But for a club known for its strength and hunger for victory, all match is a big match regardless of their opponent.


Napoli takes the visitor’s role in the upcoming encounter. But they remain as the online betting favorite.  The club has lost once in its last 6 matches. This is in stark contrast to Sampdoria, which has only won once. Their recent forms are a total opposite of each other and needless to say, it does not take rocket science to see that Napoli has better chances of winning the match.


Prediction: Napoli


Image Source: Zimbio