Serie A Preview: Genoa vs. Sampdoria

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Updated: September 25, 2014
Genoa

Match Date: 28 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris

 

Similar to Empoli, Genoa is frustrated for having Alessandro Matri’s goals cancelled by a determined Hellas Verona. Victory was already within its reach, until their opponent turned the odds into their favor.

 

Although, Genoa moved higher in the Serie A table because of the said even steven finish, they missed the chance of penetrating the top 5 due to the said stalemate.

 

Meanwhile, Sampdoria is keen on keeping a clean slate in the top-flight league. The club currently occupies the 3rd spot of the league table.

 

The contenders

Genoa

Despite losing the opportunity to gain 3 crucial points, the online betting favorite,  Genoa is confident that they are prepared to face Sampdoria in their upcoming derby.

 

Matri, the poacher, who scored a double for Genoa in its last game, explained that the club will employ minimal changes when they face La Samp. He stressed that the club will be focusing on playing a 100% in order to satisfy the squad’s legion of supporters.

 

Sampdoria

La Samp exemplifies a similar degree of confidence as that of Genoa. The club just came from a convincing win against Chievo and currently occupies the 3rd spot of the Serie A table.

 

Alessio Romagnoli, who was on loan from Roma shared that they will continue their spectacular display of team form and depth when they face Genoa.

 

Possible head turners

Matri, of course, will always be the center of attention in Genoa’s camp. However, a prolific Daniele Gastaldello from Sampdoria will see to it that Matri’s scoring chances will be contained.

 

Prediction

Genoa 1-2 Sampdoria

 

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