Sampdoria – SPAL
Sampdoria hosts SPAL in a match from the 19th round of the Italian Serie A.
Sampdoria are doing well in the Serie A this season. They are currently 6th in the league standings with 27 points won and a record of 8 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats. Their goal is a finish in the Top 6 and a qualification for Europa League, so we can say that so far they are moving well in that direction.
But we can say that Sampdoria are in a truly terrible form at the moment. In their last five matches Samp didn’t win neither once, losing four times and winning just one point against Cagliari. It’s truly unexplainable why such a solid team started to suffer so much, but we can all agree that sometimes these things are happening in football.
Now Sampdoria will have a good chance to return on the winning ways and once again start fighting for the 6th place. Teams like Atalanta, Fiorentina, Udinese, Torino and Milan are also aiming for the Top 6, so Sampdoria have to react and fight. If they want to play in Europe, of course.
Their next opponent SPAL is a team with much different worries at the moment. SPAL’s main worry right now is survival. They are 17th in the Serie A standings with 15 points, being on par with the 18th Crotone. SPAL have a record of 3 wins, 6 draws and 9 defeats so far. In their last five games they won just once – against Benevento. In their last game SPAL made a 2-2 against Torino at home.
For this game Sampdoria will be without the injured Duvan Banguera and Jose Dodo, who didn’t recover in time to face SPAL.
Sampdoria are favourite here, so we expect to see them get back on the winning ways. SPAL is a comfortable opponent for doing this.