Genoa 1893 vs Sampdoria / Serie A – At the end of Sunday’s fixture of the Italian Serie A we have a great city derby between Genoa and Sampdoria. Fact that 14th-placed Genoa currently has just one point fewer than 12th-positioned Sampdoria adds an additional charm to the match. Sampdoria did much better in their most recent matches and out last four it won even three and drew just one.
Genoa 1893 vs Sampdoria begins 25.11.2018 at 20:30 CET
However, the goalless draw took place right in their last match when Sampdoria was the host, while on the other hand Genoa was defeated even five times in a row by its city rival when hosted their match. Right because of that we are quite certain that Genoa fans would be pleased with a draw, especially as their team doesn’t play as good as it played at the beginning of season when Genoa even occupied placed that lead to Europe.
Then came six-game winless streak of four defeats and two draws, which pulled down Genoa to just four places above the drop zone, although it has even five points more than 18th-placed Empoli. Change of manager didn’t do much good so far. Juric managed to pull off a point from difficult away match with Juventus but he lost in last three rounds to two teams from Milan and Napoli. Let’s add that out of action are only goalkeeper Marchetti and forward Favilli.
Probable lineups Genoa 1893: Radu – Biraschi, Romero, Criscito – Romulo, Hiljemark, Sandro,Bessa, Lazovic – Piatek, Kouame
We need to stress that the city derby comes in a bad moment for Samdoria too given that it lost three previous league matches. True, their schedule was very difficult as they faced Milan and Roma away and the only real mishap was home match with Torino which they lost by even 4-1.
Still, thanks to good results made at the very start of new season Sampdoria currently occupies place positioned right in the middle of table, or more precisely the 12th place, where it has even six points more than teams in the drop zone. Sampdoria has very nice experience with Genoa lately and its fans believe that their team can at least win one point on Sunday evening. Regarding problems with absences, out of action from before are injured stopper Regini and midfielder Barreto, while midfielder Linetty is suspended.
Probable lineups Sampdoria: Audero – Bereszynski, Andersen, Tonelli, Murru – Praet, Ekdal, Jankto– Saponara – Quagliarella, Defrel
Genoa 1893 vs Sampdoria PICK
We have said in our analysis that both teams lost three previous league matches ahead of Genoa derby, and on Sunday evening their main objective will be to finally put an end to the negative series.
Pick: under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.90 at 888sport (down to 1.82 can be played)
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