AS Roma will travel to Stadio Luigi Ferraris this Monday to face Sassuolo in the tenth round of the 2022/23 Serie A season.
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa)
Sampdoria are winless in the league this season (D3, L6).
They have failed to score in three of their five Serie A game at home this season (D2, L3).
The hosts have scored only five goals in the league this season–the fewest in the league.
AS Roma have won their last two away games.
Each of Roma’s last 11 SA away matches have seen the opener scored no later than the 33rd minute.
Roma’s Andrea Belotti scored nine goals in 15 career matches against Sampdoria, including two braces at this venue.
Head to head
Sampdoria have won just one of the last eight head-to-head meetings with AS Roma (D2, L5).
Latest performances in all competitions
AS Roma: D-W-L-W-L
Sampdoria will play host to AS Roma at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, as they go in search of their first victory of the season.
I Blucerchiati come into this game in 20th position, having failed to win any of their nine games so far this season, with six losses and three draws.
Former Inter Milan midfielder Dejan Stankovic who signed a deal with Sampdoria two weeks ago, after the sacking of Marco Giampaolo following the club’s abysmal run of form, kicked off his managerial stint with a draw against Bologna.
The Serbian manager was effusive about his team’s performance against Thiago Motta’s side last weekend and will be keen to see his side improve on their performance when they take on Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma.
Sampdoria have not enjoyed success in this encounter, with La Samo picking up just one win, one draw and losing three times in their last five encounters with AS Roma. However, a change of leadership may be the spark Sampdoria needed to kick start their season, therefore, I Blucerchiati are expected to give Jose Mourinho’s side a good fight.
Possible Sampdoria starting line-up
Emil Audero; Bartosz Bereszynski, Alex Ferrari, Omar Colley, Tommaso Augello; Ronaldo Vieira, Filip Djuricic, Tomas Rincon, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Manolo Gabbiadini; Francesco Caputo.
Injured: Manuel De Luca, Jeison Murillo
AS Roma, on the other hand, will be in search of their third win in a row in Serie A.
The Giallorossi secured three points by beating Leece last week. Goals from Chris Smalling and a Paulo Dybala penalty took Jose Mourinho’s side closer to the top four.
Roma sit in sixth place, five points below the league leaders Napoli, and one point behind Udinese and AC Milan in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Jose Mourinho will be keen to see his side cut the gap on the leaders to just two points with a win over bottom-placed Sampdoria.
Jose Mourinho’s side however come into this game off the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Real Betis in the Europa League last Thursday, a draw that saw them drop to third in Group C and at serious risk of not making it to the knockout rounds. Albeit, The Giallorossi have enjoyed relative success in this encounter with three wins in their last five encounters and will fancy their chances of picking up their third straight win in the Serie A.
Possible AS Roma starting line-up
Rui Patricio; Gianluca Mancini, Chris Smalling, Roger Ibanez; Nicola Zalewski, Bryan Cristante, Nemanja Matić, Leonardo Spinazzola; Lorenzo Pellegrini, Tammy Abraham; Andrea Belotti.
Injured: Georginio Wijnaldum, Ebrima Darboe, Rick Karsdorp, Zeki Celik, Paulo Dybala
Suspended: Nicolo Zaniolo
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