Postponed from the third round due to bad weather, the Sampdoria and Roma clash will be played this Wednesday, January 24, at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Janov, starting at 17:45 (GMT), leaving all teams from the 2017 season / 2018 Italian Championship with the same number of matches. It will be the first of two consecutive clashes between the teams since the return game in Rome is scheduled for next Sunday, January 28.
Sampdoria’s recent performance
After suffering four defeats in the five previous games, which included the elimination of the Italian Cup against Fiorentina, Samp was able to give the change in the team of Florence on Sunday, January 21. For the Italian Championship, this time at home, won by 3 to 1.
This made the team manage to maintain their sixth position in the Italian Championship. With 33 points (ten wins, three draws and seven losses), he closes the classification zone for European tournaments next season.
But when he plays in his dominions, Sampdoria shows a lot more power. He is the second best runner-up in Serie A. He has accumulated 24 (eight wins and two losses) of the 30 points played in this situation. Only Juventus, with one more point, surpasses it.
To try to maintain this excellent performance, coach Marco Giampalolo has all his squad available for Wednesday’s meeting.
The current form of Rome
Roma even emerged ahead of Sunday’s win against Internazionale in Milan. They were unable to hold on to the result and ended up conceding a 1-1 draw. With that, they increased to five (two draws and three losses) their series without wins, which started with the elimination in the Italian Cup (took 2 to 1 of Torino).
The bad campaign had its consequences also in the Italian Championship. The team fell to fifth place getting out of the block that would have right to play the next season the European Champions League. Has 40 points (12 wins, four draws and four losses). The game delayed from the third round presents to the Romans the possibility of equaling the score of Internazionale, placed fourth.
For this, the coach Eusebio de Francesco will have to driblar three medical problems in the time of climbing the team. They are undergoing injury treatment and are relying on further tests to determine whether defender Rick Karsdorp (a game in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship, no goal) could be used; and socks Maxime Gonalons (eight games, no goal) and Diego Perotti (16 games, three goals).
Of this group, the most important is the Argentine Perotti, who suffered a thigh injury in the home defeat for Atalanta by 2 to 1, and was out of the classic in Milan. There is officially an established date for his return .
Who should return to act is veteran midfielder Danielle de Rossi (13 games, no goal). Still recovering from muscle damage, he watched the match in Milan from the stands. He has been released by the medical department and will most likely be listed among the holders on Wednesday.
History of the bouts between Sampdoria and Roma
Three wins for each side. This is the recent retrospect in the encounters between the teams.
The two teams are showing their ups and downs throughout the Italian Championship. They have the ability to perform great performances, but have not yet been able to maintain the standard in a game sequence. That makes the tie a good choice for a guess this Wednesday. The equity quote is 3.75 for each real invested in the bet365 betting platform. Vitória da Samp earns 4.00 and visitors pay 1.85. Prices in effect at 16:50 on 22/1/2018