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On January 8, Luigi Ferraris (Genoa) will host the match of the 17th round of the Serie A, in which Sampdoria will compete with Napoli. The battle will start at 18:00 CET.
The club has not “shined” for more than a year – by and large, the last coach, who almost didn’t get the complaints, was the most experienced Ranieri. Giampaolo seemed to be pretty successful not so long ago, he even led “La Samp” to the European competitions. But in the previous season he and his wards, consisted of both old and new players, took only the 15th place. However, one could only dream of those successes in the autumn. The Italian specialist was no longer in the club; he was replaced by Dejan Stankovic, who had returned to Italy as a coach. The first 15 rounds were resulted in 1 win and 6 points. The previous round added, one fell swoop, 50% of this amount: Sassuolo was defeated in an away match with a 2-1 score.
The team is the exact opposite of its next opponent. Being invited in the previous season, Luciano Spalletti justified the trust, finally returning “the Parthenopeans” to the Champions League. Moreover, for a long time the team was on a par with Milan and Inter, but then, step by step, it was “blown away”. The new season was awaited in a lot of anxiety – too many leaders, having these or those reasons, had left San Paolo in the summer. Finally, the team made an incredibly powerful start of the season, and the newcomers, led by Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, showed more than high efficiency. Only Fiorentina and Lecce, back in August, did not give the win to “the Neapolitans”. It goes without saying that the higher mentioned results made the team unconditional leaders in Calcio. Still, there was a match with Inter on the 4th of January, where Dzeko's only goal resulted in a defeat that should bring everyone back to the Earth and demonstrate that a lot must be done to reach the long-awaited title.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
The last time Sampdoria won in the head-to-head match was in 2018. Taking into account 7 matches in a row, only Napoli has got the victories since then.
Bookmakers have no doubt that Spalletti's wards will prove themselves for the fans. We bet that Napoli will be able to win the away match with “a -1.5 goal handicap” (odd: 2.1).
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