Sampdoria - Udinese Prediction and Analysis
Sampdoria host Udinese in this Italian Serie A match.
Samp will try to stop a nightmarish run of 9 home games in a row without a win.
What's more, 7 of those matches were losses, including the most recent 6 of them.
As the Mariners have not scored a single goal on opposing goaltenders in their last 5.
This makes the task of the Serbian team coach Dejan Stankovic very difficult, if not overwhelming.
But on the other hand, today's meeting seems to be a very convenient opportunity for Sampdoria to record their first home win of the campaign.
Because the rival is perfect for this purpose.
Udinese are now winless in 10 consecutive Calcio matches (0-6-4). They last won on October 3rd.
And the new additions to Samp's ranks could also help the success.
Sampdoria - statistics and info
Last season, the Sampdoria team only saved themselves from relegation to Serie A in the last few rounds.
Now they are again seriously involved in this unpleasant situation. I would even say that their situation is even worse than then.
As the Mariners are firmly anchored in the relegation zone with a single-digit point asset of 9 points after the first 18 rounds.
In fact, this negative achievement is happening for the first time in their entire history.
Their margin of safety now stands at 7 points .
Although Salernitana last season managed to catch up to almost the same serious deficit then and saved themselves.
A few new additions in the January transfer window could help the cause.
As loanees Sam Lammers and Alessandro Zanoli have already arrived to provide further options up front and in midfield.
The protective qualities of the latter could also be useful if used correctly.
Especially since Sampdoria have recorded only 2 clean sheets in 18 rounds !
Udinese - statistics and info
The Udinese team starts the week before this round in Serie A nine points behind the Top 6 .
That is, from the places giving the right to Euro-participation next year.
This means that the team from Udine needs a huge change in circumstances.
If he is to re-enter UEFA competition after almost a decade away.
I would say that 2023 has not been a good year for the Friulians so far (1 draw and 2 losses).
Which left them without a win in a total of 10 matches in Calcioto .
In this regard, the team's management made several moves in the transfer market during the winter window.
But so far there is no result of this action of theirs.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Audero; Murillo, Newtink, Amione; Leris, Rincon, Vieira, Augello; Djuricic; Lammers, Gabbiadini
Injured: Quagliarella, Conti, Pousseto
Lineup: Silvestri; Becao, Bijol, Perez; Pereira, Lovrich, Wallace, Arslan, Udogi; Good luck, Beto