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Napoli – Sampdoria, the frontrunner expected a strong sixth. After a return to the top of the table last weekend after a small dip, SSC Naples also wants to celebrate Christmas at the top. Sampdoria Genoa of course has something against it and wants to secure at least sixth place, while the Champions League seems hardly achievable due to the great competition.
After 112 duels, the record is easy for Napoli, who lost to Sampdoria 33 times in 40 wins and 39 draws. In Naples, the statistics read with 25 home victories, 22 draws and only nine successes Sampdoria then even more one-sided.
While the Champions League group stage ended with a disappointing third place behind Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk, SSC Napoli are on a strong national footing. On Tuesday, a 1-0 win against Udinese Calcio made it to the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia and Napoli returned to Serie A last weekend with a 3-1 win at Torino. Before that, coach Mauricio Sarri’s side had weakened a bit and scored only one point from their home games against Juventus (1-0) and Fiorentina (0-0). In the first 14 match days, SSC Napoli had only feathered against Inter Milan (0-0) and Chievo Verona (0-0), while the remaining twelve matches were all won.
Apart from the long-term injured Faouzi Ghoulam and Arkadiusz Milik, all men are on board. It is possible that Lorenzo Insigne will return to the starting eleven after a last-injury.
Probable lineup: Reina – Hysaj, Raul Albiol, Koulibaly, Mario Rui – Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik – José Callejon, Mertens, Zielinski
With a 3-0 win at Coppa Italia against Foggia Calcio and eleven points from Serie A’s first five games, Sampdoria Genoa has had a really strong start to the season and has not let off steam from a stinging 0-0 at Udinese Calcio , Instead, Atalanta Bergamo (3: 1) and FC Crotone (5: 0) are back in two wins, and when the second defeat at Inter Milan (2: 3) had to be dealt with, they even had three wins at the end Against Chievo Verona (4: 1), in the derby against CFC Genoa 1893 (2: 0) and even against Juventus (3: 2). Just after this highlight Sampdoria lost but at Bologna 0-3 and it was apart from a 4-1 in the Coppa Italia against Delfino Pescara since no victory succeed. Instead, it put in the Cup at Florence (2: 3) the early end and in the league it was enough against Lazio (1: 2), at Cagliari Calcio (2: 2) and last against Sassuolo Calcio (0: 1) only to one of nine possible points.
Except for Karol Linetty, who is already missing in midfield, all players are expected to be operational. Great changes should not give it despite the bankruptcy against Sassuolo.
Probable lineup: Viviano – Bereszynski, Silvestre, Ferrari, Strinic – Barreto, Torreira, Praet – Ramirez – Quagliarella, Zapata
Napoli vs Sampdoria head to head matches
28.05.17 SA Sampdoria Napoli 2 : 4
07.01.17 SA Napoli Sampdoria 2 : 1
24.01.16 SA Sampdoria Napoli 2 : 4
30.08.15 SA Napoli Sampdoria 2 : 2
26.04.15 SA Napoli Sampdoria 4 : 2