Sampdoria vs Cittadella Match Analysis & Prediction
18/09/2023 9:30 pm
Sampdoria will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Cittadella at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris on Monday night for a Serie B match.
The hosts currently find themselves languishing down in 16th place in the Serie B standings on two points from their opening four league matches.
Sampdoria opened their 2023-24 campaign with a Coppa Italia match against second-tier side Sudtirol on August 8, winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
I Blucerchiati earned a point in their last Serie B match, playing out a 1-1 draw against Cremonese at Stadio Giovanni Zini, extending their winless run to three games.
Andrea Pirlo’s side have lost each of their two previous Serie B matches at home this season, losing 2-0 and 2-1 to Pisa and Venezia respectively in August.
Cittadella played out a goalless draw against Venezia at Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato in their last league match.
That result has left Edoardo Gorini’s side extend their winless streak to three games, leaving them sitting in 11th place on five points through four matches.
Citta I Granata have one draw and one loss on the road this season in two league matches, and currently find themselves on a seven-game away winless run, having not won away since February 25 against Ternana.
Cittadela were also in the Coppa Italia action at the beginning of their 2023-24 campaign, beating Serie A side Empoli 2-1 on August 12.
Sampdoria vs. Cittadella Head to head
In the six previous meetings between these two teams, Sampdoria have claimed three victories while they have drawn in three. Cittadella have scored five goals and conceded nine in the process.
Sampdoria Team News
Pirlo is expected to utilise a 4-3-3 formation for this game, which would see the trio of Fabio Borini, Antonino La Gumina and Estanis Pedrola start up front.
The back four of Nicola Murru, Alex Ferrari, Daniele Ghilardi and Petar Stojanovic are expected to shield Filip Stankovic in goal.
Sampdoria's Last 5 Matches
Cittadella Team News
Gorini is expected to deploy a 4-3-1-2 formation, which would see Andrea Tessiore feature behind the front two of Filippo Pittarello and Luca Pandolfi.
Goalkeeper Elhan Kastrati is expected to start behind the back four of Alessandro Salvi, Nicola Pavan, Domenico Frare and Lorenzo Carissoni.
Cittadella's Last 5 Matches
Sampdoria vs. Cittadella: Odds and Predictions
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