Napoli, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in first place and 10·places above eleventh placed Sampdoria, going into the clash.
Sampdoria’s Serie A season, has so far seen them gain five points, going into this game
Sampdoria will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Empoli 0-3 in their last fixture.
A draw statistic of two in three fixtures is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Roberto D’Aversa’s men wishes for ultimately. With five points, they currently sit eleventh in the League having won one game, drawn two meetings, and lost one game.
When Sampdoria host Napoli, they will do so on the back of one dart on their own ground.
A victory for Sampdoria would put them on 8 points.
A solid defensive team
Sampdoria have conceded three goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. Sampdoria have scored an impressive five goals so far this season, however their performances have at times been average. Their stand out attacking players have been Francesco Caputo (2), Tommaso Augello (1), and Maya Yoshida (1).
Sampdoria’s squad will likely be depleted of one of their key players when they start on Thursday, due to injury or illness.
League leaders Napoli will seek to win every game, this match is no exception
Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Luciano Spalletti will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Udinese 0-4 and Juventus 2-1
They are the current League leaders with 12 points having won four meetings.
Napoli have won two matches of their two League matches on the road this season.
Napoli will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 15 points and keep their momentum going forward.
A solid defensive team
So far, Napoli’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded two goals. Napoli are currently one of the best goal scoring teams in the Serie A, having so far netted 10 (9 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Kalidou Koulibaly (2), Eljif Elmas (1), and Fabian Ruiz (1).
Napoli are likely to be missing two of their key players when they start Thursday’s game, due to injury and illness.
Sampdoria v Napoli – Head-to-Heads.
These two teams have met on 42 occasions, in which Napoli have enjoyed 25 wins and nine draws. Further, Sampdoria remain unbeaten in their last two fixtures with Napoli at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Their most recent encounter in this competition Sampdoria secured a 0-2 away win. As we can see both teams have scored in the last match between these teams and it’s rated at 59.52% that both sides get on the scoresheet once again in Thursday’s match.
The odds look good for Napoli, which currently sit at 55.25 percent in favour.