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  • May 22, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: L. Banti
  • • Attendance: 33000
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Serie A Preview: Roma - Sampdoria

Serie A Preview: Roma - Sampdoria

The capital club will host Samp in the last game of a disappointing season for both teams


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma (4-3-2-1)

Lobont; Rosi, Burdisso, Loria, Riise; Taddei, Pizarro, Menez; Totti, Vucinic; Borriello

Roma


Roma coach Vincenzo Montella will be without the services of Daniele De Rossi who is suspended. Bogdan Lobont will likely start in place of Doni between the sticks while Aleandro Rosi and Simone Loria will replace the injured Juan and Marco Cassetti.

Sampdoria (4-4-2)

Da Costa; Zauri, Volta, Lucchini, Ziegler; Mannini, Tissone, Palombo, Guberti; Pozzi, Maccarone

Sampdoria


Sampdoria will play in Serie B next season after falling 2-1 to Palermo last weekend. Alberto Cavasin has no suspensions to worry about but Federico Macheda is injured and will miss Sunday's clash.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Roma have conceded seven goals in their last five Serie A encounters.
  • The Giallorossi have just two wins in their past five matches at the Stadio Olimpico.
  • Francesco Totti leads the team in scoring with 14 goals in the league.
  • Roma have scored 28 goals at home.
  • Sampdoria are winless in their last three matches.
  • The Blucerchiati have conceded 10 goals in their last five games.
  • Samp have just one win on the road since January.
  • Alberto Cavasin's men have only scored 11 goals away from home this season.

Players to watch

F. Totti

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The veteran forward did everything in his power to lead a late charge for the last Champions League spot but it just wasn't to be. The club legend has been sensational down the stretch and will look to pour more misery on Samp at the Olimpico.

A. Palombo

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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The 29-year-old was despondent after the final whistle in last weekend's loss to Palermo, which condemned Samp to Serie B. He will now have to decide whether to stick with the club in the second tier or leave the Blucerchiati in the summer.

Editor's Prediction

Roma can still qualify for the Europa League and will get the job done against struggling Samp on Sunday.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Roma

Sampdoria

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

AS Roma ROM
AS Roma Roma
Draw
UC Sampdoria SAM
UC Sampdoria Sampdoria
82%

Top 3 Predictions

AS Roma ROM
2 - 0
UC Sampdoria SAM
AS Roma ROM
3 - 0
UC Sampdoria SAM
AS Roma ROM
3 - 1
UC Sampdoria SAM

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