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  • September 26, 2010
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Serie A Preview: Sampdoria - Udinese

Serie A Preview: Sampdoria - Udinese

Antonio Cassano is back for the hosts, who will look to return to winning ways on Sunday...

Back To Winning Ways

Sampdoria coach Domenico Di Carlo decided to give star player Antonio Cassano a rest in midweek for the trip to Sardinia to take on Cagliari but the move backfired on him. Samp were held to a goallless draw at the Stadio Sant'Elia in what wasn't a very inspiring performance.

The outcome of that match means that the Blucerchiati are currently ninth in the table with five points from four matches. A host of other sides have as many points as Samp do but given the Genoa side's quality of players, they will attempt to move further up the table.

Sampdoria have been rather disappointing at home - they have won once and lost once but more importantly have conceded twice at the Marassi already. Although Udinese themselves are on a torrid run of form, Samp have to make sure that they do not concede early.

No Luck And No Point

Udinese are statistically the worst side in Serie A at the moment as they are yet to get off the mark. The Bianconeri stammered to a 2-1 defeat to fellow relegation candidates Bologna in midweek - their fourth successive in the league.

The 2-1 loss means that Francesco Guidolin's side are at the foot of the table with no point. Moreover, Udinese have shipped in nine goals and have scored just twice - an indication that once again they will have to fight for survival in the Italian top flight.

Nevrtheless, the club have made it clear that they will not sack Guidolin anytime soon and have publicly given their support with director Andrea Carnevale stating, "Guidolin will remain Udinese coach. The rest seems very strange. We were unlucky, but I can exclude that we will sack our coach.

"We have to be patient and strong. It's not easy. We are going through a rough patch. We should have won the game yesterday. However, we have everything to put things right and we will continue with Guidolin."



TEAM NEWS

Sampdoria

Sammarco, Poli and Tissone are out with injuries. Cassano is back in the squad after being rested for midweek's game.

Probable Lineup (4-3-1-2): Curci, Zauri, Gastaldello, Lucchini, Ziegler; Semioli, Palombo, Dessena; Guberti; Pazzini, Cassano

Udinese


Basta, Ferronetti and Denis are out.

Probable Lineup (3-4-1-2): Handanovic, Benatia, Zapata, Angella; Pinzi, Inler, Asamoah, Badu; Abdi; Di Natale, Floro Flores


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Aug 24, 2014Sampdoria 4 - Como 1ITAC
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May 11, 2014Sampdoria 2 - SSC Napoli 5ITA1
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Aug 24, 2014Udinese 5 - Ternana 1ITAC
May 17, 2014Udinese 3 - Sampdoria 3ITA1
May 10, 2014Hellas Verona 2 - Udinese 2ITA1
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Odds
Team News
Available Squads
18Gianluca CurciGoalkeeper
19Fabrizio CacciatoreDefender
28Daniele GastaldelloDefender
-Stefano LucchiniDefender
78Luciano ZauriDefender
-Franco SemioliMidfielder
17Angelo PalomboMidfielder
21Daniele DessenaMidfielder
-Stefano GubertiMidfielder
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
99Antonio CassanoStriker
1Angelo Da CostaGoalkeeper
14Massimo VoltaDefender
-Pietro AccardiDefender
-Daniele ManniniMidfielder
14Pedro ObiangMidfielder
-Guido MarilungoStriker
-Nicola PozziStriker
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
4Mehdi BenatiaDefender
17Cristian ZapataDefender
11Maurizio DomizziDefender
33Mauricio IslaDefender
88Gökhan InlerMidfielder
66Giampiero PinziMidfielder
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
27Pablo ArmeroDefender
10Antonio Di NataleStriker
83Antonio Floro FloresStriker
22Emanuele BelardiGoalkeeper
26Giovanni PasqualeDefender
11Juan CuadradoMidfielder
-Almen AbdiMidfielder
16Andrea CodaDefender
9Alexis SánchezStriker
-Bernardo CorradiStriker
Players to Watch
Antonio Cassano
Antonio Cassano
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 99
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Cassano was rested for midweek's game and Samp failed to get maximum points. The Italy international is back for this weekend's fixture and he will be the one expected to be the main outlet of creativity for the Genoa-based side.
Antonio Di Natale
Antonio Di Natale
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Di Natale scored in midweek and he will be eager to do the same this weekend too. Udinese need him to find the target as he is their most proven goalscorer.

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