Both Torino and Sampdoria are doing great this season. Sampdoria were predicting football year in the bottom half while Torino basically again had to pick a spot in the middle. So far both teams doing that matter beyond expectations. Which team can continue good form Sunday?
Sampdoria: Team gets in shape
After the season was still an excellent start with two wins in a row, then came in the draft. There were fears for another season with relegation soccer but coach Marco Giampaolo and his team have the business now back well on the ride. Of the last eight league games was only one lost. The draws against Palermo and Pescara were seen as disappointing results, but a lot has changed after winning at Genoa. The loss against Juventus was calculated and then there was a visit to Fiorentina played pretty equal. Profits at home against Sassuolo (3-2) went off the side to the middle. A win last week against Crotone was quite good.
That was disappointing. Both teams continued stabbing at 1-1, but the fact is that Sampdoria just nicely on the eleventh state with nineteen points. Four games unbeaten in a row is a luxury that was long ago. Then there was the Coppa Italia also another 3-0 beating Cagliari and it is certainly cause for a small celebration. Giampaolo has made things so good for each other, but then comes the tricky game against Torino. The selection is, in any case, as well as fit. Only Jacopo Sala and Ante Budimir are doubtful. In addition, first goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano still injured. A draw Sunday would be another great result for Sampdoria.
Probable lineup Sampdoria
Puggioni, Pereira, Silvestre, Skriniar, Regini, Barreto, Torreira, Linetty Alvarez, Quagliarella, Muriel
Torino: In fine form
As Sampdoria Torino is also the last four games unbeaten. The last time was lost was visiting Internazionale 2-1. Then there is again a draw and three wins in a row. Similarly last week when it struck the tricky Chievo Verona at home. Iago Falque was celebrated man with two goals which Torino won 2-1. He is one of the trendsetters of the team, but if there are to mention a few names. The whole vanguard of Torino works well with Andrea Belotti as top scorer. Not for nothing is the squad after AS Roma the most effective of the Serie A. An attack to feast so and then enjoy it for coach Sinisa Mihaljovic and the fans every week.
That Sunday vanguard must make a difference visiting Sampdoria. Although the defense also looks fine, here lies the weakness. Joe Hart in goal has a great goalkeeper, but the rest of the defense is mediocre level. Yet this should not be a point of worry. As long as the attack can be brought into play, Torino can make any team difficult. The selection is almost complete, without significant absentees. All resources are thus home to post the third away win of the season.
Probable lineup Torino
Heart, Zappacosta, Rossettini, Castan, Barreca, Benassi, Valdifori, Baselli, Falque, Belotti, Ljajic