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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Team expectations for next year ! (Sampdoria)

Last year Sampdoria didn't do too bad finishing fourteenth and finishing 10 points ahead of the relegation zone. They will surely boast about being the only team last year to beat Juventus twice. They came into the league after being promoted from Serie B and were seen as one of the favourites to go down but that opinion soon changed once they beat AC Milan on the opening day of the season. They found consistency hard at the beginning as they went 5 games un beaten and then they lost 7 in a row but nevertheless they managed to secure Serie A status rather easily.

They have lost some key players in the Summer through Poli, Estigarribia and none other than their talisman last year Icardi. Icardi will be a real miss for Sampdoria but they haven't sat back and weeped over their loss but instead replaced him with another promising talent in the form of Manolo Gabbiadini. Sampdoria own 50 percent of the player with Juventus but will play with Sampdoria next year and in my opinion he will be able to fill the boots of Icardi. Gabbiadini proved himself in the recent Under 21 euro's. I think that Gabbiadini however will not be the only youngster to make the difference next year and if Sampdoria can keep Pedro Obiang from the leaving to go to a bigger club then I am sure Sampdoria will not face any problem staying in the Serie A next year.

Expected finish = 12th - 15th