Roma vs Sampdoria preview :
Roma’s this year’s first hurdle is Sampdoria, after facing the challenge of bouncing back from their first loss under Rudi Garcia when Sampdoria visits them in the Coppa Italia on Thursday.
Despite enjoying a 17-match unbeaten run before losing to Juventus, Roma head into the last-16 tie against Sampdoria having won just two of their last eight fixtures. With 3 major players, including two Midfielders Adem Ljajic, Daniele De Rossi and defender Leandro Castan suspended, Roma would no doubt considering competitive start.
Sampdoria, owners of one of the league’s best crests, sit at a healthy enough 14th place on the Seria A table, four points clear of the relegation zone and winners of two of their past four league matches. In terms of the Coppa Italia, however, the Thursday’s trip to the Olimpico will be their third tilt in this year’s tournament.
Despite of not judging Sampdoria, no matter what you do; they’ve taken three of the past six league matchups against Roma, after all. With only Pedro Obiang suspended, Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side is going to take advantage over Roma.