Salernitana Sampdoria Serie A

Match Preview: Salernitana vs Sampdoria

Salernitana vs Sampdoria takes place at the Stadio Arechi in Matchday 3 of the 2022-23 Serie A on 28 August 2022. Salernitana and Sampdoria have both won three matches in their previous six Serie A encounters. Following their success (2-1) away from home in April 2022, the Campani could win two games in a row against Sampdoria for the first time in the competition.

Match Insights: Salernitana

Salernitana have won two of their three previous Serie A home matches against Sampdoria, although they lost the most recent one last season (0-2, Di Tacchio’s own goal and Candreva’s goal).

Salernitana have failed to score in their first two seasonal games for the first time in Serie A. However, following the 0-0 against Udinese, the Campani could keep a clean sheet in two matches in a row in the competition for the first time since April-May 1999 (5 in that case).

Salernitana have failed to find the net in their last two Serie A home games, after scoring in seven of their previous eight – prior to that streak, the Campani had failed to score for five consecutive games in the competition.

Match Insights: Sampdoria

Sampdoria have lost the most Serie A games in 2022; on the other hand, no side have drawn more matches than Salernitana in this period (9, level with Empoli).

Sampdoria have failed to score in their first two Serie A seasonal games and could fail to find the net in their first three for the first time in the Italian top-flight.

This will be the first match away from home for Sampdoria in Serie A in 2022/23; the last time the Blucerchiati won their opening game on the road in the competition was in 2017/18, against Fiorentina, under Marco Giampaolo.

Sampdoria vs Salernitana: Players to Watch

Salernitana could become the 37th different side against which Fabio Quagliarella could find the net in Serie A; only Alberto Gilardino (39), Roberto Baggio (38) and Francesco Totti (38) have scored against more sides in the competition.

Antonio Candreva has played 71 games, scoring 12 goals and providing 18 assists, for Sampdoria in Serie A. He provided one assist every four games for the Blucerchiati: his best average among the teams he played with in the Italian top-flight.

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