16:00 Annan – Peterhead ah2 /-0.5/ (2.00) Asian Handicap/LOST
It is a game from Scotland League Two. Annan is ranking on 4th, made a serious damage to Edinburgh City last week. They have beaten 2-1 on road and Peterhead finally took first position. There are only 2 team between them but 16 points behind Peterhead.
Peterhead is more careful after their rival lost to Annan. Big factor, they will be motivated and feel tasty to hold leadership in league. They won 15/20 league games so far, also won 6 of last 8. Peterhead won first 2 meetings this season 1-3 on road and 2-1 at home.
18:00 Sampdoria – Udinese Calcio 1(1.91)/WIN
Sampdoria comes from a spectacular 3-3 draw against Fiorentina, but it remains a bitter taste because it was not possible to win when the viola was in 10 men.
Now for Sampdoria it is already time to shift the focus on the next race that awaits her in the league.
Saturday afternoon, at 6 pm, at the “Ferraris” will arrive Udinese of former blucerchiati Stefano Okaka and for this Marco Giampaolo wanted to resume as soon as possible the preparation, already meeting this morning the team at Bogliasco.
Fortunately the blucerchiati have not reported injuries from the race of Franchi they will have to do without only the suspended Ramirez (Foward).
Recall that Sampdoria is going through a wonderful moment of form.
They occupy the eighth position with 30 points just two points from Lazio who are fighting for the Europa League.
In the last five games Doria has collected three consecutive victories, a draw and a defeat.
Blucerchiati are led by his best man Fabio Quagliarella who is living his second youth, best scorer of the Serie A, along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Zapata.
There are some players who are fully recovering from their respective injuries such as Karol Linetty (Midfielder 17/1), and Edgar Barreto (Midfield 10/0) continue with their respective recovery programs.
On the other side we find the Udinese, they have a very different goal from the blucerchiati, they have to keep the category.
Udinese occupies the fifteenth position with 18 points, they are only four points ahead of Bologna which occupies the third place in the standings, his opponents are certainly not looking, since bianconeri have the same points of the Spal and one more Empoli.
Udinese has problems finding the way to the goal, they scored only 17 goals in 20 matches played, not even the defense behaves well, since they have suffered 25 goals.
Like any team that must be saved, collect a few points away, winning only one game, four draws and four losses.
The best scorer of Udinese is De Paul (Attacker), with 6 goals scored.
The home win against Cagliari for 2-0, interrupted a fast of five games without a win in the league, thanks to three draws and two consecutive defeats against Inter and Atalanta.
Udinese unlike Sampdoria will not have a full staff, for this meeting is still in full emergency injuries,
Davide Nicola will arrive in Genoa with heavy absences that have lasted for several weeks: Lukasz Teodorczyk (Attacker 8/0), pauses to come back to the table, there will not even be Emmanuel Badu (Midfielder 0/0), Samir (Defender 13/1), Wagué (Defender 2/0) and Barak (Midfielder 8/0), are all injured.
Udinese does not arrive at the Marassi in the best way, will be penalized by heavy absentees, unlike the Doria that can count on his best men, he is enjoying the wonderful moment of form of Fabio Quagliarella.
In these conditions I do not see many possibilities to get a good result here.
Let’s go with the victory of the blucerchiati, three precious points for the Europa League, I’m sure that Samp will win, the place now to take it to a great share.