Sampdoria vs Inter Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 3, 2013; Time: 4:30 PM UTC;
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris — Genova.
Nerazzurri will try to rehabilitate from loss to Juventus in rearranged game. Struggling Inter can rise to 5th place in case of win, while mid-table Sampdoria could move into the top 10 with three points at home ground.
Sampdoria takes on Inter in a game where both teams are in need of points. This match was delayed due to bad weather.
Sampdoria stands 12th in the league table with 36 points from 29 games, having 10 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses so far this season. Three points would take them into the top half of the table. Their present form has seen 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in their last five games. Last five home games Sampdoria have finished with 1 draw and 4 straight wins.
Inter goes 6th in the league table with 47 points from 29 matches, winning 14, drawing 5 and losing 10 so far this season. A win would take them back to 5th place and allow them to get into European zone. Also, they are presently 10 points behind a Champions League places. Their current form has seen 2 wins and 3 defeats from last five games. Last five away from home games Nerazzurri have finished with the same stats. Also, Inter have won just 1 of their last 5 Serie A games.
Sampdoria forward Eder will miss out this game due to suspension. He could be replaced by Gianluca Sansone. Head coach Dellio Rossi will have to play without duo of full-backs Simon Poulsen and Andrea Costa due to muscle problems.
Inter could still remember the effects of Saturday’s Derby d’Italia defeat to Juventus. Juan Jesus is back from suspension, while Esteban Cambiasso is banned after being sent-off for a cruel challenge on Sebastian Giovinco. Forward Diego Milito is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Mmidfielder Joel Obi is sidelined since February, but he is close to his return.
Sampdoria line-up: Romero, Mustafi, Palombo, Gastaldello, Silvestri, Polli, Krsticic, Obiang, Estigarribia, Icardi, Sansone.
Last three matches:
Atalanta 0 – Sampdoria 0;
Cagliari 3 – Sampdoria 1;
Sampdoria 1 – Parma 0.
Inter line-up: Handanovic, Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan Jesus, Zanetti, Gargano, Kovacic, Pereira, Guarin, Palacio, Cassano.
Last three matches:
FC Internazionale 1 – Juventus 2;
FC Internazionale 4 – Tottenham 1;
FC Internazionale 0 – Bologna 1.