After a disappointing evening in Milan in the Coppa Italia, Napoli will be looking to lick their wounds when Sampdoria travel to the
How to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 2 February|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||17:00 (GMT)|
|Where Is It Being Played?||Stadio San Paolo|
|TV Channel/Livestream?||Eleven Sports UK|
Napoli will be at almost full strength for Sampdoria's visit, although they will be missing
|Napoli||Meret; Hysaj, Koulibaly, Maksimovic, Ghoulam; Callejón, Hamsik, Allan, Zielinski; Mertens,Insigne|
|Sampdoria||Audero; Sala, Andersen, Tonelli, Murru; Praet, Ekdal, Linetty; Ramírez; Gabbiadini, Quagliarella|
Head to Head Record
Out of the 21 times these two teams have met, Napoli have taken the victory an impressive 14 times, with four draws and three losses. Looking at the lineups on paper, it seems like Napoli should be adding a fifteenth win in this clash.
However, when these two teams met back in September this season, Sampdoria incredibly won 3-0, with former Napoli star Fabio Quagliarella scoring a sublime back-heel volley.
Napoli haven't been their usual dominant selves as of late, with a loss to Milan in the Coppa Italia and dropping points against the same Milan before that. However, their two midfield stars Allan and Hamsik are expected to return this game, meaning their results could start to improve.
Fabio Quagliarella has scored in 11 straight appearances, equalling the Serie A record pic.twitter.com/JIGCAeso4p— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 26, 2019
Sampdoria are currently in strong form, and surely this is thanks to fan favourite Fabio Quagliarella, who is having a stunning season; He has scored 16 and assisted 6, making him the current leader in the race for the Capocannoniere (Serie A top scorer). Furthermore, he has scored in 11 games in a row, matching the record set by Gabriel Batistuta in the 1994/95 season.
Here's how each sides has fared in their last five fixtures.
|Milan 2-0 Napoli (29/1)||Sampdoria 4-0 Udinese (26/1)|
|Milan 0-0 Napoli (26/1)||Fiorentina 3-3 Sampdoria (20/1)|
|Napoli 2-1 Lazio (20/1)||Sampdoria 0-2 Milan (12/1)|
|Napoli 2-0 Sassuolo (13/1)||Juventus 1-2 Sampdoria (29/12)|
|Napoli 3-2 Bologna (29/12)||Sampdoria 2-0 Chievo (26/12)|