Sampdoria vs Siena by DamirJ

Coming of a great win over Milan, Sampdoria must be flying high at the moment and surely looking to start the season with two wins in a row, establishing themselves at the very top of the table.

They left the ball possession to Milan, but when talking about creativity and good chances in front of the opponents goal, they weren't less attractive opponent. They showed that they can be very dangerous from counters and that they don't lack creativity at all, even with less ball possession than usual. Their defense looked good all the time and it's obvious that Sampdoria will not be just another team who promoted the season before and who will fight not to relegate this year. With little luck, they surely can be placed above the middle of the table. Striker Juan Antonio is a long term injured player for hosts.

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Siena, on the other hand, hold Torino to a goalless draw in their season opener at home. Having in mind that Torino is also a newly promoted team, this surely isn't a result Siena fans were hoping for.

More worrying than a result is their performance in that game as Torino had the upper hand in that game, completely controlled the situation at the field having much more of a ball possession and were a bit more creative side, but overall, both teams looked clueless when final touch is about and goalkeepers hardly have job during the game. This is surely not a way Siena fans expected their players to present themselves in a season opener and it's something to worry their coach. Guests are without midfielder Francesco Bolzoni.

Sampdoria also had some very interesting scores in pre-season matches as they managed to hold Schalke to 1:1 at home, but also to win against Barcelona (mixed squad, but still a success) 1:0 away from home. It looks like they are fired up to make second victory in a row, this time against less quality opponent and in front of the fully packed stadium they should have too much problems overcoming Siena which looked clueless in attack in previous game and hardly can improve something that quickly.

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