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Sampdoria vs Spezia live stream & team news: Thiago Motta looking to win first Ligurian Derby as manager

By Ben Green

Sampdoria vs Spezia live stream & team news: Thiago Motta looking to win first Ligurian Derby as a manager

Published: 18:13, 20 October 2021

Thiago Motta travels with his Spezia to face Sampdoria in a Serie A Ligurian Derby on Friday at 7.45pm (UK time).

The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSG midfielder took the reins at Spezia during the summer but his side are currently just a point above the relegation zone. He takes on a Sampdoria team only a place below them in the table, so there is a huge emphasis on getting a result here in this early six-pointer.


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Sampdoria vs Spezia previous line-ups & injury news:

  • Sampdoria (vs Cagliari): Audero; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Colley, Augello; Candreva, Thorsby*, Silva, Askildsen; Gabbiadini, Quagliarella.
  • Spezia (vs Salernitana): Provedel; Ferrer, Hristov, Nikolaou, Gyasi; Kovalenko, Maggiore, Strelec, Salcedo, Antiste; Nzola.

Despite being just eight games into the new season, Morten Thorsby has already accumulated five yellow cards, and will hence miss this contest for the hosts through suspension. The Norwegian is the first culprit to face a one-match ban in Serie A this term through yellow card accumulation. Mikkel Damsgaard also remains a doubt after he missed the defeat to Cagliari last time out with a thigh issue.

Thiago Motta looking to win first Ligurian Derby as a manager

As a player for Genoa between 2008 and 2009, Thiago Motta faced Sampdoria twice in Serie A, and won both meetings to ensure a 100% record in Ligurian derbies, but as a manager he has been unable to maintain that flawless record, losing 1-0 in December 2019 as coach of Il Grifone.

The Brazilian-born former Italy international now occupies the dugout for another Ligurian club in the form of Spezia, beginning his reign in the summer following the departure of Vincenzo Italiano to Fiorentina, but he has made a lukewarm start to his tenure at the Stadio Alberto Picco.

So far Spezia have won just two games from their opening eight, which leaves them only two places and a point above the drop zone, but more concerning is the manner of their defeats, suffering capitulations against Lazio (6-1) and Verona (4-0). Though, it must be said, they have a very inexperienced squad.

In fact, Spezia have utilised the youngest players on average in Serie A this season (24 years, 170 days – subs included), which is diametrically at odds with the squad philosophy of Sampdoria, who have had the second oldest average (28 years, 338 days), only younger than Lazio.

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