NEWS
Sunday February 24 2013
Line-ups: Sampdoria-Chievo

The lunchtime kick-off is Sampdoria-Chievo and sees Mauro Icardi aim to continue his amazing campaign.

This Serie A Week 26 tie is at 11.30am GMT, click here for a match preview.

Both sides are battling to avoid being sucked back into the relegation mire and Samp have really turned a corner under Delio Rossi, going unbeaten in four rounds.

They have Angelo Palombo back from injury, though Enzo Maresca is sidelined.

Icardi is the one to watch, the 19-year-old striker having caught the eye of both Italy and Argentina managers in his debut Serie A season.

Chievo welcome back Luca Rigoni from suspension, but are without Gennaro Sardo, Adrian Stoian and Lorenzo Squizzi.

They surprisingly pick Mamadou Samassa to start alongside Cyril Thereau, leaving Sergio Pellissier and Alberto Paloschi on the bench.

Sampdoria: Romero; Rossini, Gastaldello, Costa; De Silvestri, Poli, Krsticic, Obiang, Estigarribia; Sansone, Icardi

Chievo: Puggioni; Frey, Andreolli, Dainelli, Acerbi, Jokic; Guana, Rigoni, Cofie; Thereau, Samassa

Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.

FOOTBALL ITALIA RELATED NEWS

TODAY'S FRONT PAGES