Serie A Preview | Roma vs. Sampdoria: Mourinho looking to keep up form

Roma are hoping to keep up their strong form against Sampdoria following their decisive away win over Atalanta on the weekend.

The Giallorossi have won their last two games 4-1 over Atalanta and 2-0 over Spezia and Jose Mourinho’s side are hoping to get involved in the race for a top four finish this campaign, meaning they cannot afford to drop points to Roberto D’Aversa’s squad tomorrow.

Sampdoria have struggled this season, sitting only nine points ahead of the relegation zone, but an upset win away to Roma would allow the team to go into the Christmas break with a smile.

Form Guide: Roma (W W L L W) Sampdoria (D W L L W)

Stat fact: Roma and Sampdoria haven’t drawn in the league at the Stadio Olimpico since September 2012. Since then, the Giallorossi have won six times and the Ligurian side have won twice.

Probable line-ups

Roma (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Ibanez, Smalling, Mancini; Vina, Cristante, Veretout, Karsdorp; Zaniolo, Mkhitaryan; Abraham

Suspended: None

Injured: Spinazzola, Pellegrini

On a yellow card: Ibanez, Cristante

Sampdoria (4-4-2): Falcone; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Colley, Augello; Candreva, Adrien Silva, Ekdal, Thorsby; Gabbiadini, Caputo

Suspended: None

Injured: Damsgaard

On a yellow card: Chabot, Askildsen

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