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Sampdoria arrive at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Tuesday for the Serie A fixture with home side Fiorentina.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Fiorentina v Sampdoria - plus the latest betting odds.
Fiorentina will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-1 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Empoli.
In that match, Fiorentina had 49% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fiorentina was Dušan Vlahović (57'). At the other end, Empoli had 17 shots on goal with 5 on target. Filippo Bandinelli (87') and Andrea Pinamonti (89') scored for Empoli.
In their last six fixtures, Vincenzo Italiano's Fiorentina have hit the back of the net 11 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match of 1.83.
Their previous form shows that Fiorentina:
- have not emerged victorious against Sampdoria in their last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Sampdoria will go into this encounter following on from a 3-1 Serie A win to beat Hellas Verona in their most recent outing.
In that match, Sampdoria managed 41% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Sampdoria, the scorers were Antonio Candreva (51'), Albin Ekdal (77') and Nicola Murru (90'). On the other side, Hellas Verona got 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Adrien Tameze (37') scored for Hellas Verona.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games involving Sampdoria, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The average goals scored per match during that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by Sampdoria equalling 1.5. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 19/09/2018, neither club has come out on top overall with Fiorentina winning 2 of those games, Sampdoria 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 22 on 14/02/2021 when it ended Sampdoria 2-1 Fiorentina.
That day, Sampdoria had 49% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Keita Baldé (31') and Fabio Quagliarella (71').
At the other end, Fiorentina had 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. Dušan Vlahović (37') was the scorer.
The referee was Fabio Maresca.
Team News: Fiorentina
The Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Italiano will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Sampdoria
With a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Sampdoria manager Roberto D'Aversa doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We believe that Fiorentina are likely to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
Conversely, Sampdoria could well struggle to make a breakthrough - but, we do see them being dangerous for periods.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 3-1 margin for Fiorentina when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi (43,147)
Captain: Cristiano Biraghi
Chairman: Rocco Commisso
Manager: Vincenzo Italiano
Competitions: Serie A position 7, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
🔑 Star Player: Riccardo Saponara
Usually used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Riccardo Saponara was born in Forli, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Empoli in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this Serie A 2021 - 2022 season so far in 11 appearances.