The fun end of the table meets the lower end of the Serie A when Fiorentina faces off against Sampdoria. It is a match that offers both sides the opportunity to either consolidate or improve on their position in Serie A.
Following 14 matches, Fiorentina rank 6th in Serie A with 21 points. That leaves a gap of 6 points to Sampdoria, who sits 15th after collecting 15 points.
Fiorentina goes into their next Serie A match, averaging a humble 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 14 goals, while also conceding 13 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.3 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times.
Sampdoria travels to their next Serie A match, averaging a lowly 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 15 goals, while also conceding 23 goals. That amounts to an average of 2.3 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 1 time.
Stats and facts for Fiorentina and Sampdoria.
- Fiorentina has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Fiorentina conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Fiorentina's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Fiorentina's last 6 at home matches in the row.
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Sampdoria's last 11 of 13 matches;
- Sampdoria scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Sampdoria conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Both teams scored in Sampdoria's last 7 of 9 matches.
Current form — Fiorentina v. Sampdoria
Fiorentina hoping to bounce back
It is difficult to point a finger on recent results for Fiorentina, as they have performed according to their level. Fiorentina are a bit back and forth currently and sadly, they are more back than forth. Against Juventus, they were beaten by a 1-0 score, before winning 4-3 against AC Milan. They were back on loser street last time out in a 2-1 defeat against Empoli.
Sampdoria hope to boost points tally
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Sampdoria, who have performed more or less according to expectations. Sampdoria look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Bologna, they were left empty-handed in a 1-2 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Salernitana in a 0-2 win. They followed that up with a 3-1 win against Verona in their most recent outing.
Being both the bookmakers favourite at odds 1.61 and with stronger performances lately than Fiorentina has put on show, Sampdoria seems the natural pick. Should you find the price a tad on the low side, perhaps consider adding it to an accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Fiorentina v. Sampdoria — fixture history
In the most previous encounter between Sampdoria and Fiorentina, the former managed to hold on to a tight 2-1 win. Fiorentina enters the match against Sampdoria with a 2-4-4 record in their previous 10 encounters in Serie A. This amounts to a 20% winning ratio for Fiorentina, with Sampdoria victorious in 40% of the last 10 encounters. The last 10 matches between Fiorentina and Sampdoria have been highly entertaining when it comes to goals. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet no less than 8 times. Both teams to score paid out 10 times in those 10 matches.
Current standings in the Serie A
As the current Serie A standings show us, the difference between the two teams is 6 points. Even though Sampdoria cannot overtake Fiorentina in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Fiorentina, who are now number 6 with 21 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Tuesday.
Primary goal getter
It is difficult to look past Antonio Candreva, when searching for a goalscorer. He seems in wonderful shape and hit the target 3 times in recent matches for Sampdoria. His season total reads 6 goals scored in Serie A matches right now.
With 7 goals lately for Fiorentina, Dusan Vlahovic is the player to look out for. He will be gunning for more Serie A goals this coming Tuesday.