Fiorentina vs Sampdoria
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
Fiorentina have a chance to move lock on points with 7th-placed Sampdoria with a victory in their head to head clash on Sunday afternoon at Stadio Artemio Franchi. A win here would return Viola back in the race for the European football next term.
The host will come into the match in high spirits following the Coppa Italia success against Torino. Federico Chiesa notched a super late brace seven days ago to push Stefano Pioli’s men into the cup quarter-final where they will face Roma. Pioli can generally be satisfied with the improvement in his men’s defensive displays. Fiorentina conceded only one goal in past four matches in all competitions. It’s a decent form if we know they played the likes of Milan, Genoa and Torino in the process.
Fiorentina vs Sampdoria: Head-to-head
Neither of sides has advantage when it comes to their head to head recr4od.
Outfits have 11 wins apiece ahead of their 39th encounter.
The draw was the most common of outcomes as it happened on 16 occasions.
It is interesting to mention that both teams were on the scoresheet in all of past seven head to head outings, including the 1-1 draw form this term of Serie A.
Fiorentina vs Sampdoria: Prediction
Sampdoria were also fairly tough to break down in recent matches. They did concede two goals last Saturday against Milan, but both came in the extra-time as the regular period of their Coppa Italia clash ended in a goalless draw.
Anyhow, it was the second consecutive defeat for Le Samp following a 2-1 loss to reigning champions Juventus in the last game of 2018 in Serie A. Sampdoria could face troubles creating up front here knowing that Viola conceded only 8 goals in 9 hoe outings this season.
Under 2.5 goals FT has value at 1.90 in spite of the aforementioned head to head trend, while we will alternatively back the hosts to keep things tight at the back at 2.50.
Fiorentina vs Sampdoria: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Fiorentina to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).