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Fiorentina vs Sampdoria Prediction & Betting tips
Five Italian Serie A teams started the season brilliantly with two wins, while an identical number of clubs are still waiting for their first point to be won. One of these five teams without points is Sampdoria, who open the fifth Serie A matchday on Friday evening. In Artemio Franchi there is a duel between Fiorentina and Sampdoria.
The team around ex-Bayern star Franck Ribery has a balanced record with one win and one defeat. Despite the defeat, Fiorentina delivered an extremely strong performance against Inter last weekend, while “La Samp” is still looking for form.
Due to the home advantage and the performances shown so far, the best bookmakers see the home side at a clear advantage on Friday evening between Fiorentina and Sampdoria according to current odds. The game starts at 19:45 p.m.
Despite a strong finish, the Fiorentina only finished tenth in the table last season and finally missed the targeted qualification for the UEFA Europa League quite clearly. Only one defeat in the last nine league games (five wins, three draws) give hope for the still young 2020/21 season.
In the case of the Elf from Tuscany, expectations and reality have diverged widely in recent years. With a mixture of routine (the obligations of Borja Valero, Giacomo Bonaventura or of course Franck Ribery) and young talents (Kouame, Lirola as newcomers or Chiesa), the Iachini-Elf is aiming for a top six place again.
The start succeeded with a home win against the Grenadiers of Turin FC, before there was a 3-4 defeat last weekend despite a strong performance at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. Viola took the lead twice and only had to admit defeat by two late goals.
The home win at the start was by no means to be expected, because last season the Fiorentina was anything but convincing in the home of Artemio Franchi. Only five of the 19 home games ended victorious.
Didn’t meet your own expectations? This also applies to Sampdoria, who only finished in 15th place last season. Ex-Leicester hero Claudio Ranieri has been working in his home country for almost a year now and has a meager average of just 1.09 points per game after 33 competitive games.
Given these numbers, it wouldn’t be surprising if Ranieri had to take his hat off soon. Especially since there is no improvement in sight in the first two games of the season. A loss to Juventus Turin on matchday one was not a particular surprise, but rather the appearance against the witches of Benevento Calcio.
In the first home game of the season, “La Samp” got off to a brilliant start and looked like the sure winner after 18 minutes thanks to a 2-0 lead. But in a further episode, the Sampdoria actually gave the game out of hand and finally had to admit defeat 2: 3. The sober numbers deliver two games, no points and a goal difference of -4. The Ranieri-Elf occupies a relegation place in the current Serie A table.
The first two games of the still young season not only confirmed the poor performance of the Ranieri-Elf, but also that many goals are guaranteed for the blue-whites. Last season, an average of over three goals were scored per away game.
There were also many hits in the first two games and accordingly, on Friday between the Fiorentina and Sampdoria, both the forecast of an over 2.5 and the Both to score will be lucrative.
Fiorentina vs Sampdoria head to head matches
16.02.20 SA Sampdoria Fiorentina 1 : 5
25.09.19 SA Fiorentina Sampdoria 2 : 1
20.01.19 SA Fiorentina Sampdoria 3 : 3
19.09.18 SA Sampdoria Fiorentina 1 : 1
21.01.18 SA Sampdoria Fiorentina 3 : 1