Fiorentina vs. Sampdoria 10/2/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fiorentina 1-0-1, Sampdoria 0-0-2
10/2/20 2:45 pm
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Fiorentina is hosting Sampdoria at Stadio Artemio Franchi in round 3 in the Italian Serie A.
Fiorentina has been solid so far this season, and they have lost only 1 of their last 6 games. Fiorentina has started Serie A with a win at home, but last week, Fiorentina has lost to Inter on the road. Fiorentina has had only 34% of ball possession in that game, 4 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 4 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. Fiorentina was leading twice in this game, 0-1 and 2-3, but they conceded two goals in two minutes at the end of the match, and Fiorentina ended up losing this game 4-3. Castrovilli has scored 2 goals for Fiorentina so far this season, while Kouame and Chiesa added 1 goal each. Ribery added 2 assists, while Chiesa and Bonaventura added 1 assist each. Pulgar is the only injured player for Fiorentina as of right now. I like the progress Fiorentina has made, and they are playing good soccer, especially in the attacking end, but there have been rumors over the last few days that Chiesa will leave the club, and that would shock Fiorentina to their core. If Fiorentina will be able to keep Chiesa, I see them in the run for the Europa League, and if they can’t keep him, Fiorentina will need to find a decent replacement.
Sampdoria was solid in the preseason, but they have lost both of their Serie A games so far this season. During this stretch, Sampdoria has conceded 6 goals while scoring only 2 goals. Colley and Quagliarella have each scored 1 goal so far this season. Candreva and Bonazzoli have each added 1 assist. Felice D’Amico is the only injured player for Sampdoria as of right now. In their latest match against Benevento at home, Sampdoria has had only 40% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 70% of the correct passes. Sampdoria was leading 2-0 in the 18th minute, but their defense got shut down since that moment, and Sampdoria has conceded 3 goals, and in the end, Sampdoria has lost this match 2-3. After successfully escaping the relegation zone last season, Sampdoria hasn’t started well this new season, but they are a good team, and there is plenty of time for Sampdoria to turn the things around. The first step towards that is to improve their defense because it’s leaking all over the place, and once that is fixed, the offense will have more freedom to try and scored goals.
When playing at home, Fiorentina has not lost to Sampdoria in their last 3 games. Fiorentina is in far better form, and they have win 5 home games in a row. When these two teams meet, we usually see a lot of goals, and since Fiorentina is scoring a lot of goals, and Sampdoria’s defense is shaky at best, there is no reason to expect anything different here.