Sampdoria – Fiorentina

Sampdoria hosts Fiorentina in a match from the 21th round of the Italian Serie A.

Both teams are very close to each other in the Serie A standings – it’s just two points that separate them. Sampdoria are currently 6th in the standings with 30 points, while Fiorentina are 9th with 28. Both teams are fighting for a place in the Top 6 and a qualification for Europa League.

Sampdoria are not in their best form at the moment. They suffered three defeats in their last five matches and won just once – against SPAL at home. Clearly they are not in their best shape at the moment and most surely they will try to change this against Fiorentina.

Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last five games, but in same time they have won just once – against Cagliari away from home. It’s good for them that they have not lost for a while, but in same time they are not winning often enough.

In their last game Fiorentina made a 1-1 home draw against Inter. Surely they are a team which is hard to beat, but in same time a team which have some difficulties to win.

Let’s have a look at team news before the match.

Sampdoria can’t use the suspended Jacopo Sala, while Filip Djuricic, Leonardo Capezzi, Ricardo Alvarez and Ivan Strinic are all doubtful.

Fiorentina will be without the suspended Jordan Veretout and Davide Astori, while Bruno Gaspar and Petko Hristov are doubtful for the game.

This is going to be a match between two teams who look equal in terms of quality. They are close to each in the standings and they have similar goals until the end of the season. We shall see a competitive game and it’s difficult to say who is going to win.