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Serie A preview and odds: Sampdoria vs. Fiorentina


Published on: 07/11/2015

Sampdoria preserved their unbeaten home record with a 1-1 draw against Empoli before travelling to Chievo last week to record the same score-line. Despite their home record, they have only won one of their last six Serie A games, and that came against lowly Hellas Verona. They have drawn two of their last three on home soil and must now face the league leaders from Florence in Genoa.

A win would put them back in touch with the European Qualification places while a defeat could see them slip into the bottom half of the table. As the leagues fourth top scorers, they certainly do not have any problem creating chances but they remain a little vulnerable at the back having shipped 15 goals already this season.

Viola back on top

Fiorentina regained their place at the top of the league thanks to a 4-1 home win against struggling Frosinone last time out. With Roma losing, the Viola were able to climb back to the top where they remain level on points with Inter but with a vastly superior goal record.

The victory came courtesy of first-half goals from Ante Rebić, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Khouma Babacar and Mario Suárez in what was a comfortable run-out for the home side. It was their second win on the spin after disappointing defeats to Napoli and Roma. If Paolo Sousa’s men are to make it three wins in a row, they will need to snap La Samp’s unbeaten home streak.

Team news

The home side will be without Andrea Coda, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos and Nenad Krsticic who are all injured.

Meanwhile, the visitors will be able to field a strong line-up with Marcos Alonso available again following a spell out injured.

Recent form (League)

Sampdoria: DDWLD

Fiorentina: WWLLW

Betting odds and tips

With just one win in their last six games, a growing injury list and the league leaders in town - Walter Zenga’s men could finally lose their first home game of the campaign this weekend. Fiorentina can be backed to win a best price of Evens with PaddyPower.

Khouma Babacar is one of Italian football hottest prospect and has already bagged four goals from four starts this term. The 22-year-old is likely to start on Sunday and can be backed at 15/8 to score anytime with Bet365.

Eder has already bagged nine goals this season for Sampdoria and can be backed to score anytime for the home team at 21/10 with Bet365.

Published on: 07/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (07/11/2015 15:13:09) but are subject to change.