Sports Mole previews Monday’s Serie A conflict between Sampdoria and Fiorentina, together with predictions, crew information and attainable lineups.
Their hosts are nonetheless not assured of security with two matches left of the Serie A season, whereas the Viola bounced again from 4 straight defeats to beat Roma final day out; preserving their a top-six dream alive.
Finally halting their worrying late-season stoop – together with a Coppa Italia semi-final defeat – Fiorentina continued an outstanding marketing campaign at Stadio Artemio Franchi, as they took an early two-goal lead in opposition to Roma final Monday; holding on for 3 treasured factors in opposition to one in all their closest rivals.
Before Serie A’s penultimate spherical commenced, the Viola had been due to this fact locked collectively on 59 factors with each their capital metropolis counterparts and Atalanta, and stay within the hunt for a return to continental competitors when the motion concludes subsequent weekend.
As they’re set to face previous foes Juventus on the ultimate day, the strain to carry out on Monday is considerably elevated – notably given the discrepancy between Fiorentina’s kind when away and at dwelling.
Vincenzo Italiano‘s males have conceded at the very least as soon as in every of their final 14 Serie A away matches – solely as soon as have Fiorentina endured an extended run within the final 70 years – and regardless of their standing as European contenders, they’ve gained only a third of their fixtures exterior of Florence this time period, whereas dropping half.
Nonetheless, earlier than they meet struggling Sampdoria, the Tuscan membership have gained seven of their final 9 league conferences with sides within the backside six of the standings – even when they did lose their final such encounter to resurgent Salernitana.
The Viola have additionally taken most factors from three of their final 5 encounters with Samp, together with a 3-1 win on the Franchi in November’s reverse fixture.
Stumbling in the direction of the top of a testing marketing campaign, Sampdoria have gone winless in 5 fixtures both aspect of victory over Genoa within the Derby della Lanterna, and have crushed solely Serie A’s backside two because the center of February.
Still inside vary of the underside three – they began the weekend simply 4 factors away from the drop zone – the ending line is at the very least in sight for Marco Giampaolo‘s dispirited outfit, nevertheless it has been an abject marketing campaign at Marassi.
The Blucerchiati’s twenty first lack of the league season got here by the hands of Lazio final weekend, as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at Stadio Olimpico; managing solely two pictures on course.
As evidenced by their lack of punch within the capital, Samp’s file of simply three objectives from their final six league matches means that Fiorentina’s again 4 is not going to endure sleepless nights earlier than heading to Liguria.
Giampaolo has definitely struggled to show issues round since returning in January, and with Fiorentina and Scudetto hopefuls Inter nonetheless to play, a profitable finish to the time period is maybe unlikely.
Sampdoria Serie A kind:
Fiorentina Serie A kind:
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For Sampdoria’s remaining dwelling match of the season, coach Marco Giampaolo hopes to have on-loan midfielder Stefano Sensi out there to characteristic, after the Italy worldwide missed out final weekend with a muscular downside.
While Manolo Gabbiadini and Sebastian Giovinco are each nonetheless sidelined, the hosts have an in any other case absolutely match squad to select from and will stay unchanged, although there’s a shut contest for the left-back spot between Tommaso Augello and Nicola Murru.
Francesco Caputo ought to begin because the lone striker, and veteran ahead Fabio Quagliarella is prone to characteristic from the bench, having scored extra Serie A objectives in opposition to Fiorentina (13) than another aspect; 9 of that tally coming within the colors of Samp.
The guests, in the meantime, have long-term absentee Gaetano Castrovilli and full-back Alvaro Odriozola out of motion due to damage, with Sofyan Amrabat additionally unavailable because of suspension.
Winger Riccardo Sottil has returned to coaching and hopes to be concerned, however Nicolas Gonzalez is favorite to start out on Fiorentina’s proper flank. In addition to changing a controversial penalty in opposition to Roma final week, the latter has had a hand in three of his aspect’s final 5 away objectives – one in all his personal and two assists.
Sampdoria attainable beginning lineup:
Audero; Bereszynski, Ferrari, Colley, Augello; Vieira; Candreva, Rincon, Thorsby, Sabiri; Caputo
Fiorentina attainable beginning lineup:
Terracciano; Venuti, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Torreira, Duncan; Gonzalez, Cabral, Saponara
We say: Sampdoria 1-2 Fiorentina
Yet to attract a league recreation at dwelling in 2022, Sampdoria would most likely take a degree if supplied, given the standard of Monday’s opposition.
However, their relative lack of firepower might price them, and Fiorentina are set for a uncommon away win – preserving them within the top-six combine for the ultimate weekend.
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