Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Fiorentina have been suffering from a serious dip in form of late, failing to win any of their last five fixtures in all competitions. Palo Sousa’s charges need to arrest the negative trend in the clash against Sampdoria if they plan to keep their Champions League dream alive, since they now trail five points behind Roma. Even though they will be without one of their top goals scorers this term, Nikola Kalinic, Viola will count on Josip Ilicic and Mauro Zarate to bounce their team back to winning ways. Stadio Artemio Franchi outfit boast a 6-3-1 record on home turf against la Samp in this century and will rely on tradition in the forthcoming clash. After a poor run of results on their travels, Vincenzo Montella’s side managed to stay undefeated in their last two away games, but we do not believe it would be the case when they visit Florence this Sunday. A close win is predicted for Fiorentina, and we do not believe we will witness a lot of fireworks this time out.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accomodate 47282 suppoters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in clubchistory. One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the Euopean Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice. Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.