Match Preview: Fiorentina 1-2 Sampdoria and Betting Tips 02.10.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, October 2, 2020.

League: ITALY: Serie A – Round 3
Match: 19:45 Fiorentina – Sampdoria
Tip: 1 Half Over 0.5 Goals
Odd: 1.38
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:2(0:1) WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Fiorentina have scored the opener in both Serie A (SA) matches this season, but won just once (W1, L1). That 1-0 home win against Torino in their season opener did see a low-scoring trend from last season continue though. Only 21.05% of their SA home matches that term witnessed ‘La Viola’ score over 1.5 team goals (W3, L1), albeit one was a 2-1 victory in the last H2H held here.
  • Four of Fiorentina’s last five SA fixtures have now featured over 2.5 goals (three over 3.5). Notably, 14 of the 19 match goals across those outings arrived after HT, with Fiorentina netting ten of those 14 themselves. Furthermore, their last match at Inter was Fiorentina’s first in seven to see them lose the second half (SH: W4, D2).
  • Sampdoria have lost both opening SA matches, conceding three goals each time. The ‘Blucerchiati’ conceded two unanswered goals after the 70th minute on both occasions, with the final match goal arriving in exactly the 88th minute each time. Subsequently, Sampdoria have now lost the second half in six straight SA matches (D1, L5).
  • The visitors won six SA away games last season (W6, D2, L11), with five of those victories witnessing them win the second half (four times ‘to nil’). Considering both teams have scored before HT in only one of Sampdoria’s previous 21 league trips, another important second half could be on the horizon here.
  • Players to watch: Gaetano Castrovilli has scored during the second half in both SA matches this season. His five career SA goals for Fiorentina have all arrived after HT.
  • Fabio Quagliarella (SAM) netted the opener last time out. The last 13 competitive matches he’s scored in all featured both teams hit the net and over 2.5 goals.
  • Hot stat: Eight of the last nine competitive H2Hs held here featured both teams scoring, and six witnessed over 2.5 goals.
Head-to-head matches: FIORENTINA – SAMPDORIA
16.02.20 SA Sampdoria Fiorentina 1 : 5
25.09.19 SA Fiorentina Sampdoria 2 : 1
20.01.19 SA Fiorentina Sampdoria 3 : 3
19.09.18 SA Sampdoria Fiorentina 1 : 1
21.01.18 SA Sampdoria Fiorentina 3 : 1