Fiorentina to host Sampdoria at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Fiorentina’s home stadium.
Fiorentina should fancy their chances against Claudio Ranieri’s men, despite the late wobble against Inter Milan in their previous game.
The two sides have done battle 133 times, dating back to 1946. Fiorentina have a slight edge over their opponents, picking up wins in 48 of those encounters as opposed to Sampdoria’s 36 victories.
The statistics over the last 10 games between the two sides are a little more skewed towards Giuseppe Iachini’s men. Fiorentina have only lost two of those 10 encounters. They have won three times but the two sides have drawn five times.
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Bartłomiej Drągowski; Martin Caceras, German Pezzella, Nicola Milenkovic; Federico Chiesa, Giacomo Bonaventura, Sofyan Amrabat, Gaetano Castrovilli, Cristiano Biraghi, Franck Ribery, Christian Kouame
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Emil Audero; Bartosz Bereszyński, Lorenzo Tonelli, Omar Colley, Tommaso Augello,Antonio Candreva, Albin Ekdal, Morten Thorsby, Jakub Jantko, Fabio Quagliarella, Federico Bonazzolli