FIORENTINA V SAMPDORIA
Fiorentina will be hoping for a better result after the 2-1 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Empoli.
In that match, Fiorentina managed 49% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The only player to score for Fiorentina was Dušan Vlahović (57'). On the other side, Empoli got 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Filippo Bandinelli (87') and Andrea Pinamonti (89') scored for Empoli.
In their last six fixtures, Vincenzo Italiano's Fiorentina have hit the back of the net 11 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match of 1.83.
Sampdoria go into this encounter following a 3-1 Serie A win with the defeat of Hellas Verona in their last outing.
In that game, Sampdoria had 41% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Sampdoria, the goals were scored by Antonio Candreva (51'), Albin Ekdal (77') and Nicola Murru (90'). On the other side, Hellas Verona had 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Adrien Tameze (37') scored for Hellas Verona.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games involving Sampdoria, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The average goals scored per match during that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by Sampdoria equalling 1.5. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
HELLAS VERONA V CAGLIARI
Hellas Verona will be wanting a better result here after the 3-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Sampdoria.
In that game, Hellas Verona managed 59% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hellas Verona was Adrien Tameze (37'). Sampdoria had 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Antonio Candreva (51'), Albin Ekdal (77') and Nicola Murru (90') scored for Sampdoria.
Hellas Verona have not been the best at stopping their opponents lately, although they have also found ways to convert their own chances into goals. Over their last 6 matches, Hellas Verona have been punished defensively in 6 of them as well as scoring in 6 of those games. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
In the game prior to this, Cagliari drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Salernitana.
In that match, Cagliari had 57% possession and 19 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Cagliari was Leonardo Pavoletti (73'). Salernitana had 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. Federico Bonazzoli (90') was the scorer for Salernitana.
Looking at their form, and Cagliari have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 12 goals in total. Defensively, Cagliari have some weaknesses to address.
Prediction: Both teams to score
SALERNITANA V JUVENTUS
Salernitana enter this match after a 1-1 Serie A drawn result vs Cagliari.
In that match, Salernitana had 43% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Salernitana was Federico Bonazzoli (90'). On the other side, Cagliari had 19 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Leonardo Pavoletti (73') was the scorer for Cagliari.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Salernitana have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Salernitana have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 12 goals along the way. We shall soon find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Going into this contest, Salernitana haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
After a losing effort in their last game against Atalanta in Serie A competition, Juventus and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Juventus had 59% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Atalanta got 7 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Duván Zapata (28') was the scorer for Atalanta.
Throughout their six previous matches, Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus have found the back of the net a total of 8 times therefore giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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