Probable Lineups

3-5-1-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(69) 28 Goals 22 (41)
(17) 10 Assists 3 (11)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
28.5 Average Age 26.1
180 Average Height (cm) 183.5
(1.1) 1 Shots pg 0.7 (0.8)
(50%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 51% (46%)
(0.9) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.5)
(2) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Alberto Aquilani Out 6.95333333333333
Michele Camporese Out N/A
Luca Toni Out 6.78461538461538
Stevan Jovetic Out 7.51366666666667
Adem Ljajic Out 7.30777777777778
Player Reason Status Rating
Maxi López Out 6.62529411764706
Éder Out 6.885
Nicola Pozzi Out 6.08
Andrea Costa Out 7.04814814814815

Team News

  • Montella has to deal with a lot of absentees in attack: Jovetic, Ljajic and Toni are all out.
  • That leaves the coach with just El Hamdaoui, who will be supported by Mati Fernandez.
  • The Chilean will be the link between midfield and attack in a brand new 3-5-1-1.
  • Ferrara will be without three forwards and be left with only one: Icardi will lead Sampdoria's attack.
  • Bittersweet news involves the striker: he's been called up for the "Sudamericano U-20", a duty which will make him unavailable for the whole of January.
  • Therefore, by then Ferrara will have to recover his forwards or make good use of the transfer window.

Prediction

  • Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last 8 league matches, in which they have only dropped 4 points. This clash will be a further test for their ambitions, since they will have to prove the strength of the group even without Jovetic, Toni and Ljajic.
  • With two consecutive victories to take advantage of the small gap separating the teams, Ferrara managed to escape the dangerous zone of the table and retain his job. Now that some points have been won, he needs to improve the team's playing style and get his side back to the brilliant form they showed at the start of the season.
  • As usual, the hosts will control possession and concede very few chances to Sampdoria, but this time Fiorentina may experience some difficulty in finding the back of the net. But the Viola often scored with midfielders, a trend that may prove helpful in such a game.
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Comments (2)

 
  • This should have been a top game

  • Aquilani available according to Gazzetta dello Sport

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