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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(70) 28 Goals 22 (41)
(54) 32 Assists 13 (29)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
32 Average Age 29.5
180.4 Average Height (cm) 184.1
(1.1) 1 Shots pg 0.7 (0.8)
(49%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 51% (47%)
(1) 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
Michele Camporese Out N/A
Luca Toni Out 6.78
Stevan Jovetic Out 7.54
Adem Ljajic Out 7.3
Alberto Aquilani Out 6.94
Player Reason Status Rating
Nicola Pozzi Out 6.07
Éder Out 6.89
Maxi López Out 6.63
Andrea Costa Out 7.09

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.


  • 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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User Predictions

Comments (2)

  • This should have been a top game

  • Aquilani available according to Gazzetta dello Sport