Sampdoria vs Fiorentina Prediction, 2/14/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs Fiorentina
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (+146) Fiorentina (+191)
Fabio Quagliarella and Sampdoria (8-3-10, 10th in Serie A) play Fiorentina (5-7-9, 15th in Serie A) at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina. The moneyline on this contest has Sampdoria priced at +146 and Fiorentina are at +191. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Sampdoria faced off with Benevento in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. In regard to passing, they ended with a 82.3% passes received rate by completing 423 of the 514 pass targets in their last match. Sampdoria tried 16 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 8 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Sampdoria finished the game at a 42.9% clip by landing 6 SoT out of 14 total shots. Sampdoria is averaging 1.48 goals per 90 minutes (31 goals in total) and have accounted for 23 assists in all contests for the season.
Fabio Quagliarella is a player who should impact this matchup for Sampdoria. He has accounted for 50 assists while tallying 47 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Quagliarella has been given a starting assignment in 422 contests in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.44 goals per 90. The forward from Italy has tallied 178 goals scored in 36,581 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Gaston Ramirez, the forward hailing from Uruguay. Ramirez has totaled 15,755 mins during 186 starts and has been handed 54 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times thus far in his career while scoring 42 goals. He currently averages 0.24 G/90 so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Sampdoria is Emil Audero. Audero has defended the goal for a total of 11,610 minutes and is sitting with 387 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.40 (181 goals allowed) and his save % is .708. The keeper born in Indonesia has seen 544 shots sent in his direction in 129 career starts. Audero (49-29-51 record during his soccer career) has recorded 35 clean sheets, which has earned him a 27.1% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Fiorentina walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Inter Milan. Fiorentina finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 5 of the 10 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 427 out of their 500 passes they attempted for a rate of 85.4%. Fiorentina converted 3 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots attempted giving them a 21.4% clip in their last outing. With a total of 20 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Fiorentina averages 0.95 goals and 0.71 assists per 90 min.
Dusan Vlahovic will need to be on top of his game for Fiorentina. He scores 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 32 matches thus far in his career. The forward from Serbia has totaled 3,492 professional minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has accumulated 6 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 1 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Christian Kouame, the forward hailing from Cote d'Ivoire. Kouame has been given 14 yellow cards in 8,042 professional minutes (85 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.27. He has earned 24 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 17 times.
Bartlomiej Dragowski will be looking after the net for Fiorentina. Dragowski has racked up 25 clean sheets while seeing 496 shots against him in 9,622 career minutes. He has a save percentage of .681 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.8%. He has surrendered 1.60 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 30-29-47. During his pro soccer career, Dragowski has conceded 171 goals while earning 339 saves in 105 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+146)
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