OverviewThis fixture was first played in the 1946/47 Serie A campaign. It was Sampdoria who tasted victory in the initial encounter between the pair, as they claimed a 1-0 win at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Fiorentina got their revenge a few months later though with a 2-1 triumph at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Overall, La Viola have enjoyed the better results in this rivalry, and they lead the head-to-head. Indeed, the Florence-based outfit even put together a 16-match unbeaten run against the Blucerchiati between 1965-1974, while also losing just three of their 13 meetings between 2011-2020.