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The Serie A fixture at Allianz Stadium on Sunday sees home team Juventus do battle with Sampdoria.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Juventus v Sampdoria can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Juventus are hoping to win again following the 2-1 Champions League triumph against Lyon.
In that match, Juventus had 62% possession and 16 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Juventus was Cristiano Ronaldo (43', 60'). Olympique Lyonnais got 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Memphis Depay (12') scored for Lyon.
It has been seldom in recent times where Juventus haven’t conceded. In fact, Juve have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 9 goals along the way.
Previously, Sampdoria drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Brescia.
In that game, Sampdoria managed 49% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Sampdoria was Mehdi Léris (41'). At the other end, Brescia had 16 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Ernesto Torregrossa (49') scored for Brescia.
Demonstrating their penchant for fruitful encounters, goals have been scored 20 times in the prior 6 games in which Sampdoria have played, giving an average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Opposition teams have hit 11 of these goals. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see whether such a trend might be sustained here in this match or not.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 19/11/2017 shows us that Juventus have won 4 of them and Sampdoria 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
18 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for Juve and 7 being from i Blucerchiati. The average goals per game has been 3.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 36 on 26/07/2020 and the score finished Juventus 2-0 Sampdoria.
That day, Juventus managed 62% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Goals were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo (45') and Federico Bernardeschi (67').
For their opponents, Sampdoria got 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Francesco Fourneau.
Team News: Juventus
Paulo Dybala (Thigh Problems), Mattia De Sciglio (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Federico Bernardeschi (Unknown Injury) and Matthijs de Ligt (Shoulder Injury) are not available for Juve gaffer Andrea Pirlo.
We are thinking that Juve should go for a 3-5-2 formation this time, beginning the first half with Wojciech Szczesny, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Danilo, Luca Pellegrini, Arthur, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Juan Cuadrado, Dejan Kulusevski and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Team News: Sampdoria
From a largely available group of players, there is only the lone fitness issue for the Sampdoria manager Claudio Ranieri to be concerned about. Felice D'Amico (Foot Injury) won’t be in action.
We are inclined to think that i Blucerchiati might utilise a 4-4-2 system, choosing Emil Audero, Tommaso Augello, Omar Colley, Maya Yoshida, Bartosz Bereszynski, Jakub Jankto, Valerio Verre, Morten Thorsby, Fabio Depaoli, Federico Bonazzoli and Fabio Quagliarella.
We envisage that Sampdoria are likely to find the back of the net against this Juventus team, but it may not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Juventus by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s just see how this one goes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Allianz Stadium (41,507)
Captain: Giorgio Chiellini
Chairman: Andrea Agnelli
Manager: Andrea Pirlo