After registering their first win of the season in Serie A last week, Juventus rebuilt this weekend against Sampdoria. The match schedules for Sunday afternoon at the Allianz Arena, with kickoff at 1:30 pm.
The visitors arrive at Turin following a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of league leaders Napoli. On the other hand, it had to take a last-minute header by De Ligt to hand Juventus their first win against Spezia.
Juventus were in dire straits, having failed to win any of their first six matches. They faced La Spezia on Wednesday with the relegation zone looming large and all hope resting upon them securing maximum points
It had been 60 years since Juventus suffered such a disastrous start at this stage; not even winning one match out of those 6 games means there was plenty dwelling overhead for boss Massimiliano Allegri’s side
The well-earned 302 victory was just what they needed as it keeps alive hopes that now rests solely on reaching 30 goals before winter break resumes next month.
Sampdoria’s hopes of a revival following their first league win suffered a setback in midweek, as Napoli beat them well at home.
The game punctured Sampdoria’s quest for silverware and started the season off on an unfortunate note. Their record against Juventus is a worrying one, with an aggregate score of 19-2.
Juventus vs. Sampdoria Head to Head
Both sides have 26 games against each other, with Juventus taking 14 wins while Sampdoria with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Spezia 2-3 Juventus
- Juventus 1-1 Milan
- Malmo 0-3 Juventus
- Napoli 2-1 Juventus
- Juventus 0-1 Empoli
- Sampdoria 0-4 Napoli
- Empoli 0-3 Sampdoria
- Sampdoria 2-2 Inter
- Sassuolo 0-0 Sampdoria
- Sampdoria 0-1 Milan
Juventus Team News
Maximiliano Allegri receives a major boost in the selection, with Alvaro Morata, Mattio De Sceglio, and Juan Cuadrado. Injury absentees at the camp include Arthur and Kaio Jorge. Defender Giorgio Chiellini remains a doubt after picking a knee injury before the clash. Manuel Locatelli joins Bentacur in the engine room.
Sampdoria Team News
Attacker Quagliarella sets to break the goal-scoring dry spell this weekend alongside Caputo and Damsgaard on the flanks. Injury absentees this weekend includes Manolo Gabbiadini. Furthermore, Adrien Silva sets to return to midfield alongside Albin Ekdal.
Prediction and Odds
The inconsistencies by the visitors make it a clear-cut match for the Old Lady to get their second win.
- Juventus Win
- Goals Under 2.5
- No Score: Away