Juventus host Sampdoria on Sunday in an attempt to get their first Serie A win at the Allianz Stadium this term. The Bianconeri managed just two points from their first four games, so they must get back to winning ways. However, this will not be easy, as Sampdoria are yet to suffer a defeat on the road under new boss Roberto D’Aversa.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 26 September, kick-off 12:30 PM
Where you can see Juventus v Sampdoria: BT Sport
Last time: Federico Chiesa and Aaron Ramsey were on target for Juventus when the Bianconeri met Sampdoria last time out. The game took place at Stadio Luigi Ferraris back in January and ended in a 2-0 victory for the Bianconeri.
Juventus v Sampdoria Predictions and Preview
Juventus failed to beat AC Milan in their last home match, as the game ended 1-1 in what was the second draw of the season for Max Allegri’s men. Alvaro Morata opened the score in the first half, but Ante Rebic equalised in the 75th minute and the Turin giants could’ve even lost the game afterwards.
Allegri was fuming after the game and rightly so, as his side were in control throughout the first half, but collapsed in the second – a scenario that was already evident in their league opener against Udinese. The 54-year-old must address this issue quickly, as his side failed to win any of their first four games in Serie A and remarkably find themselves in the relegation zone after week 4.
Juventus are on a run of 18 consecutive games without a clean sheet in Serie A, as their defensive woes continue. Italy’s Euro 2020 heroes Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci started against Milan, but even they aren’t capable of solving the Bianconeri’s defensive problems.
Matthijs de Ligt might get a chance against Sampdoria, while Alex Sandro should return to the starting XI, after starting on the bench against Spezia. Morata picked up a knock against the Rossoneri, so he might be rested, which means that Moise Kean or Dejan Kulusevski might start next to Paulo Dybala up front.
Juventus have won all of their last four meetings against Sampdoria, with the Bianoneri scoring at least twice in each of them. Paulo Dybala has seven goals against I Blucerchiati in his career, so the Argentinian will be confident of increasing his tally on Sunday.
Sampdoria, meanwhile, have looked solid under new coach Roberto D’Aversa, as the Genovese outfit won two of their first four games. In fact I Blucerchiati lost only to AC Milan in their opener and have even managed to upset defending champions Inter after earning a 2-2 draw at home.
D’Aversa’s men have kept two clean sheets this term, both on their travels, so they are actually yet to concede on the road. The ex-Parma tactician has managed to create a very solid team, with his 4-4-2 allowing Samp to remain compact when defending, but at the same time quick on the break.
Sampdoria’s record against Juventus has been far from convincing in reason seasons, as they have just one win in their last seven games with the Bianconeri. It was a 2-0 victory at Luigi Ferraris back in 2019, but we have to go back to 2013 to find Samp’s last win at the Allianz Stadium. Mauro Icardi’s brace cancelled out Sebastian Giovinco’s opener for a 2-1 win for the visitors, who have failed to win on their eight visits to Turin since.
Despite their poor start to the season Juventus are heavy 2/5 favourites with William Hill to get all three points on Sunday. The draw is priced at 18/5, while a victory for the visitors can be backed at 15/2.
One to watch for Juventus: Federico Chiesa is yet to open his account for Juventus this term, as the Italian international was struggling with an injury at the start of the season. Chiesa broke the deadlock the last time these teams met and is 5/1 to do the same this weekend.
One to watch for Sampdoria: Francesco Caputo opened his account for Sampdoria in their last away game that ended in a 3-0 win over Empoli. The 34-year-old broke the deadlock in that game and is 15/2 to do the same against Juventus on Sunday.
Long shot: Two of the last three games between Juventus and Sampdoria ended in 2-0 wins for the Bianconeri. A repeat of that result on Sunday is available at 13/2, while it rises to 44/1 if you pair this with Federico Chiesa to score first.