Juventus vs Sampdoria: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Juventus’ unbeaten run suffered a close shave in their last match with Atalanta and the Old Lady will be on guard not to have a repeat against an always tricky side in Sampdoria.
In every league, almost every season, there are teams who are predicted to go unbeaten yet they always seemingly fall away during the festive period. Massimiliano Allegri’s side are still unbeaten as they approach the halfway mark despite some recent shaky games against Torino, Roma and Atalanta.
The only side behind the Bianconeri in the form table is their opponents, Sampdoria, who are just two points outside of the Champions League places.
Much of La Samp’s success this season has to be pinned down to Marco Giampaolo fixing their away record. Last season, they had the third worst away record in Serie A. This season however, they have the sixth best, along with the sixth best home form.
Giampaolo’s team are the masters of surprising results. However, you’d be hedging your bets than Allegri is going to sort out Juventus’ recent performances and keep their unbeaten streak intact. Considering they’re at home and the difference in quality, it should be a convincing Juventus win – 2-1.
- Juventus to win and over 2.5 goals
Allegri’s side have won six of their last seven encounters with Sampdoria in all competitions, scoring at least three goals in their last three home matches against La Samp. Evens is fantastic odds considering the history between these two sides.
- Mario Mandzukic first goalscorer
We’re now well into the festive period and teams are beginning to tire, as illustrated by Juventus’ last few performances. However, as the games become physical and grotty, this is where Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic begins to shine. These are great odds from online betting sites considering the circumstances.
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Head to Head
No surprises here for two historic Serie A clubs as since the 1993-94 season, they’ve faced off a grand total of 38 times.
The Bianconeri have emerged as victors during the majority of these encounters, with 21 wins. The spoils have been shared on 10 occasions and Sampdoria have won seven matches.
The most recent La Samp win was a 3-2 thriller in November 2017, where Duvan Zapata, Lucas Torreira and Gian Marco Ferrari led their side to victory.
- Juventus lead the way in goals scored, least goals conceded, possession per game and pass accuracy in Serie A.
- No team is fouled more often (14.3 per game) than Sampdoria.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed to the most goals (12 goals, five assists) out of any player in Italy’s top flight.
- Sampdoria’s Lorenzo Tonelli leads the way in blocked shots per game with 1.4.