Juventus vs Sampdoria by JerryDrake
Sampdoria have been the last team to win at Juventus Stadium in a Serie A game. It was January 2013. since then, Juventus won 32 and drew 2. This round is special: the first two teams of the table meet the third and the fourth: Juventus host Sampdoria, Roma visit Genoa. It will be the teams from the city of Genoa to decide wether Juventus and Roma can keep their lonely run at the top, or if there can be other teams to fight for Scudetto.
In my opinion, Genoa and Sampdoria are good teams coached by good trainers, but they probably obtained more than their real possibilities. Both teams, Rossoblù and Blucerchiati, can count on motivated young players, for example Gabbiadini, Romagnoli and Rizzo for Sampdoria, and Perin, Sturaro and Iago Falqué. But when they play against top teams, they are hard to beat. Genoa defeated Juventus 1-0 at home, Sampdoria drew 0-0 with Roma.
To make these two previews and bets even more difficult, is the fact that both Juventus and Roma both played in Champions League where Juventus qualified by drawing with Atletico 0-0 while Roma were eliminated, 0-2 with Manchester City. In the meanwhile the players of Samp and Genoa could relax at home and watch the games of their rivals.
At the end, between Juventus and Roma it is Roma to risk tomorrow. Juventus feel good and are now waiting for the next opponent in Champions League. Roma risk to see collateral damages from their elimination, although they will continue in Europa League.
Mihajlovic said before Verona, that Sampdoria must learn to play on the road, the same way they play at home, and his players followed him and won 3-1 at Bentegodi. So, I immagine that he will continue with this good football philosophy and will take risks: he prefers to attack and lose rather than... defend and lose. We should see some goals. Score prediction: 3-2
Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Ogbonna, Padoin; Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio; Vidal; Tevez, Morata (Llorente). Trainer: Allegri
Sampdoria: Romero; Cacciatore; Gastaldello, Romagnoli, Mesbah; Rizzo, Palombo, Obiang; Soriano; Okaka, Eder. Trainer: Mihajlovic
Out: Barzagli, Caceres, Asamoah, Marrone, Romulo, Chiellini (Juventus), De Silvestri, Silvestre, Sansone, Wszolek (Sampdoria)
Bet: Over 2.5 goals, odds: 1.87 Marathonbet, stake: 8/10
|Over 2.5||Marathonbet||1.87||8||1-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.