On the upcoming Sunday, Sampdoria will host at Luigi Ferraris the acting champions of Italy Juventus Turin. Bookmakers are on the future guests’ side in this couple, but it should be noted, that La Samp are a domestic team and one should be very careful betting against I Blucerchiati when they play at their home arena.
It will be extremely hard for La Samp to break into top-four, the competition in Italy is very high, but it is possible to fight for a spot in the Europa League. The Genovese are on the sixth position at the moment with 23 points in the asset, the gap to Lazio, which are in the top-four is five points. Giampaolo’s men won five championship matches out of five at their home ground, scored 16 goals and conceded three.
After 12 rounds Juventus are situated on the second position in Serie A tournament table. The Zebras have 31 points in the asset, one point less, than the leading Napoli. Within the last five games, Allegri’s team achieved four victories with one draw. The split of points happened in the match against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League. The victories were registered over Udinese, SPAL, Milan, Benevento. Juve play great away: four victories and one draw in five games, 17 goals scored and 7 conceded.
La Samp show high quality football this season and the team was always a hard nut to crack at its home ground defeating the grands of the Italian football numerous times. In their turn although Juventus won stably before the national teams matches, but didn’t kill it with performance, as it was before, especially regarding the defensive actions.
Prediction for the match: Sampdoria to win with +1.5 Asian handicap