Sampdoria – Juventus

Sampdoria are hosting the champion Juventus at the Luigi Ferraris in a match from the 20th round of the Serie A.

Sampdoria are having an okay seasons so far as they are 10th and currently in the middle of the standings. Claudio Ranieri’s team have won 26 points so far and they have a record of 8 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses. This is not a bad position for Samp to be in – they are feeling more calm than usual about their place in the league. It’s much worse to fight against relegation, that’s clear.

It seems that lately Sampdoria are doing better as they won three of their last four matches in the Serie A. Samp are improving and it’s obvious. In their last game they faced Parma at the Ennio Tardini and secured a 2-0 win. Maya Yoshida and Keita Balde scored in the first half for the visitors.

Juventus moved a little bit closer to the top in the previous round. The Bianconeri used the fact that AC Milan and Inter Milan made mistakes. Andrea Pirlo’s team hosted Bologna and celebrated an easy 2-0 win at the Allianz Stadium. Arthur and Weston McKennie scored for the champions in the first half.

This is not an easy first season for Juventus’ manager Andrea Pirlo. The young coach had some bad results since the beginning of the campaign, but it seems that lately the Bianconeri are getting the results they want. They are starting to stabilize.

That’s the preview for the Serie A fixture between Sampdoria and Juventus at the Luigi Ferraris in Genova. The hosts are in a very good shape lately and their results are showing it. At the same time Juventus are also getting results, so this makes them favourites here. They know that they are still 7 points behind the leader and this is unacceptable.