On Matchday 29 of the Italian championship, Sampdoria, who sit in the bottom half of the table, will travel to Juventus in Turin to face a Champions League thriller. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet download.
After their 1-0 win against La Spezia the previous matchday, Alvaro Morata helped Juventus extend their unbeaten run in the Italian league to 14 matches (9 wins, 5 draws). Their last home defeat at Juventus came last November at home to Atalanta (0-1). After 28 games, Massimiliano Allegri’s side are safely sitting in fourth place with 53 points. Milan are seven points behind the leaders, six points adrift of their nearest pursuers and a competitor for the fourth Champions League place.
In addition to their quest for the top spot in Serie A, the Turin side continue their fight for two more trophies – the Champions League trophy and the Coppa Italia. Last week, Juve thrashed Fiorentina 1-0 away in the first leg of the Italian Cup semi-final. Already on Wednesday, the Bianconeri will be playing the return leg at the Allianz Stadio 1/8 finals of the continent’s most prestigious club tournament against Villarreal. It should be recalled that the first leg in Spain ended in a 1-1 draw.
The previous 9 Serie A home games between Juventus and Villarreal have been drawn with enviable regularity, with the total number of balls scored being less than 2.5. In total, the teams have not scored more than two goals in 15 of their last 17 games with the Old Lady.
The Turin-based side have won 8 of their last 14 games at home (3 draws, 3 defeats, 18:9 goal difference) and now share third place in the Italian league table in home points with AC Milan.
This season is not looking good for Roberto D’Aversa’s side. “Sampdoria have been struggling to retain their place in the top flight for years. After 28 rounds of the Italian championship, the Genoa-based club have 26 points and 15th position out of 20 teams in the table. Their margin of victory over the relegation zone is only 4 points, 21 behind the 5th position in the European competition.
Sampdoria have lost 8 of their previous 10 league and cup games. After beating Empoli 2-0 at home, the Bluchercchiatti suffered away defeats at the hands of Atalanta (0-4) and Udinese – 1-2 (2, Rus).
D’Aversa’s side have only won 3 of their 14 away games. The Genoese approach Turin with a six-game losing streak in the league and the Italian Cup.
Juventus have defeated Sampdoria six times in their last meeting. This season, they have crossed paths twice. Both times, Juventus triumphed on home soil: last September 3-2 in the first leg of Serie A and in January 2022, 4-1 in the Italian Cup last 16. The last time the Bianconeri lost at the Allianz Stadio was more than nine years ago – on January 6, 2013, 1-2. Since then, the teams have played 10 friendlies in Turin – 9 wins for the Old Lady and only one draw.
Juventus vs Sampdoria
Juventus and Sampdoria will surely have the crucial return leg of next week’s Champions League knockout against Villarreal in mind and will be saving their energy for this crucial encounter on the international stage. If they are to progress in the Serie A standings, they cannot throw points away against teams at the bottom of the table. Our prediction is that Juventus will win on aggregate.