Juventus vs Sampdoria 12/14/2014 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction
Sampdoria vs Juventus
Sunday 14th December 2014 11:30(GMT)
The Line: Juventus 9/25 Draw 15/4 Sampdoria 8/1 See the Latest Odds
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The early morning kickoff from Serie A comes from Juventus as they host Sampdoria, Juventus have struggled a little of late failing to score in their last two and barely beating Torino in the game before. Tevez and Llorente have formed a good partnership but Juventus have still struggled to score goals recently. Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba are brilliant players at the opposite ends of their careers while Pirlo is rounding off one of the best midfield careers of all time Pogba is only starting his and together they provide a formidable partnership. Juventus really play well when these two click in the middle and Tevez, Vidal and Llorente benefit from the range of passing provided by both Pogba and Pirlo.
Sampdoria have the second best defence in the league, behind tomorrows opponents Juventus. Juventus have won six from six at home so the enormity of the task facing Mijahlovich and his team is clearly evident from the off. In fact Juve have only conceded three goals at home all season and will be looking to build on this solid defence tomorrow. Sampdoria though have only lost once away from home all season. This is a tough group, defensively sound and they work extremely hard for each other. The main problem for Sampdoria this season has been scoring goals but Eder, Okaka and Gabbiadini have started to find their form and with that Sampdoria have risen up the table. A win in the morning will move Sampdoria up to third if only for a short time.
Interesting match up here and one that presents some difficult stats to figure out. Juventus are rightly favoured here as they have won six from six at home but Sampdoria have shown recently that they are tough to beat and are defensively very good. I think this game is going to be a tactical battle and one that will be tougher than many will think. I am taking the unders here as i think this may be a 1-0 or 2-0 game. But to be honest i am very close to taking Sampdoria +2 on the handicap. I think they could pull off a surprise here and get a result.