Juvenuts vs Sampdoria
|Date & Time||Sunday January 10, 2016, 2:45 PM (EST)|
The Line: Sampdoria 13/2 Draw 3/1 Juventus 1/2
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Game of the weekend in Serie A will see Champions Juventus take on Sampdoria in the late night game. Sampdoria come into this game after a thrilling 3-2 win in the Genoa derby game. On the day Cassano was terrific even though Eder and Soriano netted the goals, Cassano will again have to be at his best if Sampdoria are to get anything from this home tie with Juventus. Cassano's hold up play and assist record this season has been terrific. In a team that struggled at times Cassano, Eder and Soriano have all been very impressive. Sampdoria have struggled lately at home losing three of their last five games at home but against Inter Milan and Roma they were excellent beating Roma and drawing with Inter. This is definitely a team that raises it's game against the better teams.
Juventus are in phenomenal form winning nine of their last ten games in the Serie A. This is a team that has finally come good after a poor start to the season. Big money summer signing Dybala has really started to show his quality of late scoring six in his last eight games. With Pogba providing the quality and creativity along with Zaza, Dybala and Mandzukic up front this is a team that looks like they are ready to push on and defend their title. Finishing second in their Champions League group has had devestating consequences though as they now face Bayern Munich in the round of sixteen, still this is the Italian champions and they will feel like they can beat Munich. On Sunday evening though they must face a tough team to break down and Sampdoria will not give up or roll over.
This one should be a really good game I am going to take both teams to score here, Sampdoria have been quality of late and I beleive they will fancy thier chances of scoring against this tough Juventus side. Likewise I think Juve will definitely go all out for the win here and try to get themselves back to the top of Serie A for the first time this season.