Juventus vs. Sampdoria 7/26/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Juventus 25-5-5, Sampdoria 12-5-18
7/26/20 3:45 pm
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Juventus is welcoming Sampdoria to Allianz Stadium in round 36 in Italian Serie A.
With a win in their last Serie A game, Juventus had a chance to secure another Serie A title, but that didn’t happen. Juventus was playing against Udinese in their last game, and they had 61% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and high 90% of the correct passes. Juventus was leading 0-1 at half time, but they were struggling with creating chances in the second half, and Udinese was able to turn the game around in the second half. Juventus has lost this match 2-1, and the title will need to wait. Juventus is still at the top of the standings with 80 points, 5 points ahead of Atalanta. Overall, Juventus has been the most consistent team in Serie A, and they deserve another title, but I still hope that Atalanta can catch up to them and take that title away from Juventus. With 73 scored goals so far, Juventus is among the best offensive teams in Serie A, while they conceded 38 goals so far, and only 1 team in Serie A is better than them. Ronaldo has scored 30 goals for Juventus so far this season, while Dybala added 11 goals. Bentancur and Dybala both have 7 assists. Khedira, De Sciglio, and Chiellini are all injured, while Higuain is still questionable. The biggest problem for Juventus is that when Ronaldo is struggling, they are struggling, and all of their last three games of the season will be hard, and to be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if Juventus will lose the title this season.
Sampdoria has been playing well as of late, especially in the attacking end where Sampdoria has scored 15 goals in their last 7 games. With 5 wins and 2 losses in their last 7 games, Sampdoria has secured their Serie A status and they are in 14th place in the standings with 41 points. Sampdoria has scored 46 goals so far this season, which is not bad, but their defense has to improve because Sampdoria has conceded 58 goals so far. Quagliarella and Gabbiadini have both scored 11 goals for Sampdoria this season, while Ramirez added 7 goals. Vieira and Colley are both suspended because of the yellow cards, while Ekdal is still questionable for this match. In their latest Serie A game against Genoa at home, Sampdoria has had 52% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 77% of the correct passes. Sampdoria was solid in the first half, but their defense lost focus in the second half, and with that, Sampdoria has lost this match 1-2. Sampdoria has been dangerous as of late, and a few tweaks before next season, I could see Sampdoria fighting for the Europa League.
When playing at home, Juventus has not lost to Sampdoria in their last 6 games, while Juventus hasn’t lost any of their last 26 home games, which amazing. Juventus has the home record of 15-2-0 this season, but I wouldn’t write off Sampdoria just yet.