Juventus vs. Sampdoria 9/26/21 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Juventus vs. Sampdoria
September 26, 2021 6:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -188, Under 2.5 +150
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Juventus is welcoming Sampdoria to Allianz Stadium in round 6 of the Italian Serie A. Juventus has finally gotten their first win in Serie A, but it took a lot from them to get it. Sampdoria is being sloppy as of late, and they got destroyed by Napoli at home a few days ago.
Juventus hasn’t been playing well this season, but they are now undefeated in their last 3 games, and they have become somewhat consistent. During this 3-game streak, Juventus has scored 7 goals while conceding 3 goals, and their offense is finally showing some signs of life. In their last Serie A game against Spezia on the road, Juventus was the better team, and they have had 60% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 15 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. Just by looking at the stats, you would think this was an easy game for Juventus, but it was anything but that. Juventus was leading, then losing, just so they would end up winning this game in the end. The final score was 2-3. Morata has scored 2 goals so far, while Dybala added 2 assists. Arthur, Jorge, and Chiellini are all injured. Juventus must stay fresh as much as possible because they are facing Chelsea next week in the Champions League, and that is a game that will be interesting to watch.
Sampdoria has been a solid team defensively this season, until their game against Napoli. Sampdoria has had 48% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. This wasn’t a fun game for Sampdoria as Napoli has destroyed them, and they ended up losing this game 0-4. Caputo is still the leading goalscorer for Sampdoria with 2 goals, but they will need a bit more diversity if they want to stay high in the standings. With only 5 points, Sampdoria is now in 13th place, and they have scored only 5 goals so far this season. Gabbiadini and Verre are both still injured for Sampdoria. I believe Sampdoria is good enough to stay away from the relegation zone, but I don’t think they are good enough to get close to the Europa zone in the standings, and I expect them to be somewhere in the middle of the table.
Juventus is already playing Chelsea in their heads, and that is never a good thing. I think Sampdoria might bounce back in this game, especially if Juventus will rest some players, but I till stick to goals in this one.