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Preview: Sampdoria – Juventus

Juventus will be looking to reduce the four points difference to Serie A leaders, Napoli, today when they travel to 6th-placed Sampdoria.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Sampdoria are currently in a healthy 6th position in the league after 11 matches. They have been especially impressive playing at home, winning all 5 matches so far, scoring 16 and conceding just 3 in the process.

Although in impressive form at home, Sampdoria have historically struggled against Juventus at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, with only 2 wins since the turn of the century. In 12 Serie A games here, Juventus have won 7, including the last 4 meetings!

In Serie A, Sampdoria home matches have seen an average of 2.7 and 2.8 goals per match in the last 2 seasons. 5 home games into this season, that number stands at 3.8.

Juventus have opened the season well (W10 D1 L1), but still find themselves trailing Napoli in the table. Their 35 goals scored, however, is the best in the league and playing away they have scored an incredible 3.4 goals per game. They have scored 2 goals or more in every away match so far.

Although both sides are scoring a lot of goals this season, the last 4 meetings between the teams at Luigi Ferraris have ended in narrow wins for Juventus: 0-1, 0-1, 1-2 and 0-1. In those 4 matches, a total of 18 yellow cards (4.5 on average) and 1 red have been awarded.

Paulo Dybala opened the season in blistering form, netting 11 goals early on. However, only 1 of those goals has come in the last 5 matches. The young Argentine will be looking to return to form again against a side he has netted 5 goals in 7 H2H matches.

 

Missing players

Sampdoria: –

Juventus: M. Pjanic (doubtful).