First game back for both teams in which is set up to be a cagey game for both teams involved. They will both be looking to kick start their season with a win.
Juventus are coming off another impressive winning campaign and will be looking to do the same again. They have kept together the team from last season while managing to strengthen the squad with the addition of Arthur who will greatly improve the middle of the park. They will be hoping Ronaldo can spear head the attack as he had done last season.
Sampdoria on the other hand had a lacklustre season past and will be looking to put that behind them as they go on search of a top half finish. There has been major movement this summer regarding ins and outs of players some regular starters that will be hard to replace.
Juventus have turned their stadium into a fortress in recent times and boast an incredible record at home in recent times. They only dropped 5 points last season at home which is just an incredible run of form. They have the belief that they can beat any opponent and their is a touch of invincibility when playing at home. Teams often are stuck between trying to play their own game or sit back and defend which both play right into the hands of Juventus as they have the patience to break you down or the pace and power to hurt you on the counter.
Sampdoria where in real trouble once the season started and quickly slipped near the bottom of the pack which made the owners act fast to change managers to change the form around. They choose the vastly experienced Claudio Ranieri who is known for getting the best out of his players and making sure they pick up points where they can. He was able to get small pockets of good performances out of the squad which allowed them to stay up and start to creep away from the relegation zone. It is clear with time that Ranieri can get his team playing way beyond what most people expect was possible and can this be another team he does this with?
*Legend at the Helm*
Pirlo is a legend at this club and was seen as the only replacement for the departing manager who done little in the way of endearing himself to the Juve faithful after a string of poor performances. Pirlo will be looking to begin his managerial career with a big bang and he has certainly got the players to do so. In his career he was apart of some great attacking sides who took the game to the opposition and never stopped till the last minute so it is expected that the same will be the case when he takes the reigns tonight.
• There is a 86% chance of over 1.5 goals.
• There is a 68% chance of over 2.5 goals
• There is a 83% chance of over 8.5 ccorners
• There is a 78% chance of over 2.5 cards
• Last 5 games both teams have played has resulted in a first half goal.
• 8 out of the last 10 home h2h games has seen 3 or more goals
• 5 out of the last 10 h2hs at Juventus ground has resulted in a penalty being awarded.
Well for this game we have 2 teams coming back from a long lay off and the first part of the game will be very cagey as both get up to match speed and looking to play on the front foot. Juventus are overwhelming favourites due to the impressive home form along with some shrewd business and that includes the new manager.
Tip – Over 2.5 match goals
Odds – 1.72
Stake – 1pt
Tip – Juventus ht result
Odds – 2.0
Stake – 1pt
Over 2 goals
Over 2 cards
Over 9 corners
Juventus to win either half
Odds – 3.25
Stake – 1pt