Juventus will travel to Genoa this Monday to take on Sampdoria in their second league fixture of the new season.
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa)
Sampdoria are without a goal in their last two league games.
They have kept one clean sheet in their last six home league games.
Juventus have won the last six head-to-head meetings with Sampdoria.
The visitors are unbeaten in their last 19 SA games played on a Monday (W15, D4).
They have one win from their last four league games.
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last ten league games.
Head to head
Sampdoria have managed just one win against Juventus in the last ten meetings between the two teams, losing nine times.
Latest performances in all competitions
Sampdoria will look to get back to winning ways this Monday when they welcome Juventus to Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
The hosts began their Serie A campaign with a 2-0 defeat against Atalanta. Despite seeing more of the ball, Sampdoria failed to trouble Atalanta, although they were left feeling hard done by after a soft VAR decision that denied them taking the lead in the 14th minute of the match.
They will now face Juventus, hoping that they can make amends. However, things are unlikely to get any easier here, with the threat of losing successive Serie A home games ‘to nil’ for the first time since May 2015 now a very real possibility for Sampdoria given that they have lost each of their last seven games against Juventus.
Breaking their losing run will be of uttermost importance for Marco Giampaolo, who is looking to improve on his side’s 15th finish from last season. But to achieve that, Giampaolo will have to sort his side’s home form as the ‘I Blucerchiati’ lost ten games at home last season–the second most losses in the league behind Venezia and Spezia, who both lost eleven home games last season.
Having won their last two home games by an aggregate scoreline of 5-1, they will fancy their chances of making three home wins in a row.
Possible Sampdoria starting line-up
Emil Audero; Bartosz Bereszynski, Alex Ferrari, Omar Colley, Tommaso Augello; Ronaldo Vieira, Mehdi Leris, Tomas Rincon, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Filip Djuricic; Francesco Caputo.
Injured: Andrea Conti, Simone Trimboli
Although the win was marred by an injury to Di María, Juve will be buoyed that they were able to overcome the negativity surrounding their transfer activities to record a perfect start to the season.
Their aim will now be to follow up their opening day win with a second win of the season, something they have done in eight of the last 12 seasons. In any case, all eight of those seasons saw Juve go on to win the Scudetto.
Having won each of the last six league games with Sampdoria, they can make history here by winning this game, as a seventh-straight head-to-head victory would mark their longest-ever run of consecutive league wins against Sampdoria.
The prospects of doing so appear bright, and Max Allegri’s side will hope to wrap that record up in style too, considering their last two victories on Sampdoria turf came by exactly a two-goal margin.
Possible Juventus starting line-up
Mattia Perin, Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Gleison Bremer, Alex Sandro, Juan Cuadrado, Denis Zakaria, Manuel Locatelli, Filip Kostic; Moise Kean, Dusan Vlahovic.
Injured: Angel Di Maria, Paul Pogba, Federico Chiesa, Wojciech Szczesny, Kaio Jorge
Doubtful: Marley Ake
Sampdoria 1-2 Juventus