Italian Serie A match preview 26 July 2020 Juventus vs Sampdoria. Juventus need just three points from the remaining three rounds to clinch the Scudetto.
Juventus fumbled the chance to win their ninth consecutive Serie A title, but get another chance against Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria.
They need just three points from the remaining three rounds to mathematically clinch the Scudetto, and could’ve already taken it with a win away to Udinese. Instead, they were beaten 2-1 in stoppages, having gone in front through Matthijs de Ligt.
It’s still possible Juve could be crowned before even setting foot on the pitch, because if Atalanta lose to Milan, while Inter and Lazio fail to win their games, it’d put them beyond reach.
Italian Serie A match preview Juventus vs Sampdoria
Leonardo Bonucci returns from suspension, but Douglas Costa is out for the rest of the Serie A season with a thigh strain. Samp had won five out of six going into the Derby della Lanterna, but lose 2-1 by a Genoa side desperate to avoid the drop. Lorenzo Tonelli should return.
Stat fact: Juventus have conceded 13 goals in the last six rounds, fewer only than Brescia (16) and SPAL (20).
Form Guide: Juventus (L W D D L) Sampdoria (L W W W L)
Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Rabiot, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo
Injured: Douglas Costa, Khedira, Chiellini, De Sciglio
On a yellow card: Bentancur, Rabiot, Danilo
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Tonelli, Augello; Depaoli, Thorsby, Linetty, Jankto; Gabbiadini, Quagliarella
Suspended: Colley, Vieira
On a yellow card: Ferrari, Linetty, Murru, Bereszynski
Credit: Football Italia