Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria: The Bianconeri secure hard-fought win

29 December at 13:30
Juventus host Sampdoria at the Allianz Stadium today as they hope to close off 2018 with a victory, after being somewhat shocked and held to a 2-2 draw by Atalanta on Boxing Day. Sampdoria sit in 5th and will be looking to try and be in a Champions League spot come the turn of the year.
 
 
  • Juventus have won eight of their last 10 games against Sampdoria in Serie A (D1 L1), after having won just one of the previous 10 (D6 L3).
  • Juventus have won their last three Serie A home matches against Sampdoria. The last time they won four or more consecutive Serie A home games versus the Blucerchiati was back in 1968 (five).
  • Juventus need one more win to set a new Serie A record at this stage of the season (the current record is 52 points in 2005/06 and 2013/14).
  • Juventus haven’t conceded more than one goal at home in a single Serie A game since October 2017; a run of 23 matches (a total of 10 goals allowed, W20 D2 L1).
  • Sampdoria have won their last three matches in Serie A - they are looking to record four consecutive wins in the top-flight for the first time since March 2015.
  • Sampdoria won their last Serie A away match (4-2 vs Empoli), after having drawn two of the previous four.
  • Juventus have scored six goals from corner situations, a joint-record in Serie A this season.
  • In his last appearance vs Sampdoria in April, Juventus’ Douglas Costa became the first player to deliver three assists as a substitute in a Serie A game since Opta started collecting assist data in 2004/05.
  • Sampdoria's striker Fabio Quagliarella has scored a goal in each of his last eight Serie A matches - the last player to score in nine consecutive appearances was David Trezeguet in December 2005.
  • Sampdoria's Fabio Quagliarella scored 23 goals in 84 Serie A matches with Juventus - he has scored just three goals in 16 games against the Bianconeri in the competition (last netting in 2015 with Torino).
 
Line-ups:
 
Juventus: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Rugani, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Emre Can, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.
 
Sampdoria : Audero; Sala, Ferrari, Colley, Murru; Praet, Ekdal, Linetty; Ramirez; Caprari, Quagliarella.
 
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