JUV vs SAM Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Juventus vs Sampdoria Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: December 29, 05:00 PM, IST
Where: St. Mary’s Stadium
JUV vs SAM Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Juventus will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host an in-form Sampdoria in Serie A at Juventus Stadium (Allianz Stadium), in Turin, on Saturday evening (IST).
With Juventus’ unbeaten run on the line, manager Massimiliano Allegri looked towards his bench and called on to Cristiano Ronaldo. This is the luxury that the 51-year-old can afford in Serie A, that is to give a breather or a rest to some of his biggest superstars.
The hosts, Atalanta fell behind early in the game as Douglas Costa’s deflected cross got an awkward bounce and defender Berat Djimsiti could only deflect it into his own net. That was against the run of the play as the hosts were clearly on the front foot both from the start and during the most part of the games.
But Atalanta upped the momentum and took a deserved lead in the 24th minute as Duvan Zapata’s out-of-the-box turn left Bonucci in his tracks and the striker’s curler was too good for Szczesny. While the 2nd goal was as scrappy as it can get. It came from the corner with the ball bouncing and in came Zapata’s header and the ball went into the net. The 2nd goal came after Juve’s midfielder Bentancur was given a marching order for his lunging tackle.
But again, Juve had a superstar on the bench and Allegri brought Cristiano Ronaldo in for Semi Khedira in the 65th minute. Then the five-time Ballon d’Or winner did what he has been doing for ages and that is to score precious goals for his teams. Pjanic’s corner had too much curl and the pace which proved too difficult for Atalanta’s men to veer it away. Ronaldo pounced the saved a precious point for the Old Lady.
In the end, it was not the two-point drop for Juventus but a point gain as Napoli were beaten by Inter Milan at San Siro. It means the reigning Serie A champions are now nine points clear at the top.
If the form has any role in how a team approaches a game against a formidable opponent, then Sampdoria can go toe-to-toe against Juventus in their own den.
The visitors are in a very good form of late, unbeaten in the last seven heading into this match. They have also won four times in the last five Serie A games, keeping clean sheets in tow of the last three matches. At the moment, Sampdoria are a force and could cause an upset and has the form and the players to become the first team to beat Juve in the league this season.
No wonder, the Blue and White are flying in the table. At the moment, they are fifth with 29 points from the first 18 games.
Can Sampdoria cause an unlikely upset?
Recent form (Last six matches)
Juventus – W W L W W D
Sampdoria – W W D W W W
JUV vs SAM Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Juventus vs Sampdoria Team News:
Injured – The Old Lady has a big injury list – Juan Cuadrado, Joao Cancelo, Andrea Barzagli, Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean have all been ruled out of this match with their respective injuries.
Suspended – Rodrigo Bentancur was sent off in the last game and thus will be serving a ban in this match.
Questionable – Midfield duo Emre Can and Semi Khedira both are fit now and should start the match.
Note – Cristiano Ronaldo was named on the banch in the last game and should start here.
Key Players – Ronaldo, Mandzukic
Injured – Sampdoria will be without a central defender in Vasco Regini and midfielder Edgar Barreto. All other players are healthy at this stage.
Suspended – The visitors’ 2-0 home win saw defender Joachim Anderson picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. He is suspended for this match.
Questionable – None at this stage.
Note: Omar Colley is expected to replace Anderson at the back. Striker Quagliarella was back fit in the last game and even scored the first goal. With his spot fixed, that leaves Gianluca Caprari and Gregoire Defrel fighting it out for one place at the front.
Key Players – Quagliarella, Caprari
JUV vs SAM Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Juventus– Szczesny (GK), De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanic, Can, Khedira, Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo
Sampdoria– Audero (GK), Sala, Andersen, Colley, Murru; Praet, Ekdal, Linetty, Saponara, Quagliarella, Caprari
JUV vs SAM Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench to save his team in the last game, expect him to start this match, and expect him to score. While Quagliarella is in great form having scored in the last four consecutive games.
Pjanic also started from the bench and should be in the starting 11 in this game while Dybala is a threat all day long. Ekdal and Praet provide two of the best options in the midfield from sampdoria’s team.
Here we have gone with the 3-5-2 formation with the hope that the midfield will be dominating the game. The strike partnership remains the same.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Juventus may have to fight it out for the 2-2 draw in the last game but it was as close as a team has come in beating them this season. At home, they are too formidable and should win the game easily.
A home win. Prediction 2-0 (at least)
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