Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After surviving Spezia on Matchday 28, Juventus will look to stay in the Champions League berth when they take on Sampdoria on Saturday. Juve have been making progress ever since talented attacker Dusan Vlahovic joined the club, and we are positive that the former Fiorentina man will pose a big threat for the opposition back-line. Keep in mind, though, that Bernardeschi is banned for the match, while all Kaio Jorge, Chiellini, Zakaria, Chiesa, and Mckennie are out of contention trough injuries.
La Samp, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form, and seeing that they failed to impress in back-to-back losses to Atalanta (0-4) and Udinese (1-2), we are tempted to put our money on the title-chasing visitors. Murru misses out through suspension, while all Supryaga, Askildsen, Damsgaard, and Gabbiadini are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Candreva):
Antonio Candreva is an Italian football player born on 28th of February 1987 in Rome. Candreva played in the youth academy of Udinese where he made his debut in season 2007/2008.
After playing for Livorno, Juventus, Parma, Cesena he transferred to Lazio Roma, which didn’t pay any transfer fee. Cendreva plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2009. Candreva didn’t play for the Italian team during the EURO 2012 but did during the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Candreva is a 181cm right-footed midfielder that is known for being multifunctional in the pitch. Because Candreva played for lots of clubs he is known for being very mature and having a great vision in the game. Candreva scored the most amount of goals in his career in the season 2013/2014. The only prize Candreva won was the Coppa Italia in 2012/2013 with Lazio Roma. Candreva’s nickname is Il Timido.
Highlighted Team (Juventus):
Juventus are considered one of the greatest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (The White and Blacks) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to clinch three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is well known that a number of star players were part of Juve in the past.
The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium.
The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (The Old Lady) is yet another nickname of the club. Juve’s biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals take on each other in the Turin derby.