Juventus came within a whisker of losing their unbeaten streak this season, but Massimiliano Allegri’s team demonstrated a champion’s mentality to pick up a point against Atalanta. The dropped points do not affect Juventus much, as the table leaders were still able to extend their lead to nine points. Sampdoria continues to go on a wonderful streak – pushed by the brilliance of Fabio Quagliarella – and they have been playing some brilliant football. Juventus will be returning to their full strength team this weekend and this should see them over the line. Games between Juventus and Sampdoria have produced highly entertaining encounters of late.
Quagliarella’s form has been a crucial factor behind Sampdoria ranking as the second-best team over the last six matches. The 35-year-old has now scored in eight consecutive matches. Meanwhile, Juventus have failed to score only once in the 2018 home league matches.
Juventus: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanic, Can, Khedira; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.
Sampdoria: Audero; Sala, Andersen, Colley, Murru; Praet, Ekdal, Linetty; Saponara, Quagliarella, Caprari.
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Juventus definitely has a chance to gain a point lead as they have the full potential to dismantle Sampdoria.