Juventus vs Sampdoria, Serie A preview: Team news and where to get live streaming in India

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus will be eyeing their ninth straight Scudetto when they face Sampdoria in the Serie A. Watch Juventus vs Sampdoria live.

Juventus will look to secure the Serie A 2019-20 title when they host Sampdoria at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Monday. A victory over Sampdoria will guarantee the 'Old Lady 'their ninth Scudetto on the trot. Watch the match live.

However, if third-placed Inter Milan and fourth-placed Lazio drop points in their matchweek 36 fixtures against Genoa and Verona respectively over the weekend, even a draw against Sampdoria will be enough for Maurizio Sarri's men to become champions.

Where they stand in the Serie A table

Juventus are currently top of the Serie A table with 80 points from 35 games, followed by Atalanta with 75 from 36, Inter Milan with 73 from 35 and Lazio with 72 from 35 matches.

Those are the only four teams which are still in the race for the Serie A title mathematically, but Juventus, despite their recent under-par performances, seem overwhelming favourites.

Cristiano Ronaldo and co lost an opportunity to wrap the title up in their last game against Udinese. Going into the match needing a victory to confirm the championship, Juventus took the lead but conceded two in the second half to lose the match.

At home against Sampdoria on Monday, Sarri’s men will be confident of seeing it through this time around.

Sampdoria, meanwhile, are 14th in the Serie A standings, nine points clear of the relegation zone. In fact, they are just two points adrift of the top half of the table and finishing in the top 10 can act as some added motivation for Claudio Ranieri’s side.

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action against Sampdoria in Serie A
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action against Sampdoria in Serie AJuventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action against Sampdoria in Serie A

Likely starting line-ups

Juventus predicted starting XI: Wojciech Szczesny, Juan Cuadrado, Matthijs de Ligt, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro, Rodrigo Bentancur, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Bernardeschi, Blaise Matuidi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala

Sampdoria predicted starting XI: Emil Audero, Bartosz Bereszynski, Maya Yoshida, Julian Chabot, Tommaso Augello, Jakub Jankto, Fabio Depaoli, Morten Thorsby, Karol Linetty, Manolo Gabbiadini, Fabio Quagliarella

Injury updates and team news

Juventus are almost certain to be without the likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio and Sami Khedira due to long-term injuries. Striker Gonzalo Higuain, meanwhile, may be back on the bench if he passes a late fitness test.

One big positive for Juventus will be the return of Leonardo Bonucci. The veteran defender, who was suspended for the Udinese match, was a big miss for Juventus in the tie, especially in the second half.

Sampdoria will be without the services of promising midfielder Ronaldo Vieira and Gambian centre back Omar Colley. Both picked up yellow cards in their last match against Genoa and will miss the Juventus tie due to suspension.

Defensive midfielder Albin Ekdal and winger Felice D'Amico, too, are set to miss out due to injuries.

Juventus vs Sampdoria head-to-head

Juventus and Sampdoria have gone head to head on 123 occasions in the Serie A, with the former winning 60, Sampdoria emerging on top 26 times and 37 ending in draws.

The two last met in this season’s reverse fixture at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in December, 209, with Juventus coming out as 2-1 winners. Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juve, while Gianluca Caprari grabbed the only goal for Sampdoria.

Players to watch out for

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, with 30 Serie A goals this season, is one behind Lazio’s Ciro Immobile in the Italian premier league’s top scorer’s chart. Knowing the Portuguese, he will be eager to add to his tally and leapfrog Immobile in the three remaining matches this season.

One more goal will also see him equal Felice Borel’s record of 31 Serie A goals in a single season for Juventus - which, till date, is the club record.

Sampdoria, meanwhile, will be counting on striker Manolo Gabbiadini and captain Fabio Quagliarella to fire all cylinders against the league leaders. Both have scored 11 goals each this season in the Serie A and will be pivotal to their team’s cause.

Where to watch Juventus vs Sampdoria live in India

The match between Juventus and Sampdoria will take place on July 27, with kickoff scheduled for 1:15 am in India. The match will be broadcast live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD and live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.

One more goal will also see him equal Felice Borel’s record of 31 Serie A goals in a single season for Juventus - which, till date, is the club record.

Sampdoria, meanwhile, will be counting on striker Manolo Gabbiadini and captain Fabio Quagliarella to fire all cylinders against the league leaders. Both have scored 11 goals each this season in the Serie A and will be pivotal to their team’s cause.

Where to watch Juventus vs Sampdoria live in India

The match between Juventus and Sampdoria will take place on July 27, with kickoff scheduled for 1:15 am in India. The match will be broadcast live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD and live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.

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