Description: JUV Vs SAM Fantasy Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: New life begins for Juventus under new leadership as the club looks to win a tenth successive title this season
They might have won Serie A for a record time the last time around but it was clear that Juventus were far from worthy champions. Finishing just the solitary point over Inter Milan along with being shunted out of the Champions League at the quarter-final round only saw the club opt for a change of management.
Sarri was relieved of his duties within a year only with the move receiving mixed response. Where some were glad to see the back of a manager to had clearly downgraded the side’s dominance, others were left baffled at Juventus’ decision to let go of the Italian despite him registering a title triumph in his first season.
What further gave strength to that argument was the club’s decision to reign in Pirlo as the new manager. Yet to manage a club, the inexperienced pick raised many questions with a bevy of fingers being pointed at the side for their decision.
Pirlo will be looking to silence these naysayers when he takes charge of the team for the first time today. For reigning champions Juventus, this opening match is all about putting to bed the string of issues which took centrestage and diminished the side’s title celebrations.
And they couldn’t have asked for a better side to open their title defence this term. In Sampdoria, they are taking on a team which lost half of its encounters last season, a side which survived relegation by just seven points to end up in 15th place.
This is a side Juventus will rub into the floor, one they flow apart and rip into shreds today.
Probable Playing 11
- Matthijs, Dybala, Federico and Alex are all going to fail to make the cut for Juventus with the quartet injured.
Szczesny, Danilo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Cuadrado, Rabiot, Arthur, Ramsey, Pellegrini, Kulusevski, Ronaldo
Audero, Bereszynski, Colley, Yoshida, Augello, Depaoli, Thorsby, Ekdal, Jankto, Bonazzoli, Quagliarella
Serie A 2020-21
Match: Juventus Vs Sampdoria
Date And Time: 21st September, Monday- 12:15am IST
Venue: Allianz Arena, Turin
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Ronaldo: 31 Goals, 5 Assists
- Quagliarella: 11 Goals, 3 Assists
JUV Vs SAM Picks
Sampdoria’s Emil Audero will be our shot stopper for the upcoming scrimmage. The goal-keeper is going to faceoff against an onslaught today as Juventus mercilessly come out hammer and tongs on the day.
His fortitude and vigour will serve him well infront of this carnage to see the goal-keeper accumulate some solid save points today.
Despite going on a decline defensively in the foregone edition of the league as the league returned after the lockdown, Juventus still managed to hang onto their identity of the league’s best defence. The side let in the least amount of goals past it, a backline which can easily emulate that this season as well.
The club will be looking to come hot out of the blocks right from match one with a cleansheet against Sampdoria not the trickiest thing to pull off. It sees us opt for a triad from the club, one made up of Giorgio Chiellini, Leandro Bonucci and Luca Pellegrini.
Arthur Melo’s transfer ended up causing turmoil at Barcelona. The decision to depart with the midfielder in place of Miralem Pjanic who was approaching the end of his career was a move which left many flummoxed.
However, Juventus were delighted at the bargain they ended up getting. The side clearly ended up as the winners in that swap with the midfielder set to make his debut for the club come today.
Juan Cuadrado versatility and ability to make him presence felt in both the dockets see us make him the second pick from the home side. With Dybala and Bernardeschi both out, Aaron Ramsey could end up getting an elevated role at the club, one which could see him finally fill his shoes after a season of lacklustre showings.
Sampdoria on the other hand see us repose faith in a partnership. The side managed to stave off relegation last season by thrusting everything it had in attack with these two names being crucial to that gameplan.
Albin Ekdal and Jakub Jankto are well endowed names, players who posses a sprawling skill set to see both be nailed down by us for this one.
He might have missed out on the Golden Boot last season but Cristiano Ronaldo’s 31 goals and 5 assists for Juventus saw him be guide his side towards the glistening trophy. Sampdoria meanwhile will also see us roll in their top scorer from last season with Fabio Quagliarella piling on 11 goals for his side last term.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Juventus’s leading scorer the last time around, Ronaldo will captain our side while Ramsey is the vice-captain.
Audero, Chiellini, Bonucci, Pellegrini, Ramsey, Ekdal, Melo, Jankto, Cuadrado, Ronaldo, Fabio
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