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Serie A: Juve vs Samp

The defending champions Juventus will start defending their title with a match against Sampdoria at Allianz Stadium on Sunday. Last season, Samp finished 15th on the rankings with 42 points, while Juve took the championship with a double after collecting 83 points. The 6 most recent encounters with Sampdoria, Juventus have won 4 times and there are a total of 18 goals between the two teams.

Rarely in recent times Juventus has not conceded, Juve has been scored in 5 of their previous 6 matches with 9 goals. In the team's only pre-season friendly match last Sunday, Juventus defeated Novara with a jubilant 5-0 score. Their last official match was against Lyon in the Champions League, which the Old Lady won with a score of 2- 1, but that was not enough and Juve was eliminated from the tournament. Only 1 of their last 11 matches was the away winning team, 3 of the last 5 Juventus appearances have over 2.5 goals, while 2 matches saw both teams have goals. . Edin Dzeko will join Juventus in the coming days after the club reaches an agreement with Roma and the player.

Goals have been scored 20 times in the previous 6 matches that Sampdoria has played, averaging 3.33 goals per game, rival teams have scored 11 of these. Sampdoria's most recent victory in Turin originated in 2013 or 7 matches ago. Samdoria played 3 friendly matches in pre-season and didn't lose a single match, with 1 draw and 2 consecutive 3-0 wins. Their 4-match unbeaten streak extends to the final round of the previous Serie A campaign, without any of the last 5 Samp games and ends with a win in favor of the home team. 1 in their last 5 matches generated more than 2.5 goals with 3 matches also seeing goals in both teams. The last meeting between the two teams ended with a victory in favor of Juventus when they had a comfortable 2-0 victory on away field in July this year. No draw has been recorded in the last 11 encounters, while only 1 of the last 6 matches has been won by the away team. 3 out of 5 recent matches have more than 2.5 goals, while 2 matches saw goals in both teams.