Check out the team news for Juventus Vs Sampdoria in Serie A 2020-21 season opener as Juventus look to kick off their title defense.
The Bianconeri will be in action for the first time on Sunday night against Sampdoria to begin league title defense. Juve will be chasing a 10th successive Serie A crown under their new manager Andrea Pirlo. With major focus going to be on how the experienced Italian will perform for the club he represented as a player.
While the former Juve midfielder has remained calm on his plans for this season, it seems as though an eye-catching style of play is on the cards. So, definitely Juventus Vs Sampdoria will give us the taste of what we would expect from this Juve side.
Juventus Vs Sampdoria: Predicted XI
Juventus Team News
Manager, Andrea Pirlo will be without about four key players for his debut game in charge of this Juve side. Thus, he might consider to name a makeshift line-up, as opposed to what he could have in mind when he is with a full squad.
Out for the night would be the players in Paulo Dybala (thigh problems), Federico Bernadeschi (thigh problems), Matthijs de Ligt (shoulder surgery), and Alex Sandro (thigh problems).
Hence, Andrea Pirlo is expected to structure his line-up to take the form of his old Juventus boss Antonio Conte in a 3-5-2 formation.
In the goal, Wojciech Szczesny is expected to retain his spot ahead of Pirlo’s former teammate Gigi Buffon. At the same time, Giorgio Chiellini will hopefully make a return to the starting line-up since De Ligt is unavailable, to Bonucci and Danilo, completing him in the back three set-ups.
In the middle of the park, summer signing Arthur Melo may take on a deep midfield role for his Bianconeri bow, while Aaron Ramsey could be set for a surprise start in a five-person midfield. Juan Cuadrado and Mattia De Sciglio may see their role advanced from their usual full-backs to a more attacking system. And Andrien Rabiot completes the five-person midfield.
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, will be hoping to get a new attacking partner for the game and many see Dejan Kulusevski as the ideal option.
Sampdoria Team News & Possible Line-up
Last season, Claudio Ranieri experienced a decent start to life in Luigi Ferraris Stadium, but can he prove his managerial tactics a way better this time? Helping steady Sampdoria in top-flight football is good but a better finish than 15th place will so much please the fans.
The former Chelsea and Leicester City manager only has two injury candidates and he is set to be with almost a full squad. Only Felice D’Amico and Manolo Gabbiadini are the doubts for the game. However, Kristoffer Akildsen and Antonio Palumbo will serve suspensions for the visitors.
As a result, the manager is expected to set up his squad ina 4-4-2 formation with former Juventus goalie Emil Audero in goal for the visitors. While a back four of Bartosz Bereszynski, Omar Colley, Maya Yoshida, and Tomasso Augello could be imminent.
We look forward to seeing Albin Ekdal and Jakub Jankto to be key players for Sampdoria in the middle of the park, and Morten Thorsby may even provide some defensive support to allow the likes of Ekdal to push forward. Fabio Depaoli, moreover, could start on the right flank.
2018-19 Serie A top goalscorer Fabio Quagliarella is expected to be partnered by Federico Bonazzoli in a deadly strike for the Sampdoria team.
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