Juventus had an underwhelming evening at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium on Monday evening, with Sampdoria holding them to a goalless draw. Juventus were held to a 0-0 draw by Sampdoria in their second game of the Serie A campaign on Monday, with the hosts coming closest to scoring when Mehdi Leris struck the post in early action. A draw at Sampdoria meant that the Bianconeri finished in fourth place, dropping points as they were without their cutting edge, while Chris Smalling led Roma to a 1-0 victory against RC Cremonese, two wins from two.
Adrien Rabiot saw his goal disallowed as Juve dropped points for the first time in the new Serie A campaign. Juventus were not inspired and failed to generate much against the resilient Samp in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Juventus failed to win in the first two games of the season for a third consecutive season after the Bianconeri had won their opening two games of a campaign in all four of their previous campaigns. The visitors will be frustrated to lose ground on Napoli, Roma, and Inter, all of whom have won their first two games, even though it is still early in the season. Sampdoria will be delighted to get their first point of the year in a match that many would have predicted they would drop, moving up to 16th.
After joining from Eintracht Frankfurt, Kostic made his complete Serie A debut, although he had trouble making an impression. Juventus will be looking to return to winning ways at home to Roma, who is third in the table, on Saturday, and Sampdoria will be looking to build on their opening points of the campaign at home to Saprissa with another away win at Saprissa on Sunday.
Juventus has a definite lead over the other team in 34 head-to-head games. They have drawn five, lost eight, and won 21 games. The most recent Serie A match between the two clubs saw Juventus defeat Roma 4-3. Due to injury, Paul Pogba of France, Federico Chiesa of Italy, and Kaio Jorge of Brazil will not be available to Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri. The fitness of Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and Argentine winger Angel Di Maria is in question. After Sampdoria picked up their first points of the season, keeper Emil Audero told DAZN that he had worked hard during training not to get caught flat-footed during the game’s closing moments.
Although it is still early, Juventus’ performance under Massimiliano Allegri’s guidance has not been impressive. The team have the potential to rule Serie A, and the presence of players like Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria will undoubtedly be beneficial.