Italy: Serie A
Match start: 15:00 (GMT+1)
For four days (from 19th of November till 22nd of November) the defending champion of Italy will spend two official matches. At first, it would be the away calendar match of the 13th round of Serie A against Sampdoria. And then, the team of Massimiliano Allegri at its home Juventus Stadium will host Barcelona in frames of the 5th round of group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Prior to these matches the most honorable club of calcio in both tournaments is the main opponent for the leaders.
For the second time it takes the second line!
It is obvious, that if we need to choose the primary match out of two forthcoming than it will become the Champions league battle of clubs from Catalonia that will be held on Wednesday, on the 22nd of November.
As despite of the national championship, where the battle of Napoli against Inter is in future, only two rounds are left and the group stage of Europa Cup championship will end. And for today, the position of Juventus at the 4th group is not very stable:
Group D: Barcelona – 10, Juventus – 7, Sporting – 4, Olympiacos – 1;
Definite squad rotation
Last Monday Italian football experienced the most humiliating defeat. As for the first time over the past 60 years the national team of the country (squadra azzura) hadn’t managed to get into the World Cup.
And certain part of guilty because of such fiasco lies on the leading players of Juventus - Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini. It is quite obvious that the coaching staff of the champion decided not to use Italian stars for the nearest game against the Genoese club.
Such great team as Juventus can find any football players it needs even such irreplaceable as Gianluigi Buffon.
But now, the most interesting question is, will the Genoese club of Marco Giampaolo be able to use current squad rotation? Here is the most actual the bet made on scored goals by both teams.
Sampdoria – 7.00, draw – 4.00, Juventus – 1.53;
Our tip: both teams to score (yes) - odds 1.80 Bet365