Sampdoria vs Juventus: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Grey Whitebloom
Juventus knocked Sampdoria out of the Coppa Italia in January
Juventus knocked Sampdoria out of the Coppa Italia in January / Stefano Guidi/GettyImages

A struggling Sampdoria side face one of Italy's most in-form teams when they host Juventus in Serie A on Saturday evening.

Samp have lost eight of their last ten matches in all competitions, including a January Coppa Italia exit at the hands of Juve. The Old Lady haven't lost a league game since November and boast a six-point buffer ahead of Roma in fifth.

Here's all you need to know about the meeting between this pair in contrasting form.

How to watch Sampdoria vs Juventus on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 12 March, 17:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Luigi Ferraris
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 3 (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube
Referee? Paolo Valeri
VAR? Gianluca Aureliano

Sampdoria team news

Nicola Murru
Nicola Murru earned a suspension last weekend / Marco Luzzani/GettyImages

Only Jose Mourinho's hot-headed Roma side have collected more yellow cards than Samp this season. Left-back Nicola Murru notched up his suspension-inducing fifth of the campaign last weekend.

Manolo Gabbiadini won't be able to add to his tally of six goals this season - which he accrued in six consecutive games bizarrely - as he nurses a knee injury he suffered at the start of February.

Long-term absentee Mikkel Damsgaard is also a doubt having missed the last five months with a hamstring concern.

Juventus team news

Weston McKennie
Weston McKennie picked up an injury in Juve's Champions League first leg against Villarreal / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Massimiliano Allegri ruled Weston McKennie out for the rest of the campaign after Juve's narrow victory over Spezia last weekend, joining Federico Chiesa on the list of 2022/23 returnees.

Juve are particularly stretched in defence with the experienced duo of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci significant doubts until later in March. Full-backs Mattia De Sciglio and Alex Sandro are also expected to be sidelined for the next few weeks with knee and muscle complaints respectively.

Winter arrival Denis Zakaria has been placed on a similar recovery trajectory after his bright start in Turin.

Paulo Dybala did return to training ahead of the Spezia win but was left out of the squad as a precaution for any recurrence given his injury-riddled history.

Sampdoria vs Juventus head-to-head record

Sampdoria may have lost their last five Serie A games against Juve (conceding at least twice each time) but boast a respectable home record against Italy's most successful club.

Since 2013, Samp have beaten Juve at the Luigi Ferraris three times. Only two other clubs - Roma (four) and Napoli (five) - have recorded more home victories over the Bianconeri in this time frame.

Sampdoria vs Juventus score prediction

Both sides suffer from a blunt edge in front of goal. Of Samp's top four scorers, the injured Gabbiadini is a relative spring chicken at 30 alongside Francesco Caputo (34), Antonio Candreva (35) and the cult-hero former Juve man himself, 39-year-old Fabio Quagliarella.

Almost half the league have found the net more often than Juve this term. Yet, only two sides have conceded fewer despite the spate of injuries at the back. This weekend, Juve may well continue to grind out points in their pursuit of the top four - if not more.

Prediction: Sampdoria 0-1 Juventus