Sunday’s football fixtures should see plenty of fireworks. We have two derbies: In north London between Arsenal and Spurs and Rome between Roma and Lazio. We’ll also check out two of the in-form teams in Ligue Un where Marseille take on Lens.
Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona have now gone three games without a win – surely they can beat Levante though? But first, it’s the early kickoff in the Serie A where Juventus host Sampdoria.
Juventus have steadily been improving over their last three matches, beating Malmo 0-3 in the Champions League, drawing 1-1 with AC Milan and beating Spezia 2-3 midweek. They’re a long way from the finished product but the signs are there that Juventus could be back to their best over the coming weeks. Sampdoria share the same stats as Juve in the league, one win, two draws and two losses.
Samp have only won one of their last 10 matches away to Juventus, the home side winning seven and two level. Juve have won all six of the most recent encounters and Sampdoria have only scored in two of those six games. However, the Old Lady have failed to keep a single clean sheet over their last 10 home Serie A matches and with Sampdoria averaging a goal per game they should trouble Juve’s shaky defence. Both Teams to Score looks decent but Juventus are improving and they should make it seven from seven wins against Samp here.