Action returns to the Italian Serie A this weekend after few weeks of rest from the grueling 2019/20 season in which Juventus emerged as champions again albeit not in the spectacular fashion their previous triumphs had been.

Even though many are being cautious of what the future holds for Juve under their rookie manager Andrea Pirlo, it is expected they would start out with a bang against Sampdoria who they would be hosting in Turin on Sunday.

Juventus recorded a double over Sampdoria last season in Serie A with Bianconeri winning 2-1 in the away fixture before returning to the J Stadium to win 2-0.

In both games, Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the Old Lady and it is not unlikely that the Portuguese will hit the ground running from matchday 1 on Sunday as he continues to chase more and more records with Juventus.

Juventus have won eight of their last 10 matches against Sampdoria. The Blucerchiati won just two of their last 10 games versus the Bianconeri. Two of the last six meetings between the clubs were won by Sampdoria, however, Claudio Ranieri’s team won those games playing at home.

For some exciting prospects of making some cool cash with Betpay this weekend, you can expect Juventus to be in firm control right from the first half and a mouthwatering 1.75  odds is up for the taking.

With Sampdoria shipping in 65 goals in the league last season, one can explore the option of Sunday’s tie producing over 2.5 goals especially as Juventus are not necessarily tightened at the back having also conceded 43 goals last season and there are no major changes in their backline for this new campaign.

Betpay offers an impressive 1.5 odds for over 2.5 goals

Prediction

Juventus 3-1 Sampdoria

Odds for straight win is 1.29

Other games

Fiorentina v Torino

Fiorentina were a decent side last season and they have a good chance of kicking off with a victory, after their last two home games brought six points and no goals conceded. One of those wins was against this weekend’s opponents Torino, who have been active in the market themselves but are expected to fall short in Tuscany.

Prediction:

Fiorentina 2-1 Torino

Odds for straight win for home team is 1.80

Verona v Roma

Roma will be disappointed to have missed out on the top four last season, and with teams strengthening around them an opening day win would be a big boost. They have a tough test at Verona, who posted solid underlying numbers to secure a top-half finish last time out. The Giallorossi can eke out a narrow win which betpay is offering some huge odds for

Prediction

Verona 1-2 Roma

Odds for straight win for away team is 2.00

Genoa v Crotone

Having escaped relegation by the whiskers lasts season, Genoa would sure know they need all the points they can amass early enough.

A home game against newly-promoted Crotone will surely be in the list of winnable games for Genoa.

But with Crotone’s striking power, expect them to score so going for both sides to score which Betpay offers 1.70 odds is cool

Prediction

Genoa 2-1 Crotone

Odds for straight win for home team is 1.90

Sassuolo v Cagliari

Sassuolo’s attack caused problems for plenty of high flyers last season as they posted a comfortable top-half finish, and more of the same can be expected against Cagliari this weekend. The home side should nick this one even if it is with the slightest of margins

Prediction

Sassuolo 2-1 Cagliari

Odds for straight win for home team is 1.95

Parma v Napoli

Napoli showed plenty of promise under Rino Gattuso at the end of last season, and have added firepower with the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille for a club record fee. They should be too strong for a Parma side and one can count on this fixture to deliver over 2.5 goals which Betpay offers 1.55 odds

Prediction

Parma 1-2 Napoli

Odds for straight win for away team is 1.65

AC Milan v Bologna

Milan’s form at the end of last season was enough to earn Stefano Pioli a proper crack at the job, and he has the squad to launch a top-four push this season. In case you hadn’t guessed, this means they’re strong favourites to see off Bologna,

Prediction

AC Milan 3-0 Bologna

Odds for straight win for home team is 1.60

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