The Serie A receives a treat this Saturday as champions Juventus welcome AS Roma as either team seeks to be in third place when the weekend’s round of fixtures comes to a close.
Roma are currently sitting in third place with 40 points, one ahead of the hosts who are in fourth place.
Both teams come into the game on the back of two consecutive wins and will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce but this will not come easy with all that’s at stake for them.
Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, who just turned 36, will be the main man to watch as he seeks to continue his brilliant goal scoring run for the Turin giants. He has scored an impressive 23 goals in 22 games.
SportPesa Kenya’s blog has a look at all surrounding this game for all looking to place a wager on the potential outcome.
What time does Juventus vs Roma start?
The game kicks off at 8pm Kenyan time at the Allianz Stadium.
Juventus vs Roma team news
Paulo Dybala resumed training this week and could potentially make an appearance most likely from the bench as he continues his run to return to full match fitness.
Ronaldo will definitely lead the attacking line and we will have to wait to see if Alvaro Morata will get a starting berth after coming off the bench in the last two games.
Dejan Kulusevski had a great outing during Juventus Coppa Italia win against Juventus and could get the nod.
For the visitors, Chris Smalling is likely to be sidelined with a strain in his left thigh. Nicolo Zanioli is a long-term absentee for the Giallorossi and Pedro Rodriguez is also expected to miss out.
Juventus vs Roma head to head
Out of the 49 matches that these two teams have played against each other, Juventus have won 25 of them compared to Roma’s 11 games.
Another 13 matches have ended in a draw, including a 2-2 stalemate the last time these sides met on September 27 last year.
Ronaldo bagged a brace in that fixture and Jordan Veretout scored as many goals for Roma.
Juventus vs Roma current form
A 2-0 defeat to rivals Inter Milan is the only loss Juventus have suffered in their last 5 games.
Aside from that loss, they have won the remaining 4 games, scoring 10 times and conceding just 2 goals.
Roma on the other hand have won three from the last five outings, losing once to Roma and another stalemate against Inter.
Juventus vs Roma prediction
This game has the potential to be a cracker of an encounter with plenty of goals, but the home side are expected to edge their opponents with the kind of form they are in.
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