There aren’t many teams out there that look capable of beating Juventus, especially not at Allianz Stadium in Turin. But, AS Roma will certainly try it this Saturday evening. Will they be able to make a big upset and cause Juve their first defeat of the season in Serie A? Highly unlikely, but before you put all your money on Juventus, you better learn more about this game. And to do that, you gotta read the Juventus vs AS Roma prediction and betting tips.
This is the team that won the trophy of the Italian Serie A each time in the past 7 seasons. And they’re on the road to doing the same once again. With 15 wins and only one draw, Juve are confident at the top of the table. And everyone seems to agree that they’re going to win their 8th Serie A title in a row.
What makes Juventus so strong is that most of the players who led this team to the trophy last season are still in the squad. But, there’s one major difference – Juventus now have Cristiano Ronaldo wearing their shirt.
With CR7 in the team, Juventus’ ambitions have gone seriously upwards. This team has set their eyes on the Champions League title. But, that completion returns in February and till then, they can focus entirely on Serie A. And this means that we can expect them to do their utmost in the game with AS Roma.
Same as Juve, Roma also booked a spot in the Champions League and can now focus on their league performances. But, unlike Juventus, they don’t seem to have the player quality needed to compete for the trophy. Still, they surely want to finish the season among the top 4, but that won’t be easy considering that there are several teams that have the same plan.
Of course, they will try to achieve that, but it won’t be easy. It won’t be easy for several reasons, starting with the fact that one of their best players, Edin Dzeko, is out injured. Another reason why that might be the case is that this team is struggling at the back.
In fact, AS Roma have allowed at least a goal in every single game since October when they beat CSKA Moscow 3:0. And in each of their previous 5 matches (counting all competitions), AS Roma allowed 2 goals.
And the reason why they’ve been conceding so many goals is that their defense is just not good enough. Sure, the same defenders that played well last season are still in the club, but you mustn’t forget that in the past, their mistakes were fixed by Alisson. AS Roma’s new goalie, Olsen, just doesn’t have the same abilities as the current Liverpool keeper.
- Juan Cuadrado (injury)
- Andrea Barzagli (injury)
- Joao Cancelo (injury)
- Sami Khedira (doubtful)
AS Roma absentees:
- Edin Dzeko (injury)
- Lorenzo Pellegrini (doubtful)
- Stephan El Shaarawy (doubtful)
Szczesny – Bonucci, Chiellini, De Sciglio, Alex Sandro – Can, Matuidi, Pjanic – Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic
Olsen – Manolas, Fazio, Jesus, Florenzi, Kolarov – N’Zonzi, Cristante, De Rossi – Under, Kluivert
Juventus vs AS Roma Prediction
I have absolutely no doubt Juventus will win this. There are much, much stronger than any other team in the Serie A and considering that they’re playing at home, you can expect them to win big. Sure, their head-to-head records suggest otherwise, but I think we’ll see Juve thrashing Roma this time.
Juventus vs AS Roma Betting Tips
- Juventus @1.44 (bet365)
- Juventus AH -1.5 @2.30 (1XBet)