Defending champion Juventus FC will look to extend its winning run to three games as they take on the challenge of second running squard AS Roma in a 2016-2017 serie.Juventus vs Roma Match Preview, Team News, Prediction
A season match schedule on Saturday, December 17 at the Juventus Stadiam.
Juventus vs Roma Match Preview, Team News, Prediction
Seria A leader Juventus will face second placed Roma in Turin as Italian football awaits arguably the biggest game of the season so far.
Defending champions Juventus defeated a strong Atalanta side and also won the Turin derby against Torino to show their title credentials once again. The Old Lady were criticized before these games, but they surely have won over the critics on the back of their solid performances in recent games.
Similarly, as Roma has prepared for this game well justified by their three straight wins, most notably beating AC Millan in the last game. This is a must win game for the Giallorossi as they can move just a point behind Juventus on the league table. But a loss means they will be seven points behind the leaders and step back in their march for the Seria A title.
Team news : Juventus vs Roma
Juventus supremo massimiliano Alleegri is reportedly considering switching from three-man to four-man defense inorder to give more freedomto creative midfielder Miralem Pjamic between midfielder and attack. Howeerer, the former Roma star is racing against time to be fit for this crucial match.
Juventus has full squad fit, barring the absence of Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci, for this game. So Allegri will have to make some though decisions in order to address the playing demands of his key players. It will be interesting to see if Paul Dybala starts alongside Gonzalo Higuain attack.
Striker Mario Mandzukic has been playing well in recent games. So, there will be unhappy faces whatever Max Allegri Chooses in his lineup in this game.
Bruno Peres was injured in the last match. So, manager Luciano Spalletti will not be able to count on the Brazillian winger-cum-right-back, reports Italian Football Daily. Antonio Rudeiger may be used to deputize at right-back once again.
Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah was ruled out previously until February, but he was recovered quicker than expected. However, it will be too soon for him to play against the Old Lady.
Juventus vs Roma : Head to Head
Total games : 164
Juventus wins : 78
Roma wins : 38
Draws : 48
Juventus vs Roma : Prediction
Both teams look strong heading into this mouth-watering contest. The games has no real favorite and the small events during the games will decide the winner. However, we predict the match to end without a clear result.
Final Predicted Score : Juventus 2-2 Roma