It is Juventus vs. Roma, two big rivals and two teams who always attract the attention once meeting. The Old Lady played very well recently, showing incredible mental power and overcoming multiple challenges, while being under the constant pressure of the media and the public. As for AS Roma, the team from the capital bounced back in the saddle following a three-game negative skid that saw them getting eliminated from Coppa Italia, among other things.
Juventus is near perfect in the previous 10 matches, with the only loss coming against Inter in Serie A. However, the Old Lady got even for that defeat this midweek beating Nerazzurri 1-2 in Coppa Italia first leg, with that being the first match following four consecutive in which they’ve allowed a goal
After a period in which the defense had some problems, not looking the way it should, Adrea Pirlo’s guys tightened up the situation and became almost impenetrable. On the other side, the attack was working, as usual, scoring at least two goals in nine matches during the above-mentioned stretch.
Roma defeated Spezia and Verona in the past two matches, both of them at home, with a total goal difference of 7-4, erasing what was a very unpleasant experience once Il Lupi suffered elimination at home against Spezia in Coppa Italia. A 0-3 loss was a slap in the face, and the second defeat in a row, with the same result. The previous one being against Lazio in Derby Della Capitale.
Paulo Fonseca’s side plays efficient and eventful football, with only one match in the past then seeing under 2.5 goals, and three without scores on both sides. That especially refers to the meetings at home, where we saw four or more goals in five of the latest seven contests.
Head to Head Matches
The previous three games saw both teams to score and over 3.5 goals, and all of them were pretty exciting. The record was neutral here, with both Juve and Roma winning and posting one draw. Most recent match in Turin, finished with Roma’s 1-3 victory.
Juve plays well, while Roma indicated its rise over the past two events. Both sides are scoring goals frequently, and it should be no different in Saturday’s event, which is why we suggest betting on a high-efficiency. Over 2.5 goals are set at 0.60, and if you add both teams to score, besides this pick, the odds at BetXChange are rising to 0.75. We need to say that this is a very good offer. Juve is the favorite, but knowing that the Serie A is a bit more unpredictable this year, we won’t push into staking money on the Old Lady’s victory.
What is the Situation in the Standings
Right now, AC Milan tops Serie A, with 46 points, two steps ahead of their local rivals, Inter. Roma is third with 40 points, while Juve has one fewer, but with a game in hand, which is a great asset for the champions.
Napoli follows the Old Lady, with 37 points, the same as Lazio, but the team from the south also has one game to play.
This is a unique chance for Juve to reach back into the championship race, and if they beat Roma and that one game in hand, Pirlo’s boys will cut the gap to one point away from Rossoneri.