Juventus vs Roma Predictions and Betting : The 119th season of the Italian top-tier football league, Italian Serie A, took off on the 19th September with Fiorentina defeating Torino to get their first points of the season.
But the most important match of the first week was the one that involved the defending champions Juventus. The Italian giants took on a Sampdoria in what was a one-sided affair at their home, Juventus Stadium in Turin.
Juventus scored thrice while Sampdoria struggled for ball and were never really in the game.
In the second week, the Juventus are given a tougher challenge in Roma on Sunday night. AS Roma had a decent 2019 season despite going trophy less and are looking for an inspiring 2020 season.
They started their campaign against Verona but couldn’t convert their chance into goals as the clash ended in 3-0 defeat for Roma. With a tough challenge coming up next, the Roma players will have to play out of their skins to pose a formidable challenge.
Juventus vs Roma Soccer Predictions and Betting Tips
Roma vs Juventus Predictions and Betting: Recent Form
Juventus had a fantastic year in their home country to win the Serie A for the 36th time and finishing as runners-up in Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana.
Their European campaign was cut short out when they drew against Lyon with their opponents having an away goal in the round of 16 after the restart of the season.
The main contributor was one of the greats Cristiano Ronaldo who scored 37 goals for the team in all competitions. They would be hoping to dominate the Italian leagues once again and would like to move further up in the Europen competitions.
In the last five outings, Juventus has three wins including a 3-0 victory against Sampdoria in the season opener. The losses came against Roma and Cagliari just after the restart of the season.
A S Roma had that kind of a season where they weren’t the best nor were, they among the worst performers. In the Italy’s top league, they had a decent finish to the season with a 5th place finish after 21 wins that ensured them a spot in the Europa League.
Roma made it to the quarter finals of the Coppa Italia and were knocked out at the round of 16 by the current Europa League winners Sevilla. Their cause was helped by Edin Dzeko who finished as the top scorer with 19 goals.
Roma had their last clash against Hellas Verona and Verona had a 3-0 win against Roma.
Juventus vs Roma Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head
Even though this seems like a giant taking on an underdog like Roma, the head-to-head and the history between the teams tell a different story with Roma having their own share of success when they have played Juventus.
The players in both the teams are looking in great touch and shape which paves way for some quality football for the weekend.
Roma and Juventus have met on 48 occasions until now with Juventus leading with 25 wins whereas Roma has managed 11 victories along with 12 close clashes ending in a stalemate.
On average, both teams have scored 2.5 goals per match in direct contests. In the last five matches between the teams, Roma has two triumphs including their most recent meeting in August.
On the flip side, Juventus have three victories but haven’t been dominant ones like they play against others.
Juventus vs Roma Predictions and Betting: Offensive and Defensive stats
The Juventus were right on the money in their opening game at home. They dominated the proceedings with 67% possession and made twice as more passes than their opponents along with 8 shots on target in which three of them were converted.
The team is expected again to go with a 3-4-1-2 formation for the game.
Roma on the other hand had everything in control but couldn’t convert any of the four shots on target. They lead the possession chart as well as the pass accuracy but couldn’t end the stalemate until the last minute.
They are expected to field a 3-4-2-1 combination for this all-important clash.
Former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was back to his best in the first game with a goal in the second half. He had an assist and was a constant threat for the defense. He is enjoying 90.6% success in passes and has been involved in 4 goals and an assist in last five starts. He also has 10 shots per game and two key passes per game that might prove crucial in the next clash.
He will be accompanied by the newcomer Dejan Kuluseveski who had an exceptional debut with a brace in the opener. The 20-year old has 83% pass success along with 2 dribbles, 1 shot per game and a key pass per game.
They have to be supported by attacking mid-fielder Aaron Ramsey who was exceptional in the first game by creating lots of chances.
Looking at Roma, it is expected for Edin Dzeko to return to the Roma squad after speculations about him moving to Juventus. He missed the first match against Verona but has 2 shots per game, 2 key passes and close to 70% pass success.
The AS Roma Star Diego Perotti is a doubt with a thigh strain. He may miss today's clash against Juventus.
Henrikh Mkhitarayan took responsibility of the frontline in the first match but missed two big chances that might have given them the much-needed boost. He enjoys 5 shots per game and has score 3 goals in the last four outings.
Pedro and Pellegrini are expected to create more chances as the wingers with former Chelsea player having 78.4% pass success and 4 shots per game.
The defense of the Juventus looked rock solid in the first game that helped them hold a clean sheet. Leonardo Bonucci looked comfortable and composed with regular tackles and clears. He followed up with a goal which was icing on the cake. The center back enjoys 1 tackle, 1.7 interceptions and 3.7 clears per game.
Danilo also did a wonderful job for the team with regards to aerial duels as well as providing crosses. He has a 95% pass success along with one dribble, three clears and a block in each match.
Giorgio Chiellini is another quality defender who has close to 90% success in passes along with 6.5 clears per game in the recent games and is someone who provides goods in pressure situations.
However the Left back Alex Sandro is out for several weeks due to injury.
The Roma’s defense has often been vulnerable to opposition’s attack with Cristante, Mancini and Ibanez guarding the backline.
Ibanez picked up from where he left with 81 touches and completed 75% of his passes along with winning 14 duels in the first game.
Cristante who was the center back was unimpressive with just close to 60% pass success, 1 tackle and 1.5 fouls per game. The defender will have to take his game to the next level of he has to survive.
But the most impressed player was Leonardo Spinazzola who had six dribbles, one shot on target and created two big chances before full time. He is proving to be an asset and the management should make sure that he is taken care of.
Juventus vs Roma Soccer Predictions and Betting: News Buzz
Roma vs Juventus Serie A prediction and betting analysis and match preview
The match is scheduled on 27th September on a Sunday night at the Stadio Olimpico which is Roma’s backyard. The predictions and the betting platforms have expected a close contest with close odds for both the teams, but they still seem to favor Juventus over Roma going into the clash even though the hosts might spring a surprise.