At the Allianz Stadium, in the penultimate match of the eighth round of the Italian Serie A, Juventus hosts Roma in the hope of continuing their winning streak in an attempt to catch the top group.
Juventus, after a nightmarish start of two losses and two draws, terrified its numerous supporters not only in Turin and Italy, but slowly began to find itself after the Ronaldo era and with Massimiliano Allegri at the head of the team. This, together with the two clear successes in the Champions League over Malno with 3: 0 outside and especially the minimal but very sweet 1: 0 on this field over the current winners of the Chelsea trophy at this stadium, is already a guarantee that the grandmaster is out of his original condition. of weightlessness and numbness. Today, however, Mourinho and "Co" are visiting them with as many as five points more and it will not be easy, but "The Old Lady" is bound to look for a new fifth consecutive success in all tournaments after the heroic 3: 2 over Spezia outside and Sampdoria at home and no less important and difficult victories with 1: 0 over Chelsea in the Champions League and in the derby over Turin.
Roma have not conceded a draw since the start of the season, and this was extremely unusual for Italian teams, especially until a few decades ago. To the delight of the "Wolves", the victories - 5 are more than the defeats, two with 2: 3 in the visits of Verona and the fictitious of their fellow citizens from Lazio in the "Battle of Rome". It was very difficult for Mourinho's men to overcome Trabzonspor in the final playoff with 2: 1 as guests in the League of Nations to play in the groups of this new format, then we know very well that our representatives defeated CSKA with 5: 1 at Olimpico, then Zarya as guests with 3: 0. These 15 points earned in Serie A keep the "Jaloros" in the fourth temporary position, but today they meet a team determined to beat them to join the fight in the lead and it will not be easy to win an asset.
In 2018 - 2019 exchanged victories for the hosts - 1: 0 for Juventus and 2: 0 for the "Wolves". In 2019 - 2020 again exchanged successes, but for the guests - 2: 1 for the "Bianconeri" and 3: 1 for Roma. Last season, Olimpico drew in Rome - 2: 2
and won 2-0 for "Juve" on this field. With more than 2/1 favorites are the hosts, the computer tips are three and very real -1s, goal / goal and over 2.5 goals. Obviously, we will choose one of the three options, we rely on the top option based on the last victories of Juventus and with the highest rate of the three
Juventus against Roma
Juventus - Roma is a derby match not only for Italy. But also for Massimiliano Allegri and Jose Mourinho.
The guests from Rome will strive to keep their position in the Champions League. And at the same time keep Juve at a distance.
The hosts will aim to keep their series of 4 consecutive victories. With which they erased the terribly weak start of the season.
Will there be a goal show?
If we look only at football statistics , we will see that these are the 4th and 5th teams that have created the most goal positions in Serie A.
Like Roma, they are one of the teams that scored the most goals - 16 in 7 matches.
It's as if everything points us to another high-scoring match. What trend in this championship I had shared with you .
However, there are many other factors that are unlikely to happen this time.
News for injured players
For Roma in attack, Tammy Abraham returned injured after the meetings of the English national team.
And even if he does take part, he will be inferior.
And in defense, Mourinho will not be able to rely on Chris Smalling.
Juventus is still without Dibala and Morata in attack. But Bonucci returns to the defense.
For various reasons, the Juventus team may be deprived of the services of many of its Latin American players.
And the hosts are expected to use 7 Italians in their squad.
Probable lineups of Juventus and Roma
Juventus (4-4-2) Happy; Danilo, De Licht, Bonucci, De Silio; Quadrado, Bentancourt, Locatelli, Bernardeschi; Kijn, Kieza.
Roma (4-2-3-1): Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Ibanes, Vina; Cristante, Veretu; Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Shomurodov.
Prediction for Juventus - Roma
There is talk of a renaissance of the Italian style from the past with this Juventus team.
And that means only one thing. Low performance.
And indeed, the trend is in this direction.
Against Chelsea (1-0) and Torino (1-0), for example, Juventus allowed a total of only 3 accurate shots on goal.
I guess you are well acquainted with the style professed by Roma coach Jose Mourinho.
I am pleasantly surprised by the odds for less than 2.5 goals in this match.
This is also my prediction for the match.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Juventus is in a series of 6 games without a loss: 5-1-0.
- Juventus have conceded a goal in the last 10 home games in Serie A.
- Juve have won 11 of their last 12 home games against Roma.
- Roma have won just 1 of their last 10 Serie A visits: 1-2-7.
- There are over 2.5 goals in the last 7 away games of Roma.