The standout match of the Serie A weekend sees champions Juventus play host to title rivals Roma in Saturday night’s action at the Juventus Stadium in Turin. Max Allegri’s side will be slight favourites due to home advantage but an away win would take Roma above the Old Lady despite having played a game less.
Where and when: Juventus Stadium – 16 December, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Juventus v Roma: BT Sport, bet365 live streaming
Last time: Roma defeated Juventus in Rome in May 3-1 after falling behind early on but each of the Giallorossi’s last two trips to Turin have ended in 1-0 defeats.
Juventus v Roma Predictions and Preview
This will be Juve’s third league game in four against a direct title rival following their 1-0 win in Naples and scoreless draw with Inter in recent weeks.
Accompanied with a comfortable victory in Bologna, they have reignited their title defence and sit only one point behind pacesetters Napoli at the top.
Roma sit only three points further back having played a game less and have lost only once in their last 14 league matches.
The capital side have lost each of their last seven visits to Turin and have failed to score in five of those clashes.
Juve are likely to stick with their 4-3-3 formation with Paulo Dybala reintroduced back into their attack while Roma are likely to deploy a similar formation, headed by Edin Dzeko.
Max Allegri’s side are favourites for this encounter at odds of 5/6 while a Roma victory is available at 4/1 with the draw priced at 5/2.
One to watch for Juventus: Paulo Dybala has scored 12 goals in 12 starts in Serie A this campaign and netted in both fixtures against Roma in the 2015/16 campaign. He is available at 11/10 to find the net anytime in this clash.
One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko has already hit eight league goals this campaign and netted the winning goal when these sides clashed in Rome two seasons ago. The Bosnian international striker is priced at 21/10 to find the net at any point in this fixture.
Long shot: Despite the sides not producing a 0-0 in their last 33 clashes, Juventus are on a run of six clean sheets in a row while Roma have not conceded in three games. Odds of 10/1 are available for the two defences to keep clean sheets in this one.