A huge Serie A clash this weekend sees Juventus host Roma at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Sunday’s night’s fixture promises to tell us much about the progress of Max Allegri and Jose Mourinho in their new roles this season.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 17 October, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Juventus vs. Roma: BT Sport
Last time: Cristiano Ronaldo put Juventus into an early lead, before a Roger Ibanez own goal in the second half secured a 2-0 victory for the Old Lady in last season’s corresponding fixture in February.
Juventus v Roma Predictions and Preview
Juventus may head into this game as the favourites in the betting, but it’s Roma who boast the four-point lead over their hosts this weekend. The Giallorossi have made a solid start to the 2021-22 Serie A season, but they’ve lost their last two on the road and this is another stern test.
It’s a tough game for both managers to return from the international break with. Perhaps especially in the case of Allegri, who saw his side win four on the bounce before the brief hiatus. That run included a superb 1-0 victory over European kings Chelsea in the Champions League, as Juve continue to recover from losing two of their first three games of the new campaign, and drawing the other.
Roma enjoyed a polar opposite start to the season, winning their first three matches. They’re still perfect when enjoying home advantage, but they’ve lost their last two away games against Verona and Lazio, even if the latter is still technically on home soil. The visitors are the 16/5 underdogs coming into this Juventus v Roma previews.
The Bianconeri are the odd-on favourites at 10/11, but this will be far from an easy game, especially if the players fail to follow their manager’s instructions as in the early weeks of the season. Roma won 3-1 at the Allianz Stadium the season before last, while each team has won two of the last five meetings between the clubs. In what could be a close contest, a draw may be on the cards at 14/5.
One to watch for Juventus: Moise Kean made two substitute appearances for Italy in this month’s Nations League finals. He’ll hope to start this game, and is 6/1 to open the scoring in these Juventus v Roma predictions.
One to watch for Roma: Midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini scored for Italy against Spain during the international window, and he could be of interest at 11/1 in the first scorer market this weekend.
Long shot: Juventus have won two of their last three home games against Roma by two goals. The same outcome in these Juventus v Roma tips is 19/4, with a 3-1 victory for the Old Lady priced at 15/1. With Kean scoring first, those odds rise to 97/1.