The Sunday evening action in Serie A sees league leaders and defending champions Juventus travel to fourth-placed Roma in the match of the weekend. The Turin giants are favourites for this clash but it could be a testing match against a dangerous opponent.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 12 January, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Torino vs. Inter: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Roma won this fixture last time out with goals from Alessandro Florenzi and Edin Dzeko in May, after Juventus had already wrapped up the league title. Juve have just one point from their last three league visits to Roma.
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|Cristiano Ronaldo anytime scorer||21/20||Offer|
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Roma vs. Juventus Predictions and Preview
Roma had picked up 13 points in five Serie A games but a damaging defeat at home to Torino last time out derailed their form.
Paulo Fonseca’s side remain in fourth spot but are now cut adrift of the top three and they are ahead of fifth-placed Atalanta by just one point.
Juventus ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at home to Cagliari last time out – with Cristiano Ronaldo netting a hat-trick – to recover from the disappointment of the Italian Super Cup defeat against Lazio.
Maurizio Sarri’s side have lost just once in the league this campaign – in Rome, against Lazio – and have won 14 of their 18 Serie A matches to date.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the visitors are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 5/4 with a Roma victory priced at 2/1 and the draw available at 5/2.
Just four goals have gone in across the last four meetings between these sides – who have two of the best four defences in the league – so under 1.5 goals is priced at 3/1 with under 2.5 at a tempting 20/21.
A ‘double chance’ on Roma to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 4/6 while a Juve win/draw outcome is at 1/3.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 13/5.
One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko is already into double figures of goals this campaign and scored in this fixture last season, he is priced at 7/5 to net in this game.
One to watch for Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo has 13 goals in his last 10 games for club and country and nine in his last seven for Juve, he is 21/20 to score here.
Long shot: Just four goals have gone in across the last four meetings of these sides while Juve have the second strongest defence in the league and Roma the fourth. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 11/1.