Roma vs Juventus Serie A Predictions

Roma vs Juventus Serie A
Roma vs Juventus Serie A

The match is over.
Score: 2-0.

This is the standout tie from the third from last round of league fixtures in Serie A as Roma, who are battling for a top four spot, host an out-of-form Juventus, who have already won the league title.

Predictions

Juventus are in an alarming run of form despite having already wrapped up the league title – they have just one victory from their last six games in all competitions.

Max Allegri’s side crashed out of the Champions League against Ajax and have dropped league points against SPAL, Inter and Torino.

Roma’s form has improved in recent weeks, they are unbeaten in six league games but still sit fifth in the standings and three points behind surprise package Atalanta.

That followed a damaging run of four defeats in five which saw Claudio Ranieri appointed but anything below fourth would represent a below-par campaign.

The hosts are slight favourites to continue their resurgence in form due to possessing home advantage and superior form over Juventus.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 1-0 triumph for the capital-based side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Juventus have just one win in their last six matches and even that was a narrow victory at home to Fiorentina and appear to be demotivated in the closing weeks. Roma are in strong form and are focused on securing a top four spot – they really need to be focusing on a minimum of seven points from their remaining three matches and will target a victory here, with it priced at 29/20 by 888Sport.

The last three meetings between the two sides have produced a paltry combined total of just two goals while five of their last six clashes would also result in a winning bet here. Both sides will be cautious in this tactical affair making this among the best online betting odds for this round of action, available at 3/1 with Unibet.

Statistics

Head to Head

Mario Mandzukic’s goal was enough to secure Juve a 1-0 win over Roma back in December and the meeting in this game last year, almost a year to the day, ended in a scoreless draw. The Turin-based side have won four of their last six in the fixture.

Stats

  • Three of the seven matches in which Juve have dropped points in Serie A this campaign have come in their last four matches in the division.
  • Max Allegri’s side remain 16 points clear of second-placed Napoli and a whopping 26 from Inter, in third, as they cruised to another league title.
  • Roma have the third strongest home record in Serie A with 10 wins and 35 points from their 17 matches.
  • Roma have conceded just one goal fewer than Bologna, in 15th, and two more than Udinese (17th).

A life-long Bury fan, Clay has realized his dreams of seeing his boyhood club reach the lofty heights of Premier League glory are very unlikely. Though currently living in London, Clay never misses the opportunity to watch his team on the stream. Often spotted at centre-back in Sunday League, Clay has settled for reporting on the top teams throughout Europe. He has recently taken a liking to the NFL, and hopes to be able to attend an NFL game at Wembley this year.

All Predictions by Clay McGibbon

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