Juventus will be looking to make it back to back Serie A wins as they kick start their new 2020-21 season campaign. The side will be travelling to Stadio Olimpico to take on side Roma. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 9:45 pm.
Roma has been steadily fighting to get back into the top four with the previous season ending at sixth and last season at fifth. Paulo Francesca started with a disappointing 3-0 loss to Verona. Controversy rocked the camp with the win going the other way round after filing an illegible player before the start of the match.
Midfielder Diawara did not make the team sheet till the last minute. The incident caused an uproar among the fanbase with the mediocre display costing the side their first win of the new season.
Things were different for the Old Lady who got off to a winning start last weekend. A 3-0 win over Sampdoria was impressive with new signing Kuleveski earning his first goal for the club. Cristiano Ronaldo opened his scoring account last weekend.
The side recently boosted their midfield with the arrivals of Arthur and Mckennie. The Old Lady recently received Alvaro Morata on loan from Atletico Madrid with an option to buy. Andre Pirlo is keen on cutting short the contract of veteran midfielder Sami Khedira like Higuain’s deal.
Roma vs Juventus Head to Head
Both sides have 34 games against each other with Roma taking home nine wins while Juventus with 19 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Hellas Verona 3-0 Roma
Cagliari 2-2 Roma
Frosinone 1-4 Roma
Roma 4-2 Sambenedettese
Sevilla 2-0 Roma
Juventus 3-0 Sampdoria
Juventus 5-0 Novara
Old Lady 2-1 Lyon
Juventus 1-3 Roma
Cagliari 2-0 Roma
Roma Team News
Nico Zaniolo recently picked up a nasty ankle injury that forced a surgery ruling him out of several weeks. Diego Perotti remains a doubt this weekend with a thigh strain. With links to the old Lady died down, Dzeko looks set to lead the attacking line this Sunday.
Juventus Team News
It remains a doubt whether Morata could earn a start in his former club or start on the bench with Ronaldo leading the attacking line. Alex Sandro remains sidelined with a muscular problem. An injury boost is Paul Dybala from a thigh injury.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a close call this Sunday against the two sides, but Juventus hold the upper hand to get the job done.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5