Let’s take a look at the preview and betting predictions of Serie A’s upcoming match between AS Roma and Juventus at Olympic Stadium.
The Italian Serie A begins for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus on Sunday against AS Roma. A match that is set to take place at Olympic Stadium in Rome between two of the most important clubs in the country. The reigning Serie A champions begin their assault on the tenth consecutive league title and make history as one of the few clubs to ever accomplish this feat. We are talking about the main event of a busy Sunday filled with football throughout Europe, but Juventus definitely takes the spot for a few different reasons.
For one, we get to watch Cristiano Ronaldo start a new season in league football. The Portuguese star will attempt to win his third consecutive Serie A trophy with the ‘Old Lady’. He also meets again with Pedro, a formidable opponent he had in the Spanish La Liga from his Real Madrid days.
AS Roma Form & Team Stats
The local squad has the same objective as every other season. They don’t fight for the title but they do try to make it to the Champions League every year. Sadly, they didn’t make it to this season’s Champions League after ending the competition in fifth place with 70 points. It’s obvious that the two main transfers of the season should be the ones who help the Roman squad reach new heights this season.
Carles Perez arrived on a definite transfer from Barcelona after a one-year loan. But the man everyone is talking about is Pedro. The former Chelsea player is a guaranteed title contender everywhere he plays. Arguably the most underrated player in the world. The World Cup champion wants more trophies in this new adventure.
Key Team Stats
-AS Roma didn’t make it to the Champions League last season after finishing fifth with 70 points in Serie A.
-AS Roma started a new season with a 3-0 defeat against Hellas Verona as visitors.
-They have the losing streak in history against Juventus but they defeated the ‘Old Lady’ in their previous match at Allianz Arena with a 1-3 win.
-They are not favorites to win this match despite playing at home.
Juventus Form & Team Stats
After another Serie A title won, Juventus is starting a brand new chapter in history under Andrea Pirlo’s tutelage. The former midfielder decided to accept an offer to begin his managerial career in Juventus and coaching Cristiano Ronaldo. A player who despite his veteran status, is still considered one of the best footballers in the world.
There are few ballers in history who reached 35 years of age playing at the highest level but Ronaldo certainly is the most impressive case. Roma just lost in the Coppa Italia earlier this year but got their revenge with an identical victory in Serie A. The scoreline for both games was 3-1. The ‘Old Lady’ also has a chance to give Alvaro Morata a proper welcome as he made it to the list for the trip to Rome.
Key Team Stats
-Ronaldo has two goals against AS Roma as a Juventus player. One in Coppa Italia and one in Serie A.
-Alvaro Morata could make the starting lineup after Andrea Pirlo included him on the call-up list.
-From the last 59 times they’ve faced each other, Juventus won 28, lost 15, and tied 16 of them in Serie A alone.
-This will be Andrea Pirlo’s first official match against AS Roma as a manager.
AS Roma & Juventus Team News
AS Roma: All players are available for Sunday.
Juventus: All players are available for Sunday.