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Juventus vs Roma: Match preview

Juventus, Roma
Juventus, Roma

Newly-crowned Serie A champions Juventus welcome high-flying Roma to the Allianz Stadium on Saturday, looking to complete the season without a single home loss (W16, D2).

Juventus must be relishing the prospect of facing a Roma side they’ve outplayed in all eight of their previous top-flight H2H meetings in Turin.

Despite each of their last four Serie A home triumphs over Roma yielded the identical 1-0 scoreline, Juve seem likely to score at least two this time around.

The ‘Bianconeri’ have been relentless at home this season, netting over 1.5 goals in 94.44% (17) of their home league outings and scoring 45 goals in total.

Far more comfortable after the break, Maurizio Sarri’s men have struck 64.44% of the Serie A home goals scored in the second half of play (29/45).

Aside from a limitless goalscoring capacity, the reigning champions are also a well-disciplined group at the beak. No team has shipped fewer home goals than Juventus (14) this season.

Roma are unbeaten in seven league games in a row (W6, D1) going into the season finale. Each of those seven matches produced over 2.5 goals, with six seeing both teams score.

Also, the ‘Giallorossi’ have gone from back-to-back away Serie A defeats to three straight victories!

Despite enduring several ups and downs on the road, Roma have been a fun team to watch this calendar year. Eight of their nine league trips since the calendar flipped featured at least three goals, with seven witnessing both sides hit the net (W5, L4).

However, Paulo Fonseca’s players have failed to pick up three points in all three of their previous top-flight trips to the current top-three sides (D2, L1).

Having all said, Juventus to score over 1.5 goals looks like a rational choice, especially as it comes at 1/1 (2.00) at Bet365.