Serie A Preview: Juventus vs AS Roma

Stadio Olimpico-AS Roma-SS Lazio-Serie A

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico

Key Statistics

  • Juventus ended on the losing side in their last encounter in Serie A against Roma.
  • Roma’s track record against Juve has been pretty decent, winning four of the last ten encounters.
  • A win would mark two in a row against Binaconeri in the Italian top-flight; the last time it happened was during 1995.


Juventus are coming after a big win against Sampdoria and will like to continue the momentum against Roma.

Given that Juve were not impressive Roma when they met last time, the Bianconeri would try to change the fortune this time around.

The spotlight will be on exciting talent Dejan Kulusevski, who had a brilliant outing last week. The Swede is expected to be the starter although Paulo Dybala has returned to full fitness.

It also remains to be seen whether Alvaro Morata can make his first appearance for Juve in his second spell.

Juventus – Possible line-up

Wojciech Szczesny (GK); Gianluca Frabotta, Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini; Danilo, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Weston McKennie Dejan Kulusevski, Cristiano Ronaldo

AS Roma

It has been a quiet week for Roma after suffering a 3-0 defeat against Hellas Verona in Serie A.

Max Allegri’s links with the club, Nicolo Zaniolo’s injury, Dzeko’s inevitable exit, Paulo Fonseca’s men would try to break the shackles.

Giallorossi had an impressive season last term especially Fonseca got much praise as the manager. However, the Brazilian has been put under scrutiny lately, and he would look to pick up his first win of the season against the defending champions.

Roma – Possible line-up

Antonio Mirante (GK); Maraash Kumbulla, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez; Davide Santon, Amadou Diawara, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Leonardo Spinazzola; Pedro, Henrikh Mkhitaryan; Edin Dzeko.

Injured players: Nicolo Zaniolo, Javier Pastore

Doubtful players: Diego Perotti