Roma will feel hard done by with the default loss they incurred against Verona last weekend no thanks to some sort of irregularity, but one will expect they make amends at home against the defending champions.
Serie A 2020/2021
Date: Sunday September, 26th
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Roma fell for a clerical mishap last weekend when they faced Hellas Verona, with a wrong registration for Amadou Diawara for their squad leading to forfeited points for the capital club.
The goalless draw they played out have since been turned to a rather heavy 3-0 loss for their misdeamnour, and they now face a huge task coming into this game.
I Giallorossi will be desperate to bounce back at home however, and it can be recalled that they actually recorded a 3-1 victory over the champions when they made the
trip to Turin on the final weekend of last season.
Juve on their part, put on a sparkling display in Andrea Pirlo’s first competitive game in the dugout last time as they ran out 3-0 winners over Sampdoria.
Dejan Kulusevski opened the scoring on his debut before Leonardo Bonucci and Cristiano Ronaldo also got on the scoresheet to see the champions kick off their title defence on a positive note.
The Turin giants have gotten deals over the line for Arthur and Weston McKennie while Alvaro Morata has returned to the club on a one-year loan deal, and surely it will be fascinating to see how the Spaniard performs this time.
Juve have actually lost two of their last three league games against Roma, and another win would mark the first time the capital club have
managed two consecutive Serie A victories against them since 1995. Will they be upstaged yet again?
Nicolò Zaniolo, Diego Perotti, Javier Pastore and Justin Kluivert are all ruled out for the hosts.
Edin Dzeko could return to the starting XI for Roma.
De Ligt, Alex Sandro and Federico Bernadeschi are all unavailable for the Old Lady through injuries.
Paulo Dybala could make the bench this time after overcoming his injury worries.
Head to Head
In their last 64 competitive meetings, Juve have recorded 30 wins with Roma managing 16. 18 times have they cancelled out themselves.
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Roma will be intent on a statement display after the disappointment of the ruling that left them with a defeat last time out, but they are very much the outsiders here, with 5/2 up for grabs should they manage an unlikely victory.
We like to back both teams to get on the scoresheet in what should be an interesting affair, and that is 8/13 for odds while Over 2.5 is priced 8/11.