Juventus v Roma : Juve face late test in Turin as Serie A title looms
Juventus v Roma, Sunday 19:45
With Serie A fixtures resuming this weekend following the tragic events of last Saturday, Juventus will be looking to stamp their claim on the Scudetto title as Bet365 offer free bets and a live stream service, and pin the league leaders as firm odds on favourites to beat Roma.
Antonio Conte’s side have managed to go the whole season without a league defeat, breaking barriers and records as they go and with the finish line now in sight, won’t be looking to break that trend now.
AC Milan remain on the heels of The Old Lady and are just a point off the pace set by the Turin outfit, meaning Conte’s men can’t afford to get complacent anytime soon.
It seems there are those who would seek to derail the title hopes of Juve after their manager was accused of being aware of a match-fixing scandal last season when he was in charge of Siena.
However, the Juventus boss remained calm and speaking in a midweek conference, said: “There’s little to say. I’m serene and confident in the (investigators), who are doing their job. I haven’t been summoned by anyone. Once I’ve been summoned by someone, I’ll have the pleasure of responding.”
Roma travel to the Juventus Stadium with an impressive run of form having won four of their last six fixtures.
The capital club also have a game in hand over Napoli and Udinese above them, and can move up to fourth place should they come out on top this weekend.
However, blocking their way to that target is the Juventus backline and with it the strongest defensive record in the Italian top flight.
The in-form defence have conceded an average of just 0.56 goals per game this campaign, keeping clean sheets in over half of their meetings.
Fortunately for Juve’s pristine record, Roma have looked far more dangerous on their home turf and both of the losses in their last six games have come away from home.
With AC Milan going up against Bologna, it’s looking likely that Juve will need a win in order to stay in pole position for the Italian domestic title and extend their unbeaten run to 32 league matches, but will need to overcome an imposing Roma side first.