Juventus Playing Catch Up as They Host Roma in Serie A

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    15 Oct 2021 | Serie A | Preview
    Juventus Playing Catch Up as They Host Roma in Serie A
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    The Italian Serie A is back this weekend and there are several games to look forward to on Sunday including the game of the week as Juventus play Roma.

    The match will be played at the Allianz Stadium and the hosts begin this round of fixtures in 7th place on 11 points while the hosts are in 4th place on 15 points.

    Juventus come into the match on the back of a 1-0 victory away from home against Torino in the Turin derby. It appeared as though the game was going to end 0-0 but Manuel Locatelli popped up with the winning goal for Juventus in the 86th minute.

    That result means Juventus have won each of their last 4 games in all competitions, including wins over Spezia and Sampdoria in Serie A and Chelsea in the Champions League.

    Home form in Serie A has been mixed and Juventus have won only 2 of their last 5 league games on home soil. The victories have come over Sampdoria and Inter Milan, with both matches ending 3-2.

    Juventus are undefeated in 13 of their last 16 home Serie A games but have been struggling defensively. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 home Serie A fixtures and will be keen to improve their defensive record this season.

    Roma travel to Turin having defeated Empoli 2-0 in Rome prior to the international break. The goals came in a 6 minute spell either side of half-time and the win means Roma won 3 of their last 4 matches in all competitions.

    The only defeat came in Serie A but it was against rivals Lazio, so it was disappointing for the fans.

    Roma have a good home record in Serie A but they have been struggling to win games on the road.

    In fact, Roma have won only one of their last 10 away Serie A fixtures and will need to improve on that record if they are to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.

    Trends show Roma have scored at least one goal in each of their last 11 Serie A games. That includes each of their last 5 league matches on the road and Roma have seen both teams score in 10 of their last 11 away trips.

    Looking ahead to the team news and Juventus will be without the midfield duo of Weston McKennie and Adrien Rabiot. Striker Álvaro Morata is a doubt due to a hamstring problem.

    Roma have been dealt a blow with the news Tammy Abraham is out until November. The striker joins Chris Smalling and Leonardo Spinazzola on the treatment table.

    Juventus may not have enjoyed a good start to the season but recent results suggest they could be about to move up the table.

    Juventus continue to be difficult to beat at home, even if they are conceding goals and could take maximum points from this game, with both teams scoring.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 1
    2.00 3.75 4.25 1 -1 -1
    1 - 0(1 - 0)
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