A draw in the match between Inter and Atalanta leaves no chance for Juventus and Roma: in the match of the 19th round both teams are obliged to play for victory.
In the duel of the fourth and second teams of Serie A, Roma will try not only to regain the fourth place where Atalanta climbed, but also show that he was defeated by Torino, in which the “wolves” delivered 31 shots on goal of the opponent, but lost (0: 2) was nothing more than an annoying misunderstanding.
As for Juventus, the Italian champion has already recovered from two defeats against Lazio, proving this in a duel against Cagliari (4: 0), who became a real benefit for Cristiano Ronaldo (3 goals and 1 assist).
Unable to keep the winning score in the Lombardy derby, Inter, however, single-handedly took the first line in the standings. But at the same time, “snakes” gave competitors a great chance to become leaders themselves. You just need to take three points in Rome.
Last season, the “jallorossi” beat the “Bianconeri”, and the last time in Serie A Juventus lost to Roma two games in a row a quarter of a century ago – in 1995.
Roma continues to suffer from a large number of injuries, and this has become familiar to Paulo Fonseca. Fasio, Kluivert, Pastore, Mkhitaryan, Santon and Dzappakosta are in the infirmary, however, Kristante has already been “discharged”, and Bruno Perez, who played on loan for Sport Recife, returned from Brazil.
Juventus has no such problems. Chiellini and Khedira are treated, and Bentancourt is disqualified. Ramsey is not in perfect shape, which Maurizio Sarri could use as a “trekvartista”. So most likely in the attack will be a trio of Ronaldo, Dybala and Higuain.
In the middle line, Pjaniću will be composed of Matuidi and Rabio, who showed himself perfectly in the last round.
– The teams played 184 matches among themselves in all tournaments: 46 Roma wins, 86 Juventus wins and 51 draws.
– Roma hosted Juventus in Serie A 86 times: 32 wins, 25 losses and 29 draws.
– Roma does not lose to Juventus at home 5 matches in all tournaments.
– Last season, the match Roma – Juventus ended with the score 2: 0.
Will not play: Dzappakosta, Pastore, Fasio, Mkhitaryan, Santon, Kluivert – Bentancourt, Chiellini, Khedira.
In doubt: Cristante, Spinazzola (both – Roma)