Tip Juventus - Roma
Prediction published on February 3, 2021 at 4:59 PM - Modified on February 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Juventus are in fourth place in Serie A going into this weekend's fixtures. They host AS Roma who are a place and a point above them and know they just have to win this game. Midweek saw Juventus win at Inter in the first leg of their Italian Cup semi-final. Now they turn their attention back to the defence of their Serie A title and it's on a knife edge at present. They trail leaders Milan by seven points but do have a game in hand. If they can keep winning, then more pressure will be put on the league leaders. Some bad results will end their run of nine straight league titles. A win over Roma will take them into third place. With Milan home to bottom-of-the-table Crotone this weekend, Juventus can't afford to not win this match. They have won their last five games in all competitions and only conceded one goal. Home league form has seen Juventus win their last three with nine goals scored with seven different scorers, so there are plenty of threats to Roma this weekend.
Roma won at Juventus in August but the title had already been won by Juventus. That win ended a run of eight consecutive away league losses at Juventus. They are third in the league at present and six points behind league leaders Milan from the same number of games. It's their home form that has put them into title contention. They have eight wins and three draws but their away form is nowhere near as impressive. Roma have won four out of nine on the road but been beaten four times. Three of their last five away league matches have ended in defeat. They had two big wins over relegation threatened Bologna and Crotone, scoring eight goals. The losses have all been against sides in the current top seven with 11 goals conceded. Only three teams in Serie A have conceded more away league goals than Roma. Go for Juventus to get an important home victory here.
Key points Juventus - Roma
Juventus have won their last five league and cup games.
Juventus have won eight of their last nine home league games against Roma.
Roma have lost three of their last five away league games, conceding 11 goals.
Conclusion Juventus - Roma
A draw in this game would be great news for the top two. The pressure is on Roma and Juventus as they try to catch Milan and Inter. Juventus are in good form at present with Ronaldo scoring plenty of goals and plenty of others in the squad getting on the scoresheet too. Roma have played 11 of their 20 league games at home. While they are yet to lose a home league match, they have lost four on the road. 11 goals have been conceded in their last three away losses, all against top seven sides. Another loss looms here, go for Juventus to get the three points.