After a shaky start to the season, Juventus have found their stride and will be looking for three more points against AS Roma at home. Juventus enters this game in seventh place with 11 points, four points and three places behind Roma. In all competitions, the hosts have gone undefeated in their last six games.
Juventus has won three consecutive games in Serie A, including a derby victory over Torino shortly before the international break. Manuel Locatelli scored the game-winning goal in Turin's 1-0 victory, maintaining his impressive start to life in the city.
Juventus don't appear to have any offensive troubles; they've scored in each of their past five league games, but they've only kept one clean sheet in their last 21 league games. They may be without Paulo Dybala for this match because he is with the Argentina national team, but they still have a lot of attacking alternatives. Federico Chiesa has stepped up to the plate in attack and has played a key role in Juventus' resurgence. Juventus has won three of their last five meetings with Roma.
For the most part this season, Roma has been excellent under Jose Mourinho, with three wins and two losses in their last five games.They've scored two or more goals in four of their last five games, and they haven't failed to score in any of those games. With two goals apiece in the last five games, Lorenzo Pelegrini and Tammy Abraham have been essential for the club in attack, but there is still work to be done in defence.
They are up against a team that is on a hot streak. Better defending is required after conceding two or more goals in two of their past five games and both sides scoring in three of their last five league games. Roma's away form is much worse; in their last ten league games, they have only one win and seven losses. They've given up 11 goals in their last five away league games, and they've lost their last two away league games.
Juventus has a dismal defensive record, but they come into this game on a high note, having gone undefeated in their last six games. They face a Roma team that is struggling away from home. Roma will struggle in this game given their recent away form, so I expect a Juventus victory.
KICKOFF TIME: This match will be played today at 7:45 PM Nigerian time.
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