Seventh in the table Juventus host fourth-placed AS Roma at the Juventus Stadium with Massimiliano Allegri’s side needing to extend their three-game winning run if they are to carry on their climb up the Serie A standings.
As mentioned above, Juventus have won their last three matches in the league, defeating Spezia and Sampdoria by 3-2 scorelines, as well as narrowly beating Torino in a local derby via an 86th-minute goal from summer signing Manuel Locatelli. What could also be a barometer for the Old Lady’s improvement in recent weeks was their 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Champions League group stages.
Jose Mourinho’s side are four points better off than Juventus heading into this match, having won five of their seven matches in Serie A, losing their other two fixtures. The Stadio Olimpico club have won three of their last five matches in the league, beating Sassuolo 2-1 and losing to Hellas Verona 3-2, as well as beating Udinese 1-0, before losing the Rome derby 3-2 against Lazio and winning last time out against Empoli thanks to strikes by Lorenzo Pellegrini and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Prediction: Juventus 2 - 1 AS Roma 7/1