Can Roma Maintain Their Magnificent Away Form in Turin?
It’s been almost a year since Roma were last defeated on the road. In January 2017, Sampdoria hit two second-half goals to see off the Serie A title hopefuls, with Luis Muriel’s 73rd-minute strike putting a major dent in Roma’s Scudetto prospects. They’ve remained unbeaten on the road ever since but their credentials will be tested on December 23 when they visit the Juventus Stadium.
Eusebio Di Francesco will see this as a decent opportunity for his side to pick up a rare victory in Turin as Juventus are currently struggling with injuries. They’ve progressed in the Champions League, Coppa Italia and are also attempting to mount a title challenge which has seen their squad severely stretched in the run-up to the winter break. Roma have lost each of their last three visits here by just a single goal and another defeat will see them lose further ground in the race for Scudetto.
The visitors have won five of their seven away matches this season with eye-catching successes on the road against Atalanta, Fiorentina and AC Milan. Here at BettingTop10, you can find details of all the top Irish online bookmakers including Betway, who have priced Roma as 15/4 outsiders for this clash. Juventus are 4/5 favourites to continue their excellent home form where they have only been defeated once since August 2015.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic spent five successful years in the capital scoring 27 times for Roma and he will be determined to upset his old club. He is 11/4 with Paddy Power to score against his former employers and he has told the media that despite having several rivals attempting to stop the Bianconeri clinching their seventh straight title gives his side extra motivation going into these big games.