Juventus vs. Roma 8/1/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Juventus 26-5-6, Roma 20-7-10
8/1/20 2:45 pm
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Juventus is hosting Roma at Allianz Stadium in another round 38 derby in Italian Serie A.
Thank goodness Juventus had a huge advantage before other teams because otherwise, Juventus would have lost the title this season. Juventus has 2 losses in their last 3 games, but even like that, Juventus was able to defend the title in Serie A. With 83 points, Juventus is at the top of the table, and for the 9th time in a row, Juventus is the champion of Italy. In their latest Serie A game against Cagliari on the road, Juventus was the dominant team with 67% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, and high 90% of accurate passes. Despite being the dominant team, Juventus has conceded 2 goals in the first half, and in the end, Juventus has lost this match 2-0. Juventus has scored 75 goals so far this season, which is the second-most in Serie A, while their defense has been decent with 40 conceded goals. Ronald is Juventus’ leading goal scorer with 31 goals, and if he wants to catch up to Immobile, Ronaldo will need to score at least 4 goals in this game, which is not likely, but also not impossible. With the title in their hands, Juventus can now focus on the Champions League where they are playing against Lyon, and they need to win this match because that is the only way Juventus will advance to the next stage,
Roma has been brilliant as of late, and with that, Roma is still in 5th place in the standings with 67 points, which is the Europa League spot. Roma is entering this match without the pressure because Milan can’t catch up to them anymore, and Roma can’t reach the Champions League. With 74 scored goals so far this season, Roma has been among the best offensive teams in Serie A, while their defense has to improve before the next season. Roma has conceded 50 goals so far. Dzeko has scored 16 goals and added 6 assists for Roma this season, while Mkhitaryan added 9 goals. Pellegrini has added 9 assists for Roma this season. In their latest Serie A game against Torino on the road, Roma was a slightly better team with 49% of ball possession, big 6 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 87% of the correct passes. Roma has deservedly won this game 2-3, which secured their Europa League spot. Santon, Mirante, and Pellegrini are all injured for Roma, and at the worst time because Roma needs every player available to them for their game against Sevilla in the Europa League next week. It’s a good thing Roma is playing well because they will need everything they can give against Sevilla who is among the best teams in LaLiga.
Juventus still hasn’t lost a home game this season, and they haven’t lost any of their last 27 home games, which is a really, really long streak. The trends are on Juventus’ side, but I feel that Roma could have a say in this match. Juventus has 2 losses in their last 3 games, and the other one here would shake them up really well.