Following on from the embarrassing clerical error which cost them three points in their season opener, Roma aim to bounce back against champions Juventus on Sunday night (20:45).
Roma (3-4-2-1): Mirante; Mancini, Kumbulla, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Diawara, Veretout, Spinazzola; Pedro, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko.
Unavailable: Perotti, Pastore, Zaniolo.
Juventus (3-4-2-1): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Chiellini; Cuadrado, Rabiot, McKennie, Frabotta; Ramsey; Kulusevski, Ronaldo.
– After winning 3-1 in their last game in Serie A last season, Roma could win two consecutive matches in the Italian top flight against Juventus for the first time since 1995.
– Roma and Juventus have drawn only one of their last 10 Serie A meetings (0-0 in May 2018) – there’s been four wins for the Giallorossi and five for the Bianconeri in this period.
– Juventus won at the Olimpico last season against Roma; they last won two consecutive away Serie A games against the Giallorossi in 2011.
– Juventus have won their opening two league matches in each of their last four seasons, last failing to do so back in 2015/16, with their matchday game a 2-1 defeat to Roma.
– Roma failed to score in their first Serie A game this season against Verona; the last time the Giallorossi failed to score in their opening two matches without scoring in the Italian top flight was back in 1992 (vs Pescara and Genoa).
– Juventus are winless in their last four league away games, last enduring a longer run without win on the road in August 2010 (seven games).
– Juventus (66%) and Roma (60%) are two of the four teams to have had the most possession in Serie A this season, along with Sassuolo (68%) and Napoli (61%).
– Edin Dzeko is one goal behind becoming the joint-fifth top scorer for Roma in Serie A history, scoring 78 times so far (Rodolfo Volk is in fifth currently with 79).
– Cristiano Ronaldo could score for the fourth time in his career in his first two games of a top five league season, after 2009/10, 2011/12 and 2014/15 in La Liga with Real Madrid.
– Dejan Kulusevski is the youngest player to have scored on his debut with Juventus in Serie A since Marcelo Zalayeta in 1998.