Juventus v Roma: Probable Line-Ups and Key Statistics

Date: 5th February 2021 at 9:00am
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The highlight of the Serie A weekend takes place in Turin on Saturday evening as Juventus welcome Roma to town (kick-off 18:00).


Juventus (4-4-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, Chiellini, Danilo; McKennie, Arthur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Suspended: Bentancur.

Unavailable: Ramsey, Dybala.

Roma (3-5-2): Pau Lopez; Mancini, Ibanez, Kumbulla; Karsdorp, Villar, Cristante, Veretout, Spinazzola; Borja Mayoral, Mkhitaryan.

Suspended: Pellegrini.

Unavailable: Smalling, Zaniolo, Pedro.


– In 173 previous games between the two teams in Serie A, Juventus have double the amount of Roma’s wins (82 v 41), with 50 draws. That Bianconeri have beaten Roma more than any other top flight team.

– Roma could go unbeaten in three consecutive matches against Juventus in Serie A for the first time since December 2002: with Fabio Capello at the helm, they went five without defeat.

– After the 3-1 defeat last August at home, Juventus could lose two home matches in a row against Roma for the first time in Serie A history.

– Juventus have kept a clean sheet in the last two Serie A matches and could reach three in a row for the first time under Andrea Pirlo.

– Including the forfeited 3-0 loss against Verona, Roma have conceded 33 goals this season, the second worst return at this point in the last 70 years (after 34 in 2012/13).

– This games sees the best attack in the first quarter of an hour (eight goals for Roma, equal with Lazio) against the most prolific team in the final 15 minutes (14 for Juventus).

– Juventus are, like Napoli, the team that have conceded the most sequences of at least 10 passes (329) – a good 75 more than Roma, despite playing less matches.

– Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo could go goal-less for four consecutive league appearances for the first time since November 2017, when he was at Real Madrid.

– Roma are the team that Juventus striker Álvaro Morata has faced most in Serie A without scoring or assisting (five games).

– Roma forward Borja Mayoral has scored six goals in his first five Serie A appearances: no player has ever done better in the competition in the three-points-per-win era.


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