The top 2 title contenders of Serie A, Juventus and As.Roma will lock horns in what will be the most anticipated match of this month in the Italian league.
As.Roma started off their campaign firing from all cylinders and maintaining an undefeated record that stood for quite some time but a number of consecutive draws allowed Juventus to snatch the top spot in the standings.
Juventus are now at the top of the Italian league Serie A having only suffered from 1 loss so far in this season and considering the fact that they were eliminated from the Champions League, this will give them more time to focus on the Scudetto more than anything else.
Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman did not play during As.Roma’s match against Catania and are now expected to make their return in midfield hoping to give their side the much needed possession.
Possible starting lineups
Barzagli Bonucci Chiellini Lichtsteiner
Vidal Pogba Marchisio
Asamoah Tevez Llorente
Maicon Benatia Castan Dodo
De Rossi Strootman Pjanic Gervinho
Andrea Pirlo is doubtful on whether or not he will be available and make it in time as he is suffering from a knee injury while Marco Borriello will probably also be missing out from this match with an injury as well.
As.Roma started off the season in magnificent form as they secured 10 consecutive victories which was a new record for Serie A and despite having dropped a number of important points, they are still on fine form.
The biggest absence for Juventus will be without any doubt Andrea Pirlo as he is the playmaker of the team with his highly regarded passing skills that make it one of the best midfielders in the world despite his age. Antonio Conte has managed to cope well with the absence of the Italian playmaker as he has had to play without him on a few occasions.
As.Roma are fortunate to have almost all of their players available to play and they know that a victory from Juventus will probably end their dreams on snatching the Scudetto so expect them to go in full force.
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