SERIE A 03/02/2015: ROMA - JUVENTUS

Big match to end this Serie A round: Olimpico Stadium will host Roma - Juventus at 21:00gmt+1.

 

ROMA - JUVENTUS

 

Last call for Roma. Garcia's team is forced to win tonight or it would be really impossible to catch the first place. Roma has finally won a match after lots of draws collected in the last 2 months.


The qualification for the next stage of Europa League is really important for Roma's morale.

Surely Roma has still a lot of defensive lacks and it is conceding goals really easily. Also, Pjanic's performances dropped drastically. Luckily Gervinho is fully available and we all know the importance of the Ivorian player in this squad.


Roma hasn't lost for 14 matches in Serie A, but meanwhile has collected 6 draw in the last 7 matches, 4 of these with the score of 1-1.


Juventus will be disposed with a 3-5-2. This choice is taken by Allegry for some reasons:

mainly Pirlo will not be of the match and Pogba is not in condition.


Moreover, Juventus with 3-5-2 will be more conservative but at the same time could hit counterattacking and taking advantages of Roma's defensive lacks, and for that reason Morata will be Tevez's partners and not Llorente, in order to use its pace to hit the disorganized opponent's defense (basically as seen against Borussia Dortmund).


Roma will try to break up Juventus attacking from the wings with Ljajic and mainly Gervinho.


These are the tactical keys of the match.


Roma will give everything, but its recent results, combined with its actual bad organization in starting the actions from the defense, let us propend for the double chance 1X in a match where goals should not be missing.


1X (1.45, PaddyPower)
GOAL (1.90, PaddyPower)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-1


ROMA: De Sanctis, Torosidis, Yanga Mbiwa, Manolas, Holebas, Nainggolan, De Rossi, Pjanic, Ljaic, Totti, Gervinho.
JUVENTUS: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Caceres, Evra, Marchisio, Vidal, Pereyra, Tevez, Morata.


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