Soccer News – Juventus-Roma

Juventus hosts Roma in the big derby of the 18th round of the Italian Serie A.

Juventus are currently 2nd in the Serie A standings, trailing on just one point behind the leader Napoli. In the last few years Juve were dominating the league with an ease, but now they have a serious competition for the first place. Can Juventus return on the top and once again dominate the league? We will know the answer in the next few months.

So far Juve have a record of 13 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the last round Max Allegri’s team enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win during the visit to Bologna. But now they will have a much more difficult test against Roma.

Roma are 4th in the Serie A with 38 points won so far and a game in hand. They are still in the title race, especially with having a game in hand, compared to the other teams at the top. But they know very well that they have to avoid losing at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday night.

In its last five matches Roma won three times and made two draws. The team’s record so far is 12 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the last round Roma enjoyed a difficult, but important 1-0 win over Cagliari at home.

Let’s have a look a t the team news before the derby in Turin.

Juventus still can’t use the German central defender Benedikt Howedes, who is injured. Meanwhile Gianluigi Buffon, Juan Cuadrado and Mario Mandzukic remain doubtful for the match because of injuries.

Roma will be without Rick Karsdorp until April, while Gregoire Defrel is doubtful with a knee injury.

Juventus against Roma is going to be a great game. The match is important for both teams, so we shall expect a competitive clash at the Juventus Stadium.