Roma will be looking to keep their top-four hopes alive when they host champions Juventus in Serie A on Sunday night
Roma Team News
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A total of 59 points has left Roma in sixth position in the table, three points off fourth-placed Atalanta heading into Week 36.
Roma might currently sit outside of the Champions League positions, but they are unbeaten in the league since a 4-1 home loss to Napoli at the end of March. Since then, they have won three of their six in Serie A, but were held at Genoa last weekend.
Diego Perotti is the only unavailable player for Roma this weekend.
Captain Daniele De Rossi should replace Steven Nzonzi in the starting XI. Javier Pastore is also expected to sit out, as Lorenzo Pellegrini should start behind Edin Dzeko.
Roma Predicted lineup: Mirante; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Cristante, N’Zonzi, Zaniolo, Pellegrini, El Shaaraway; Dzeko.
Juventus Team News
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Juventus sit 16 points clear of second-placed Napoli, but results in recent weeks have not exactly been terrific.
Cristiano Ronaldo is chasing the top scorer title but he starts the weekend four goals behind leading marksman Fabio Quagliarela.
Federico Bernardeschi will not take his usual place on the Juve wing, as he serves a one game ban after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season last time out. Adding to Max Allegri’s problems on the left side, full-back Alex Sandro is expected to miss out once again after suffering a hamstring injury away to Internazionale.
On a more positive note, Allegri will have Paulo Dybala available for selection after the Argentine returned to training following injury.
Juventus Predicted lineup: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; De Sciglio, Pjanic, Matuidi, Cuadrado; Ronaldo, Kean.
- Juventus won 82 of the 171 league meetings between the clubs, with 50 ending in draws.
- At at the Stadio Olimpico, it is Roma who have the upper hand as their 31 home wins trumps the 25 away wins for the Old Lady.
- Juve are unbeaten in the last 3 games against Roma
After dropping two points a dramatic fashion at Genoa last week, Roma have to beat Juventus and hope the Bianconeri stop Atalanta next week to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
Last 5 Matches
|Genoa 1-1 Roma||Juve 1-1 Torino|
|Roma 3-0 Cagliari||Inter 1-1 Juve|
|Inter 1-1 Roma||Juve 2-1 Fiorentina|
|Roma 1-0 Udinese||Juve 1-2 Ajax|
|Sampdoria 0-1 Roma||SPAL 2-1 Juve|
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