The meeting of Serie A’s top two sides in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia provides a midweek treat for fans of Italian football.
Although Juve have opened an eight-point lead at the top of Serie A, the league remains the priority for both sides, so there’s every chance that we’ll be treated to an open and attacking game with little pressure.
Roma will be stirred by their 3-0 league defeat by the Old Lady at Juventus Stadium earlier this month and will have revenge on their minds. And it could be worth siding with the home side tonight.
Juve have the better recent record over Roma, having won five of their last seven meetings.
But Roma have a decent record against Juve at the Stadio Olimpico lately, having won the last meeting 1-0 and drawn the one before 1-1.
Roma will name close to a full strength team, while Juve are expected to rest several key names as Antonio Conte continues to treat the Coppa Italia as a training exercise.
Conte named an unrecognisable team for the win over Avellino, while Roma’s key men Daniele De Rossi, Adem Ljajic and Alessandro Florenzi all featured in the 1-0 win over Sampdoria in the previous round.
Score prediction: Roma 2-1 Juventus (9.50)
Best bet: Adem Ljajic to score any time at 3.05.
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