Juventus vs AS Roma, Serie A: Preview, TV times and live streaming in India
Juventus look to finish their 2019-20 Serie A title-winning campaign with a win on Sunday when they host AS Roma at the Allianz Stadium.
While Juventus have won only twice in their last seven Serie A matches, a confident AS Roma arrives at the back of six wins from their last seven fixtures.
However, with the title race over and their European spots sealed for the next season, the Juventus vs Roma game holds little importance with the Champions League resuming later this month.
Where they stand in the Serie A table
Juventus sit atop the Serie A table with 83 points from 37 matches holding a four-point lead over second-placed Inter Milan.
Roma, on the other hand, have cemented their position in fifth place with 67 points from as many games.
Likely starting line-ups
Juventus predicted starting XI: Gianluigi Buffon, Danilo, Merih Demiral, Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi, Daouda Peeters, Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey, Federico Bernardeschi, Gonzalo Higuain, Marco Olivieri
AS Roma predicted starting XI: Pau Lopez, Chris Smalling, Roger Ibanez, Aleksandar Kolarov, Davide Zappacosta, Jordan Veretout, Amadou Diawara, Leonardo Spinazzola, Nicolo Zaniolo, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Edin Dzeko
Injury updates and team news
Maurizio Sarri will have a midfield boost after Adrien Rabiot returned from suspension as the former Paris Saint-Germain man is expected to be the starting eleven straight away.
However, the Old Lady will continue to miss star forward Paulo Dybala, winger Douglas Costa, veteran midfielder Sami Khedira and defenders Matthijs de Ligt and Mattia De Sciglio. Meanwhile, Barcelona-bound Miralem Pjanic remains suspended as well.
Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been rested ahead of the Champions League campaign.
Roma are expecting star midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini to return soon after the Italian international underwent a nose surgery, although the Juventus fixture could be too soon.
Full backs Bruno Peres and Leonardo Spinazzola had hobbled off the field during their last fixture against Torino but were expected to be available for selection.
Juventus vs AS Roma head-to-head
Juventus have faced AS Roma 171 times in the Serie A so far, with the Old Lady winning on 82 occasions and losing 40 times.
However, the encounters have been competitive in recent years with Juventus winning three of their last six matches while Roma emerged victorious in two.
Players to watch out for
With manager Maurizio Sarri keen on resting most of his star performers, including Cristiano Ronaldo, owing to the upcoming UEFA Champions League campaign, Juventus’ attacking intent would rest on Marco Olivieri and Gonzalo Higuain.
For Roma, Paulo Fonseca will be hoping his captain Edin Dzeko extends his goalscoring form after the Bosnian forward took his league tally to 16 goals against Torino in the last fixture.
Armenia’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has also been involved in 14 goals for Roma this season and will look to make an impact on Sunday.
Where to watch Juventus vs Roma live
The match between Juventus vs AS Roma will take place on August 2, with kick-off scheduled for 12:15 am in India and will be broadcast live on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD. Live streaming of the Serie A fixture will be available on Sony Liv.