Roma need to face Juventus just three days after the first leg of their Europa League semi-final

Roma will continue their congested schedule on Sunday evening. They host Juventus in a very important Matchday No 35 fixture at Stadio Olimpico.

The main problem for head coach Daniele De Rossi and his men is the fact that this game comes amid the UEFA Europa League semi-final double-header against new Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen.

Roma need to face Juventus just three days after the first leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final against Bayer Leverkusen.
Juventus looked quite impressive in the last weekend’s goalless draw to AC Milan.

Five of Roma’s previous seven home outings in Serie A saw three or more goals scored. Roma desperately need points in quest of Champions League football next season.

They are currently 5th but they sit only two points above Atalanta who have a game in hand. The Giallorossi dropped two points last weekend in a 2-2 stalemate away at Napoli. Can they dispatch Juve despite the congested schedule?

Juventus are now only two points above 4th-placed Bologna after a thread of three consecutive league draws. They missed numerous opportunities to nick the winner against AC Milan last weekend.

The game ended in a goalless draw. Head coach Max Allegri does have a lot of positives to take from that match. The Bianconeri limited AC Milan to zero shots on goal on the occasion.

Recent Meetings
Juventus picked up a narrow 1-0 victory over Roma in the reverse game played in December last year at Allianz Stadium. The outfits have 11 wins, draws, and losses apiece in the last 33 H2H meetings in the capital. Only one of the previous six head-to-head encounters produced three or more goals.

Roma vs Juventus Prediction
Roma have drastically improved their performances since the appointment of Daniele De Rossi. Nevertheless, we see fatigue and congested schedule as massive factors ahead of this tie against Juventus.

Roma played a very difficult clash against Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League semi-final three days ago. They also need to travel to Germany to take on the same opposition in the return leg next Thursday.

On the other side, Juventus looked quite impressive and fresh in the home match against AC Milan last Saturday. The Bianconeri did not have any distractions in mid-week. Juve also have four wins in the previous six games against the Lupa. We will back the visitors to claim the spoils at the 2.70 odds.

The bookmakers expect a tight and low-scoring affair here. It makes sense looking at the recent head-to-head record. However, Roma have completely changed their playing style under De Rossi. Five of their last seven home outings provided three or more goals.

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