AS Roma make one final push as they prepare to host Champions Juventus in the league action at Stadio Olimpico, on Sunday midnight (IST).
JUV vs ROM Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Unlike Juventus and Napoli, almost all the teams have something to play for in the final three games of the season.
For AS Roma, these three games could make or break their whole season. After all, it's about finishing in the Champions League, the riches of this tournament immense.
But Roma's destiny is out of their hands, for they sit three points behind Inter Milan in third and fourth with Atalanta in fourth place. The Nerazzurri are at home against Chievo, while Atalanta will be hosting Genoa. The games are more than winnable for both the teams, so Roma could find themselves further off the pace if they don't win against Juve in this game.
Juventus meanwhile have nothing to play for in the league, for they have already secured their 8th successive Scudetto.
So the Turin giants may find themselves short on motivation as they close out the remainder of the season.
The Serie A match will be played between AS Roma and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico, in Amsterdam. The ground has a capacity of 72,668.
The game will start at 12:00 AM (IST), on Sunday midnight.
Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast Serie A matches in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches)
AS Roma – D W W D W D
Juventus – D L L W D D
Injured – Diego Perotti is the only injury casualty for the hosts.
Suspended – None.
Doubtful – None.
Note: Claudio Ranieri has failed to win over the fans ever since he replaced Eusebio Di Francesco at the hot seat. The results have been anything but consistent and there are even talks of him being given the boot after the end of the season. Antonio Conte‘s name is being tossed. So this game is a chance for Ranieri to make a big statement.
In addition, club legend and current captain Daniele De Rossi and Davide Santon have reportedly recovered from their respective injuries and could make the matchday squad.
Probable XI: Mirante (GK), Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, Cristante, N'Zonzi, Pellegrini, Zaniolo, El Shaaraway, Dzeko
Injured – Juve have a big injury list with the likes of Mattia Perin, Sami Khedira, Mario Mandzukic, and Douglas Costa missing out due to injuries.
Suspended – Federico Bernardeschi is suspended for the away side following his fifth booking of the season last weekend.
Doubtful – None.
Note: According to reports, Paulo Dybala is back in training and is available for selection. The Argentine has been a hot and miss and was not picked regularly in the starting line-up this season. His future is up in the air.
Probable XI: Szczesny (GK), Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola, De Sciglio, Pjanic, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Kean, Ronaldo
Potential Game Changers: Top fantasy picks and the points earned in the last three games
To be updated:
Stats and facts:
Breakdown of both team's stats
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Stephen El Shaarawy holds the key for the hosts. He has been in good form of late, scoring some crucial goals along the way. His ability to cut-in from the edge will cause a lot of problem to Juve's backline.
Watch out for him and his run from behind the line.
With him on the field, goals are almost a surety either from his feet or his head. He is one of the best of all time, a living legend of the game.
Other options for captain and vice-captain: Pjanic, Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Kean
JUV vs ROM Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
JUV vs ROM Dream11 potential winner:
AS Roma should at least get a draw here.