Roma vs Juventus by JerryDrake
Roma will now try to qualify to the semifinals of Italy Cup and Rudi Garcia will probably use the best available line-up with the return of Maicon, Florenzi and Francesco Totti. Ljajic and Mattia Destro should start from the bench, ready to substitute Gervinho or Florenzi in the second half.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte will probably play with Giovinco and Quagliarella at the place of Tevez and Llorente, Storari for Buffon and some more reserves like Caceres, Isla, Padoin. The only regulars in the starting line-up should be Chiellini (who will be suspended against Lazio), Bonucci and Pirlo (who have not played against Sampdoria).
Conte declared that if they qualify to semifinals, they would have to play once every three days. As a matter of fact Juventus have the Europa League as second target after Serie A. They want to reach the Europa League final to be played in Turin and win this competition.
So, Italy Cup is not the main target for Juventus. Conte will try to qualify or even win this match, but not with the regulars. There is no doubt that a Juventus star could play in the second half (Pogba or Vidal), but if Roma play the way they played the whole season they should have no problems against Juventus.
Roma at home are very strong and the odds for their win is simply too high. I will bet on Roma to win in the regular time. Correct score: 2-1
Bet: Roma, odds: 2.90 William Hill, stake: 8/10
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|Roma||William Hill||2.90||8||1-0 WON (+15.2 units)|