Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Allianz Stadium when Juventus and Roma go head to head in the Serie A derby on Saturday evening. The Bianconeri are on a three-game winning run in the Italian top flight, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to defend the trophy. Juve are seven points behind league leaders Milan in the Serie A standings, meaning that this has to go down as yet another must-win game for the Italian giants.
Bentacur is banned for the match, while Dybala remains in the recovery room. Aaron Ramsey is rated doubtful for the match. The Giallorossi, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Spezia and Verona. Even though Roma have been scoring goals for fun of late, we are tempted to put our money on Juventus, who have been showing signs of improvement in 2021. Edin Dzeko is unlikely to play against Juve following his bust up with manager Paulo Fonseca, while Pellegrini is banned.
Highlighted Player (Cristiano Ronaldo):
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the world’s best football players. The Portuguese ace was born on 5 February, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira and he played for the likes of Andorinha, Nacional and Sporting during his youth career. CR7 made his Sporting debut in Primeira Liga on 7 October, 2002, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Moreirense.
Manchester United scouts spotted him and one year later he joined the Old Trafford outfit. Ronaldo became the most expensive teenager in the history of the Premier League and he received the number 7 shirt. He quickly established himself as the team’s key player and it has to be noted that he won three consecutive Premier League trophies with the Red Devils (2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009). In 2008 he helped the Old Trafford outfit beat Chelsea in the Champions League final, scoring for Alex Ferguson’s troops in the regular time.
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 and he helped the Spanish giants with two Champions League trophies. In 2016 he won the European Championship trophy with Portugal. The Real Madrid ace has two Golden Ball awards (2013, 2014).
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma is a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football.
The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend.The Prince of Rom made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.