The biggest game of the year in Serie A takes place Sunday when the top two clubs vying for the Scudetto go head to head.
AS Roma remain the only undefeated team in Serie A after the winter break but they still find themselves five points adrift of the top spot held by Sunday's opponents, Juventus. A loss by the capital city club would see its title ambitions take a massive blow so expect a full out battle.
The visitors come in as big underdogs with William Hill listing them at a very juicy 5.50 for the outright win. Roma have the best defence in Serie A conceding only 7 goals from 17 matches thus far. They are 5-0-3 (W-L-T) on the road this season with a +10 goal difference away from Estadio Olimpico.
The concern bookmakers have is that Roma have beaten Juventus only once in their prior six meetings; moreover, they have been blown out in their last three games in Turin by a combined score of 11-1.
The draw pick is going to be attractive at 3.40 for a few people given the high quality of both teams, the high stakes on the line, as well as the fact that Roma have drawn their last three away games and 72% of their last seven league matches.
With the way Roma have been playing this year, the double chance looks good at 2.20. So if they draw or win you win the bet.
La Vecchia Signora are heavy favourites with an outright win listed right now at 1.70 which should change leading up to Sunday's 2:45pm EST kickoff.
The double result brings that to 2.50 with a Juventus win with both teams scoring at 3.30.
The hosts are 15-1-1 this season and are a perfect 8-0 on their turf. After being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League, they can now solely focus on winning the Scudetto. Not to mention that the dynamic Andrea Pirlo is back in the lineup.
Despite the phenomenal defensive marks of both squads I like the over marks here, even the risky O3.5 which is at 3.00. The last two games in Turin have hit this mark and Roma should come out guns blazing.
Also consider taking Carlos Tevez to score in the match at odds of 2.00. The Argentinean has 11 goals on the campaign, good enough for second in the league.