Match - Sat 16 February, 21:45, Stadio Olimpico
Jubilant Juve host wounded Roma
On form: Juventus will be aiming for maximum points when they visit Roma
The Eternal City will come to a standstill on Saturday evening, when the two teams turnout at the Stadio Olimpico at 21h45 (CAT).
The Bianconeri touched down in Turin in the early hours of Wednesday morning still beaming from their impressive 3-0 triumph away to Celtic, and with the taste of victory still leaving them salivating at the mouth they will be looking to carry over that momentum when they report for duty on Saturday.
A major booster for Antonio Conte’s will come in the shape of Kwadwo Asamoah, who will make his comeback with the squad for the first time since returning from African Cup of Nations duty with Ghana.
Leonardo Bonucci will also be back in the set-up after having served his two-match suspension with the club, while Paolo De Ceglie continues to remain sidelined due to a thigh strain.
Despite the recent absentees from the Old Lady’s setup and an inconsistent run of form, they have still managed to rally in the results necessary to keep them at the top of the Serie A table.
Roma, on the other hand, haven’t had it so easy of late.
A poor run of results forced Zdenek Zeman out of the back door, seeing him replaced by Aurelio Andreazzoli.
The 59-year-old coach debuted for the side in a shocking 3-1 defeat to Sampdoria last weekend and he will be sure to call on his charges to record their first home win of his tenure.
Their plight hasn’t been handed any favours either with Federico Balzaretti, Leandro Castan and Mattia Destro all being ruled out of the fixture.
There will be no better an opportunity for the Lupi to turn the tides in their favour by springing a defeat on their bitter rivals, but they will no doubt have their work cut out for them when they host a confident Juventus side.