Serie A Preview | Juventus vs. Roma: Allegri and Mourinho meet again

by | Oct 16, 2021 12:09

Massimiliano Allegri and José Mourinho meet at the Allianz Stadium with the Juventus coach who has won only two of their previous eight meetings.

Allegri beat Mourinho for the first time in 2009, when he was in charge of Cagliari. Nine years later, in November 2018, he won his second game against the Special One when Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Champions League group stage.

Mourinho has won four games against Allegri, with the remaining two matches ending up in draws.

Juventus host the Giallorossi without the injured Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata who missed the last two games before the break with muscle injuries.

Therefore, Federico Chiesa and Moise Kean are expected to start up front.

Danilo, Alex Sandro and Rodrigo Bentancur returned from international duty on Friday night and the former Man City defender could start as he hadn’t played Brazil’s last game.

Roma travel to Turin without the injured Chris Smalling and Leonardo Spinazzola. Tammy Abraham is in doubt for the game with an ankle problem.

Form Guide: Juventus (W W W D L) Roma (W L W L W)

Stat fact: Juventus have won nine games from ten against Roma at the Allianz Stadium and the Giallorossi could become the first club defeated ten times in the Bianconeri’s new stadium.

Probable line-ups

Juventus (4-4-2) Szczesny; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, De Sciglio; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Locatelli, Bernardeschi; Kean, Chiesa.

Suspended: none

Injured: Rabiot, Dybala, Morata

On a yellow card: none

Roma (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Ibanez, Vina; Cristante, Veretout; Zaniolo, Lo. Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Shomurodov.

Suspended: none

Injured: Smalling, Spinazzola

On a yellow card: Cristante

3 Comments

  1. Abdul Azim

    Forza Juve

  2. Gaddafi

    I hope As Roma to win the match.

  3. Tom

    Juve 3 Roma 1

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