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Juventus vs. AS Roma betting odds, pick

Juventus is five points clear of second place AS Roma and can really take control of Serie A with a home win over them this weekend.

The Turin squad is on fire with nine straight wins and is a big betting favorite facing Roma.

Midweek, Juventus is at -163 with AS Roma at +450 and a draw line of +275 according to Bovada. There were literally hundreds of betting Juventus vs AS Roma options available today at Bet365.

AS Roma has five draws in their last seven matches, but they are still the only club in Serie A without a loss. Their offense is the reason they played to so many draws, but they have scored eight goals in their last three matches.

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Can Roma score in this match? Sure, they are coming off a 4-0 win in their last match, but that was at home facing Catania, who sit in last place in the league table.

Juve had played to eight straight clean sheets before their last 4-1 win. Their defense has been stellar and Roma has a tall task to find the back of the net.

What may be even more impressive about Juve’s run is that they are without their brilliant playmaker in Andrea Pirlo, who is still out with an injury.

Mattia Destro has three goals in Roma’s last three matches and Mehdi Benatia scored two in the Catania match.

Juve has been stellar all around in their streak, especially on defense and in the midfield and their offense has scored four goals in each of their last two matches. Striker Carlos Tevez has four goals in Juve’s last two matches and the Roma defense must keep him in check.

The Roma defense has conceded the fewest goals in the league, but can they score on Gianluigi Buffon and the lock down Juve defense? That is the big question in this match.

Last season in Turin Juve easily beat AS Roma 4-1. AS Roma has not beaten Juve on the road in Serie A play since the 2009/2010 season.

Juventus vs AS Roma betting preview