Juventus are the outright favorites for this matchup and rightly so. The defending Serie A champions are on a roll right now and a weakened Roma side are unlikely to take them all the way.
Expect di Francesco’s side to play cautiously and wait patiently for attacking opportunities to arise. Juventus, meanwhile, will be on the front foot, looking to get an early goal or two so as to settle into a good rhythm for the remaining game.
We predict that the home side will win the game by a two-goal margin and keep a clean sheet. Had Dzeko been starting, the probability of a Roma goal would have increased. Dzeko’s doubtful status limits the offensive threat that Roma bring for the home side’s defense.