Friday, January 3, 2014

Juventus-Roma Preview: Conte's men look to continue winning streak

Juventus can equal the 10-match winning run achieved by title rivals Roma at the start of the season when the two sides meet on Sunday.

Rudi Garcia's charges opened the season with 10 successive victories to set a new Italian top-flight record from the start of a campaign, but their hosts this weekend are threatening to surpass that mark.

Since a 4-2 defeat at Fiorentina in October, Juventus have been unstoppable in the league, winning nine consecutive games and keeping clean sheets in all bar one - a 4-1 triumph at Atalanta last time out.

Their form has also seen them surge to the top of the table as they chase a third consecutive Serie A crown and they go into their first game since the winter break five points clear of Roma in second.

The Giallorossi do not have recent history on their side, having won just two of the last 16 fixtures between the sides.

Andrea Pirlo could be in line for a place in the matchday squad for Juve after recovering from a knee injury, though the fixture may come too soon for him, while Marco Borriello remains a doubt for Roma.

Juve will be relieved to have Carlos Tevez in contention after the Argentinian was late coming back from his homeland over the New Year, with reports suggesting he was caring for his pregnant wife.

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