Juventus vs. Roma Betting Tips: A card fest expected at the Allianz Stadium
Juventus vs Roma Odds
Die-hard English football fans will likely be tuning in to Arsenal vs Fulham at 5:30pm on Saturday. But for those with a more continental taste, there's a clash between two Italian heavyweights which may more suitably whet the appetite.
Neither Juventus nor Roma have conceded a single goal in their opening two Serie A fixtures, and both title contenders will enter this particular fixture with the mindset of taking home all the spoils.
On the sidelines overseeing the teams will be two of the largest characters the league has to offer: Maxi Allegri and Jose Mourinho. The former is lamenting his lack of injury-free starters, meanwhile the "Special One" should be chomping at the bit to put his side to the test against strong opposition.
Having produced a winning main bet for Bolton vs Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday to make it 4/8 successful tips recently, we've elected @LAHamalam to take the reins for this exciting Serie A match up and he thinks he's found a couple of angles that are worth your consideration.
Juventus vs Roma Tips
While nothing is guaranteed, especially when it comes to gambling, you can rest assured that we aren't going to see a card-less affair in Turin. A Bet Builder has caught our eye, comprised of three selections with BetVictor; Juventus to receive over 2.5 cards, Roma to also be shown over 2.5 cards and there to be over 0.5 goals in the match between both teams at an industry best of 21/10.
Both of Juve's 22/23 campaign outings have seen them collect at least one booking, with two cards coming in their most recent stalemate with Sampdoria. On this, both Sampdoria and Sassuolo have each received three yellows in the two Serie A matches that the White and Blacks have played so far.
Meanwhile, those suspecting Roma's terrible disciplinary record to be behind them following their impressive start to the season should consider otherwise. Mourinho's men may have picked up two cautions in their opener at Salernitana before leaving the field squeaky clean in a narrow 1-0 win over Cremonese, but this is the second-worst disciplined Serie A side last season that we're talking about here. Only Venezia accrued more yellows over the course of the season than Capitoline's grand total of 99, where 18/38 league fixtures played resulted in three or more bookings brandished to those in carmine red and golden yellow.
On the opponent's front, both of the aforementioned teams who've faced the Wolves have seen three players walk away one step closer to a suspension after being handed a yellow card in these meetings.
As for Juve, although a slightly lesser success rate of 14 in 38 had them pick up three or more cards in a match, there were several individuals within that side claiming high enough totals - Juan Cuadrado being shown nine, Manuel Locatelli, Danilo & Luca Pellegrini managing six, and Moise Kean, Federico Bernadeschi, Adrien Rabiot and Alvaro Morata picking up five each - to suggest a fierce contest with Roma will see them clear this line.
In head-to-heads between the pair last season, this exact bet was a winner both times, with a 1-0 Juve win in their own back yard presenting three yellows for the home side and five yellows for the away team to go alongside 3Y + 3Y and 1R for Roma and Juventus respectively in a 3-4 thriller in the country's capital.
Running with the previous recommendation, we can't see beyond this fixture delivering on the cards and goals fronts, so we're upping the ante and going one further in each department, backing both Juventus and Roma to see four or more cards each, as well as two or more goals in the game as part of a 10/1 shot with bet365.
At the tail-end of last season, Allegri's side endured a streak of four consecutive matches where they themselves picked up four or more yellows as the marathon to secure Champions League football looked to be on the ropes.
Further back than that, the three previous meetings that proceeded their 21/22 encounters have all delivered on the goals side of things. February 2021's 2-0 win for Juve saw both teams receive two cards each, while September 2020 produced a 2-2 draw that Roma were booked twice in, while the away side saw red in addition to their two yellows. Finally, a season opener all the way back in August 2020 left Roma as 3-1 winners, taking home four yellows for their troubles to Juve's single caution in that match.
If you're still not convinced, maybe the appointed referee can change your mind. Massimiliano Irrati had the fifth-highest yellows per game ratio of any Serie A official last term with 5.6, taking charge of 11 games and drawing 62 bookings and two reds during this time. And while he may have ranked 20th for fouls awarded among his fellow comrades, 29 of the 46 refs who were handed the keys to a Serie A match all took charge of fewer games than our man here. Whether the stats have been skewed in his favour or he's someone with little tolerance, either works to the bet's advantage.
At 15/2 with the bookmaker used on the previous three-legged selection in BetVictor, the 10/1 on offer is too good to resist for the type of game that commonly produces fireworks, especially with both having just as much to gain as they have to lose this early into the season.
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