Roma vs. Juventus: Complete Serie a Preview and Team News

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIFebruary 15, 2013

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 10: Francesco Totti of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and AS Roma at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on February 10, 2013 in Genoa, Italy.  (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
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Roma entertains Juventus this Saturday in what should be an entertaining Serie A matchup.

The last time these two teams met Juventus ran out clear winnners with a 4-1 scoreline.

Both sides are in entirely different circumstances on the pitch.

Juventus is looking to repeat as Serie A champions while Roma is sitting in ninth position and looking to recover from a poor start to the season.

Here's the latest team news for either side.


Roma Team News

Roma has been extremely poor to start to the Serie A in 2013 with a record of four losses and two draws.

Interim boss Aurelio Andreazzoli will take charge of his second game and will likely return to the 3-5-2 formation introduced against Sampdoria.

He will be without the likes of Leandro Castan and Mattia Destro for this clash, while there are doubts over the fitness of players like Daniele De Rossi and Pablo Osvaldo.

Predicted Lineup(3-5-2): Maarten Stekelenburg; Marquinhos, Nicolas Burdisso, Dodo; Erik Lamela, Michael Bradley, Miralem Pjanic, Daniele De Rossi, Marquinho; Francesco Totti, Pablo Osvaldo


Juventus Team News

Juventus is coming off an emphatic 3-0 Champions League victory at Celtic and have a record of three wins, two draws and one loss in the Serie A for 2013.

The Old Lady is virtually at full strength minus the likes of Federico Peluso and Claudio Marchisio through suspension, and Giorgio Chiellini through injury.

Juventus will be looking to increase their lead in the Serie A Standings to eight points with a victory over Roma.

Predicted Lineup(3-5-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Martin Caceres; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Kwadwo Asamoah; Mirko Vucinic, Alessandro Matri