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      22.12.2018 10:00 - in: Serie A S

      Juventus vs Roma: Match preview

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      The Bianconeri take on Roma tonight at Allianz Stadium in their last game before Christmas

      It's Juventus vs Roma tonight at Allianz Stadium! Before the kick-off at 20.30 CET, here are a look at the stats and facts heading into the game

      PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

      Juventus have won six of their last 10 matches against Roma in the league, keeping a cleansheet in six of those 10 games. The most common scoreline between the two sides in Serie A is 1-1, occurring on 25 occasions, with the last happening in March 2015. Just like this season, Juve and Roma also met in 2016/17 on Matchday 17. The match finished 1-0 to Juve, thanks to Gonzalo Higuain's goal.

      Juventus have won all of their last seven Serie A home games against Roma, with a 100% record at Allianz Stadium. Only between the '50s and' 60s have the Bianconeri done better, winning eight consecutive matches at home against the Giallorossi. In five of these last seven games in Turin against Roma, Juventus have also kept a cleansheet

      Juventus have won 55 out of 84 home matches with Roma in Serie A overall, with 21 draws and eight Roma wins.

      BIANCONERI NUMBERS

      In the 2018 calendar year, Juventus have won 30 of the 35 games played in the league, at least three more wins than any other team in the five major European leagues.

      Juve are 20 games in a row without defeat in Serie A, thanks to 18 wins and two draws, also scoring at least one goal in 17 consecutive matches. The last time they failed to hit the back of the net was actually away against Roma last season that finished 0-0 at the Stadio Olimpico and confirmed the Bianconeri as champions.

      No team had ever recorded 15 victories and a draw in the first 16 days of Serie A. The Bianconeri now on 46 points, have three games to beat the historical points-total record in a 20 championship (52 points won in 2013/14 by Juventus).

      Juventus have the most cleansheets (21) in the 2018 calendar year in the top five European leagues, with nine so far to date in Serie A (more than any other team).

      FROM ROMA TO JUVE

      Before moving to Juventus, Miralem Pjanic played 159 games, scoring 27 goals for Roma in Serie A.

      Wojciech Szczesny played 72 matches in Serie A with the Giallorossi, from 2015/16-2016/17.

      Medhi Benatia had his best goal-scoring season with Roma, with five goals in 33 appearances in 2013/14.

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