Soccer Picks for Juventus vs. Roma in the Coppa Italia

Steven Suarez

Monday, January 20, 2014 7:43 PM UTC

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 7:43 PM UTC

The top two teams in the Serie A will meet up on Tuesday, but this time around it'll be in the Coppa Italia. Who do we like to win this clash of the titans for our soccer picks?

Odds Overview

We've got a toss-up on our hands when it comes to the soccer betting odds. Roma is listed at +160 and Juventus is right there too at +185 or so, with a draw trading at +250 for now. You can follow along with the live updates for yourself at


If you haven't been paying much attention to the Serie A, just know that Juventus has been on an insanely impressive winning streak, which is why they're given a good chance of winning despite being away from home on Tuesday.

Believe it or not, The Old Lady have won 12 league matches in a row, in turn increasing their lead atop the table to eight points.

Through 20 Serie A fixtures, Juventus has won 18 times while picking up just one draw and one loss. They have a goal differential of +36 and have scored three or more goals in six consecutive matches.

The acquisition of Carlos Tevez has paid immediate dividends, as he's scored a team-leading 11 goals in Serie A so far – he's also contributed six assists to the cause. Fellow new addition Fernando Llorente has been a great buy too, scoring eight goals in league play.

We're eager to see if both strikers are in the starting XI on Tuesday, considering Juventus also had a crucial away Serie A match coming up over the weekend against Lazio.

AS Roma

The Yellow-Reds have responded very well since a tough 3-0 defeat to Juventus, beating Genoa 4-0 and then Livorno 3-0 in league encounters.

You can currently find Roma in second place in the Serie A table, though unfortunately for them The Old Lady slowly but surely are pulling away at the summit.

Still, The Yellow-Reds have been enjoying a highly successful campaign. Like Juventus, they've only lost one league match all season, and they've still yet to lose at home. In 11 matches at Stadio Olimpico, they've won nine and drawn two, while scoring 27 goals and allowing only two.

Francesco Totti is the heart and soul of this Roma outfit, but the likes of Daniele De Rossi, Kevin Strootman and Adem Ljajic have been influential as well.

Everyone will have to be at their best here on Tuesday if The Yellow-Reds are to hand Juventus their first taste of defeat in quite some time. Will they rise to the challenge?

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Coppa Italia

We don't have to tell you how big of an advantage it is for Roma to be at home on this occasion. We mentioned above how they haven't lost in Serie A play on their own pitch all season long.

However, Juventus is in ridiculously good form and it doesn't look like anyone can stop them in this moment in time.

So while Stadio Olimpico will be in full voice as always, we have to ride the momentum and pick The Old Lady to squeak out a victory. They just beat Roma 3-0 at home a couple weeks ago – Arturo Vidal, Leonardo Bonucci and Mirko Vucinic scored the goals – and their level has only improved since that convincing performance. Take Juventus with your soccer picks.

Soccer Pick: Juventus 2 AS Roma 1

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