Bookies.com highlight the best bets as Roma host champions Juventus in a super Serie A duel
Serie A matchweek two boasts an absolute corker of a clash between Italian giants Roma and Juventus, and this a match-up you won’t want to miss.
Chelsea-owned winger Mohamed Salah is spending the season on loan at the Stadio Olimpico, and part of the reason the Egyptian attacker caused such a summer transfer scramble, is due to his potent performances for Fiorentina against Juve last campaign.
Wideman Salah, when roaming the flanks for Viola in the Coppa Italia, almost single-handedly tore through the Old Lady’s rearguard in the semi-final first leg, and has two strikes in three outings across all competitions versus the Turin team.
So, back the Giallorossi goal threat at a best market 9/1 price from Boylesports to hit the opener, or 13/4 with 888.com to bag anytime.
Roma may have their best chance of gaining the upper hand, as Massimiliano Allegri’s men have undergone a summer of change, losing all of instrumental Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal. Without the top trio, who formed the fearsome spine of their treble-contending team, Juve slumped to a shock opening Serie A defeat by Udinese.
This makes the hosts 17/10 (Betfred) to triumph, or a tempting 2/1 to split the spoils (Sky Bet), having been beaten by their visitors just once in the last five duels on Stadio Olimpico soil across all competitions.
Aside from Salah, fellow new signings Edin Dzeko, priced 9/4 by BetVictor, and Iago Falque (offered at 3/1 by Ladbrokes), are also intriguing anytime shouts to breach guests Juve’s backline.
Continuing with the fresh faces theme, the Old Lady’s chances for victory, 2/1 by BetVictor, may also rest on their latest attacking acquisitions.
Exciting Argentine Paulo Dybala, purchased from Palermo, helped clinch the Italian Super Cup, and can be grabbed at 7/2 anytime odds with PaddyPower, while fellow pre-season scorer Mario Mandzukic is also worth a 6/1 punt to get off the mark first.
Bookies.com betting tip: Salah to score first @ 9/1 with Boylesports
All odds were correct at time of posting.