Juve aim for winning send-off

The highlight of the final round of matches in Serie A on the Saturday before Christmas sees champions Juventus play host to a Roma side.

Juve, now armed with former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, have been an unstoppable juggernaut in domestic action so far this season, dropping a mere two points from 16 games played to hold an eight-point advantage at the top of the table.

Juve backline unshakable

Their last five Serie A victories have come at the concession of no goals at all, so you may well think that 2.15 for the hosts to win to zero on Saturday evening has plenty of merit.

When weighing up possible goalscorers, how do you look past Ronaldo? The Portuguese ace has found goals hard to come by in the Champions League, but not so in Serie A, where he has scored in four of his last five games to take his tally to 11 for the season.

He is 1.83 to score at any time against Roma while an option for a better return, at 3.00, would be Mario Mandzukic.

What hope for Roma?

The visitors to Turin had won just one in seven in the league before claiming a 3-2 home win over Genoa last weekend, and they do at least have goals in them, having scored eight in their last four games.

They have, though, lost on their last seven league visits to Juve, although the four most recent of those reverses have been by only a one-goal margin. With that in mind, Juve to win by one goal on Saturday evening at 3.30 looks to make sense.

Who can find form at the San Siro?

Earlier on Saturday, a meeting of two sides struggling for form takes place at the San Siro, with AC Milan playing host to Fiorentina.

Milan are without a win in their last three games in all competitions and have only scored one goal in that time, with star loan signing Gonzalo Higuain without a goal since late October.

La Viola have fared little better, with a 3-1 win at home to Empoli last time out ending a run of eight games without a victory – although six of those were draws.

With that lack of form coming from both sides, you might well fancy 3.30 for a draw at the San Siro, but do bear in mind that the Rossoneri won this fixture 5-1 last season.

It’s also worth taking a look at the winning margin market, with Milan to win by a single goal 3.65 while Fiorentina are 4.45 to claim the honours by the odd goal.

On the goalscorers front, there are few players in form from either roster, although the highly-rated Giovanni Simeone has found the net on both of his last two outings for La Viola.

He is 2.85 to score at any time in Milan, a price which is near the best in the market, highlighting that goals could be at something of a premium.