SCOTT PETERSON - Friday, February 15, 2013
Michael Bradley and the Giallorossi of AS Roma are planning to be ungracious hosts against league leaders Juventus on Saturday.
Bradley and Roma have not won in their last seven outings and are desperate for three points to avoid falling further into no man's land.
The Roman outfit ousted skipper Zdenek Zeman two weeks in an effort to bring about a change in fortunes, but the Romans showed little energy in last week's lackluster defeat to Sampdoria.
With their backs against the wall, Roma will look to pull off an upset versus Serie A leaders Juventus, who are unbeaten in their last five contests.
Roma will catch a slight break with goal-scoring midfielder Claudio Marchisio serving a one-match ban after picking up his fifth caution last week versus Fiorentina.
Roma, however, will be without the services of Mattia Destro, Leandro Castan and José Dodó, who are all out with injuries.