Juventus is a team that hopes to make history by winning Serie A for the 7th time in a row. Right now, they’re 4 points behind Napoli. The good news is that they have played one game less, the bad news is that the game in question is against Lazio in Rome!
Lazio vs. Juventus Betting Preview
The Saturday’s clash Lazio vs. Juventus is definitely the most interesting game of the 27th round of the season. Both sides are playing very well in the last couple weeks, so making a prediction is not going to be easy. Hopefully, the following text will be enough to help you with your betting tips!
Lazio lost to AC Milan a few days ago on penalties in Copa Italia. But, before that, they played fairly well, winning 3 games in a row. One fact that can pose a big problem to Lazio players is that they’re in the middle of a very tough schedule. Just three games after the clash with Juventus in Serie A, they will play against Dinamo Kiev in the Europa League.
A thing that goes in favor of Lazio is that they play at home this weekend. At Olimpico, they won 7 out of possible 12 games this season in Serie A. In 2018, this team won 3 out of 4 home games in the league. However, they still haven’t played against such a heavyweight as Juventus.
Furthermore, Lazio has a pretty bad history with Juventus. They lost all of the previous clashes with Juventus at Olimpico.
If they want to win the title once again, Juventus needs to continue with their good form. Speaking of which, this team has been playing pretty well recently, even though they had pretty serious problems with injuries. Juventus is without a defeat since November 2017 not to mention that they won 9 out of 10 games played in 2018.
Moreover, Juve is famously great when playing difficult matches. This team had no problems beating their main rivals this season – Roma, AC Milan, and Napoli. They did lose to Lazio in October and are now looking for revenge.
Still, not everything goes in favor of Juve ahead of this clash. This team takes on Tottenham in the next Wednesday, a duel they need to win as the first part of the Champions League doubleheader ended 2:2 in Turin. Another problem for Juventus is that a few of their top players are either injured or having problems with their fitness.
- Ante Marusic (suspension)
- Davide Di Gennaro (doubtful)
- Federico Marchetti (doubtful)
- Gonzalo Higuain (injury)
- Juan Cuadrado (injury)
- Federico Bernardeschi (injury)
- Mattia De Sciglio (doubtful)
Lazio vs. Juventus Possible Lineups
Lazio: Strakosha – Radu, De Vrij, Ramos Marchi – Lucas, Milinkovic-Savic, Parolo – Alberto, Immobile
Juventus: Szczęsny – Chiellini, Benatia, Lichtsteiner, Asamoah – Khedira, Matuidi, Pjanic – Dybala, Costa, Mandzukic
Lazio vs. Juventus Match Prediction
This isn’t going to be an easy game for either side. Both Lazio and Juve are in need of points in order to achieve their goals for this season. Comparing the two sides, it’s evident that Juve has better players, but their focus is likely to be on the duel with Tottenham in the Champions League, not to mention that several of their key men are out due to injuries.
All considered, a draw seems like the most probable outcome. You may also wanna consider betting on Under 2.5 Goals as both sides are expected to be not to rush into attacks, but take a more conservative approach.
Lazio vs. Juventus Betting Tips
Draw @3.39 or Under 2.5 Goals @1.7