Lazio vs Juventus Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Lazio vs Juventus in Serie A.
Lazio vs Juventus Match Preview
Lazio and Juventus had contrasting fortunes in the midweek in Coppa Italia, with Lazio losing out on penalties to AC Milan while Juventus got the better of Atalanta. The sides now meet in Serie A with the Old Lady looking to continue their title challenge. This Lazio vs Juventus fixture will be played at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, March 3, so check out our Lazio vs Juventus prediction and betting tips.
The hosts start this encounter third in the table with 52 points from 26 games (W16, D4, L6). That gives them a two-point advantage over fifth-placed Roma as the race between Lazio, Inter, and Roma heats up for the top-four places. It will be tough to see them scaling the difference to the top-two, with Juventus 13 points ahead of them. The hosts have a very poor record in this fixture having struggled historically against Juventus. They are winless at home to Juventus in the league since December 2003, having lost nine matches and drawn three. Lazio come into this Lazio vs Juventus fixture with two successive wins, although consecutive losses to Milan, Genoa, and Napoli has erased any advantage they had, in the race to top-four.
Juventus, on the other hand, are treading lightly in the Scudetto title race as they come into this Lazio vs Juventus fixture four points behind league leaders Napoli. Juve have played a game lesser, though, and have 65 points from 25 games (W21, W2, L2). They are unbeaten in their last 12 league games (W11, D1) including nine successive wins coming into this game. Not just that, Juve have conceded just one goal in their last 12 matches, managing 11 clean sheets. Overall, they have 16 clean sheets from 25 games and have conceded more than one goal only five times in the league so far. Incidentally, Lazio have won the reverse fixture 2-1 in October to hand Juve one of their only two defeats this season. Can Lazio do the double over Juve?
Lazio vs Juventus H2H
Lazio’s win over Juventus in the reverse fixture this season was their first over them after 25 meetings without a win (D6, L19). Only once in their history have Lazio managed to do a league double over Juventus in a season (1942-43).
Lazio vs Juventus Team News
Lazio will Adam Marusic who is suspended for this fixture and could name the same side that lost the Coppa Italia semi-final.
For Juventus, the big news is the availability of Gonzalo Higuain who could start the game. Federico Bernareschi, Juan Cuadrado, an Mattia de Sciglio are out with injuries.
Lazio vs Juventus Probable Line-ups
Lazio: Strakosha (GK), Wallace, De Vrij, Radu, Basta, Parolo, Leiva, Lulic, Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic, Immobile.
Juventus: Buffon (GK), Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Chiellini, Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi, Dybala, Higuain, Mandzukic.
Lazio vs Juventus Prediction
There is so much riding on this match for both the sides, but Juventus have a bigger obligation to keep winning. Lazio’s form has tapered over the last month or so, although two wins on the trot have brought them back on track. However, we feel that Juve have enough firepower to keep winning. For individual goal scorers, back Higuain to score a goal.