Juventus are leading the way in Serie A and have a comfortable lead over the second-placed Napoli. Of course, this doesn’t mean Juventus aren’t hungry for points. They want to keep on winning and beating Lazio in Rome is what they’d love to do. They beat Lazio at Stadio Olimpico five previous times; can they do it again? Find out in our Lazio vs Juventus prediction and betting tips!
Lazio are currently on the 6th place in Serie A, which is the place that leads to the Europe League qualification. But, Lazio’s ambitions are much higher than that. They’ve set their eyes on the Champions League, which slipped through their fingers in the last round of the last season, when Inter overtook their place.
Lazio want to finish among the top 4 teams in Serie A and are currently not far from that. But, in order to get to one of those spots and stay there until the season end, they will need to play well. Although their recent form hasn’t been too bad, they did lose in the previous round to Napoli.
Actually, this entire season, they’ve been struggling to do well against teams near the top of the table. In the first part of the season, they lost to Napoli, Juve, Roma, Inter, and Atalanta. And they have a disastrous record against Juventus. They won only one Serie A game against Juve since 2003.
Juve have won 7 previous Serie A seasons and are on a very good road to winning it once again. They are at a very top of the table, with 12 points more than Napoli that’s at the second place. And the point difference between Juve and the third-placed Inter is 19 points.
Obviously, the chances that Juve are going to lose the title race are pretty low. But, this doesn’t mean that they can relax. On the contrary, they need to keep their good form going. It’s not just in order to ensure the title on time, but also because a good form in Serie A is going to give them confidence for the Champions League, which comes back in February.
Their form wouldn’t be so amazing if Ronaldo hasn’t been playing at such high level. Not only he’s the current top scorer in the league, but he’s also the player with the most assists in Juventus. And you can be sure he’s gonna be ready for the Lazio game.
Unfortunately for Juve, there are some players who will have to miss the Sunday’s game. Mandzukic is out due to an injury, same as Juan Cuadrado. Furthermore, at the back, Benatia and Barzagli are the ones who will have to miss the game. Still, even without those guys in the squad, Juve do seem capable of beating any opponent in Serie A, Lazio included.
- Luiz Felipe (Injury)
- Adam Marusic (suspension)
- Mario Mandzukic (Injury)
- Juan Cuadrado (Injury)
- Mehdi Benatia (Injury)
- Andrea Barzagli (Injury)
Strakosha – Acerbi, Radu, Wallace – Parolo, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Lulic, Correa – Luis Alberto, Immobile
Szczesny – Chiellini, Bonucci, Cancelo, Alex Sandro – Can, Bentancur, Matuidi – Bernandeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo
Lazio vs Juventus Prediction
There’s no doubt that Juventus is the best team in Serie A. They can beat any opponent, but this doesn’t mean Lazio will surrender without a fight. I think this is going to be a close match, probably with goals on both ends. Still, at the end of 90 minutes, Juve are the ones who should be the happier side.
Lazio vs Juventus Betting Tips
- Juventus @1.80 (1XBet)
- BTS @1.90 (bet365)