Lazio vs Juventus
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 27 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Lazio will continue their super-challenging schedule on Sunday evening when defending champions Juventus come to visit the capital for the 21st round tie at Olimpico. The hosts dropped out of top four in the league ladder giving space to bitter city rivals Roma to overtake them after a 3-2 victory over Torino last weekend.
Biancocelesti fell 2-1 away at second-placed Napoli. It was a rather dismal perforkmance from Simone Inzaghi’s men who actually did not provide a serious challenge to Partinopei on the occasion. Ancelotti’s men easily gained a two-goal cushion via first half goals from Joser Callejon and Arkadiusz Milik. Napoli never gave up on the lead as Lazio only managed to find a consolation goal through their talisman Ciro Immobile midway through the second half.
Inzaghi’s men could thus drop further down the ladder and sink out of top six with a potential failure at home against table-toppers Juventus.
Lazio vs Juventus: Head-to-head
Juve have a positive head to head record against Biancocelesti.
The Old Lady won 33, drew 12 and lost 15 of 60 meetings with Lazio.
Bianconeri will come into this off the back of two consecutive clean sheet wins over Lazio.
Lazio vs Juventus: Prediction
Reigning champions Juventus do not have a genuine competitor in Italy. They are cruising their way towards title defense this season. They won 18 and drew 2 of 20 matches so far. Such record is enough for a nine-point advantage at the very top of the standings. Massimiliano Sllegri’s men boast league’s best scoring and defensive records (41-11 goal difference).
Juve won 10 and drew 1 of past 11 league outings. Chievo were the latest victims on Monday when Bianconeri claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory via goals from Douglas Costa, Emre Can and Daniele Rugani at Allianz Stadium.
Lazio failed to keep a single clean sheet in last nine matches on the home patch in all competitions. We can hardly predict anything else but the away win at the odds of 1.90 here.
Lazio vs Juventus: Bet Tips
Juventus to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Juventus Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).