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Lazio and Juventus will face off in one of two huge matches in Serie A this weekend – the other being Atalanta versus Inter. The Biancocelesti are 10th in Serie A with 10 points from 18 possible. Simeone Inzaghi’s team are on a two-match winning streak in the league and go into the match full of confidence against the reigning league champions.

Juventus head into the weekend in third place with 12 points from 18 possible. Just two points separate the long-time rivals in a very congested Serie A table. Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo heads into the game having criticised his “egotistical” players following a midweek Champions League win. Pirlo is not happy with his team going into the game despite wins and points being tallied.

The Bianconeri are unbeaten in six straight league games. They have outscored opponents 14-5 during that run. Last weekend, Juventus defeated Spezia which ended a two-match winless run. The club slipped up with back-to-back 1-1 draws against Crotone and Hellas Verona. Now, against one of Serie A’s top sides, Juventus could find gaining points difficult.

Lazio have a good history against Juventus in recent seasons. Inzaghi’s team are strong and full of confidence thanks to good league and Champions League form. Can the Biancocelesti win at home against Juventus on Sunday?

Lazio vs Juventus Betting Odds

Lazio won four of their last six games in all competitions against Juventus. Last season, the teams met three times with Lazio winning twice. Inzaghi’s team won 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico coming from behind to claim the win. After Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half goal, Lazio’s Luiz Felipe, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Felipe Caicedo scored goals to give Lazio the win.

Just two weeks later, Lazio posted a second 3-1 win when the two clubs met in the Supercoppa Italiana. Although Lazio lost their third meeting of the campaign, they posted to victories and obtained a piece of silverware. Lazio’s record has been good and they could take points off of Juventus once more at home.

Juventus have taken five points from nine on the road this season. After score draws versus Roma and Crotone, Juventus blasted Spezia 4-1. They claimed another 4-1 win in midweek in the Champions League versus Hungary’s Ferencvaros.

Lazio took just four points from nine at home in their opening three games. The team have scored just four times at home while allowing opponents to score six goals. The last four games between Lazio and Juventus in all competitions finished with both teams scoring goals and over 2.5 goals tallied.

Juventus are the favourites to win this tie as the Old Lady are priced up at best price odds of 1/1 or evens with the bookmakers. Lazio can be backed at odds of 35/12 to win this match.

Lazio vs Juventus Team News

Inzaghi goes into the weekend with a large list of players set to miss the weekend. Three players tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the game. Gonzalo Escalante, Djavan Anderson, and Manuel Lazzari tested positive for the virus and are out of action.

Lazio players Stefan Radu, Silvio Proto, and Senad Lulic are all three likely to miss the game as well. Lulic and Radu are back in training and could pass late fitness tests to play this weekend. However, their returns to the team may not come until after the international break.

Pirlo could be without the oft-injured Aaron Ramsey for Sunday. He is listed as having an “unknown” injury. Alex Sandro could miss the game with a thigh strain. Matthjis De Ligt is back in training after shoulder surgery, but may not be match fit to take a place in the team.

Centre-back Leonardo Bonucci is listed as day-to-day with a muscle injury. He did play in midweek next to Giorgio Chiellini in central defence in midweek. Alvaro Morata goes into the game in good form. He scored twice in midweek to help Juventus to ease to victory.

Lazio vs Juventus Prediction

Both teams to score - BET NOW

The last four games in all competitions between Lazio and Juventus finished with both teams scoring goals. Both sides have plenty of firepower and it should ignite this weekend. Three straight Juventus Serie A games finished with both teams scoring goals. Lazio’s last two games ended with both teams scoring goals. Both sides played in the Champions League in midweek and those games finished with both teams finding the back of the net.

Alvaro Morata to score anytime - BET NOW

Alvaro Morata hit out at his critics this week after scoring two goals against Ferencvaros. The problem with Morata has always been the same. He needs good players around him to score goals. Morata isn’t able to create goals himself or improve his team on his own. That said, with Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo around him, Morata can score goals for Juventus. He has two goals in four appearances for the Bianconeri this season in Serie A.

Over 2.5 goals - BET NOW

The last four games in all competitions between Lazio and Juventus finished with over 2.5 goals scored. These teams have put on some exciting games over the course of their last four meetings. Lazio claimed wins in two of those last four games between the clubs. Both sides are in form going into the game and the result could have immediate impact on the Serie A Scudetto race.

Lazio are slightly overachieving in points this term with 12 taken from 18 possible. Their expected points figure is 7.62. Juventus are right on their actual points and expected points totals. They have taken nine points and have an expected total of 10.06. Remember, Juventus were gifted three points from the powers that be in Serie A after Napoli could not play their game due to COVID-19 positive tests. Juventus have taken nine points in actual games and an additional three points thanks to the governing body of calcio.

Don’t sleep on Lazio getting a third win in their last five games in all competitions against Juventus. Lazio are a good team that will push Juventus. There are still questions surrounding Juventus under Pirlo. Are they that good? Juventus should drop points with a draw or loss this weekend, giving Lazio the chance to continue their good form.

Lazio vs Juventus Betting Tips