Defending Serie A champions Juventus will look to continue their winning start to the campaign as they host Lazio, who will be aiming to bounce back from an opening day home defeat at the hands of Napoli. The Old Lady will be favourites to win this game but equally the visitors will be eyeing an upset.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium, Turin – 25 August, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Juventus vs. Lazio: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Paulo Dybala’s winner in the third minute of added time defeated Lazio in Rome when they two last clashed in March, but Simone Inzaghi’s side triumphed 2-1 in Turin earlier in the campaign thanks to two goals from Ciro Immobile.
|Lazio double chance||2/1||Offer|
|Ciro Immobile anytime scorer||9/4||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||13/11||Offer|
Juventus vs. Lazio Predictions and Preview
Juventus got off to a typically dramatic and winning start with a last-minute winner to secure a 3-2 victory at Chievo Verona on Saturday.
Lazio had a more testing assignment and disappointingly came up short, blowing a lead at home to Napoli to fall to a 2-1 loss.
Unsurprisingly, Juventus are favourites to win this game at odds of 2/5 with a draw priced at 15/4 with a surprise away triumph priced at 9/1.
This could be a cagey affair with Lazio looking to defend resolutely to keep out the hosts while Juve are well-versed in exercising caution. Under 2.5 goals is available at 13/11 while fewer than 1.5 goals is at 7/2.
However, there is no shortage of firepower and attacking talent on the pitch (despite potential conservative tactics of each side), so over 2.5 goals may appear to offer value at 13/19.
A ‘double chance’ on Lazio to battle their way to either a draw or a win is available at 2/1 while a Juve win/draw outcome is at 1/11.
If you fancy the hosts to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 11/10 while a Juve win to nil is at 13/10.
One to watch for Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo hit a devastating 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid and whilst he did not find the net at Chievo Verona, it is surely only a matter of time. Odds of 5/6 are that he will net his first Juve goal here.
One to watch for Lazio: Ciro Immobile netted in the opening day defeat to Napoli – his 53rd league strike since joining the club in the summer of the 2016. The 28-year-old is priced at 9/4 (Bet Victor) to find the net here.
Long shot: It took a 93rd minute goal from Dybala to settle this tie last time round and it is likely to be a cagey affair here. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 17/1.