Lazio will be in to top four contention with a win at Serie A holders Juventus this weekend. The Biancocelesti are three points off a Champions League berth and have a favourable run of fixtures over the next four weeks. Elsewhere, Andrea Pirlo maintains the Bianconeri are still in the title race despite Inter’s sizable lead.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium, Turin – 6 March, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Juventus vs. Lazio: Premier Sports 2
Last time: Cristiano Ronaldo and Felipe Caicedo exchanged efforts.
Juventus v Lazio Predictions and Preview
The Bianconeri are desperately short in all areas of the pitch with Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Juan Cuadrado, Arthur, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata all unavailable. While compatriot Antonio Conte regularly has a substitutes bench including Alexis Sanchez, Roberto Gagliardini, Matteo Darmian, Andrea Ranocchia, Stefano Sensi and Aleksandar Kolarov, Pirlo had to call upon the youth sector for the fixture with Verona and Juventus must address their personnel issues when the transfer window opens.
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|Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to score first||10/1||Offer|
|Juventus to win and both teams to score||15/4||Offer|
Ronaldo’s has 23 goals and four assists from 25 appearances and is 13/5 to open proceedings. The legendary attacker may be 36 but believes he can play on for another two or three seasons and if his current employers fail to match his ambition, there is a possibility he could look for a final challenge elsewhere.
Federico Chiesa has been the other standout player for the champions. The recruit from Fiorentina has settled in seamlessly and does not look out of place in the Champions League. The two footed winger is 11/2 to register first, while Dejan Kulusevski is 9/4 to bag anytime. The hosts are 3/4 to pick up an important victory.
Visitors Lazio have plenty of firepower in the ranks. Ciro Immobile claimed the European Golden Shoe in 2019-20, beating Robert Lewandowski, Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku to the prize. The Neapolitan also landed the domestic honour and is one shy of 20 for the campaign.
Immobile is 9/2 to break the deadlock and Joaquin Correa can be found at 10/1. The South American has edged out Caicedo and Vedat Muriqi and links well with the supporting cast of Luis Alberto and Milinkovic-Savic.
Alberto laid off a whopping 15 assists for his team-mates last year and his stunning form has caught the eye of international manager Luis Enrique. The 28-year-old is 8/5 to net anytime and the Biancocelesti are 10/3 to heap the pressure on Pirlo. A stalemate is 14/5.
One to watch for Juventus: There are likely to be wholesale changes in the Bianconeri midfield this summer with Manuel Locatelli and Paul Pogba at the top of the shopping list. In the meantime, Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey will feature from the opening whistle and the ex-Arsenal ace is 9/4 to notch anytime.
One to watch for Lazio: Caicedo is on course to eclipse his tally from last term with relative ease and his €2.5m transfer fee represents exceptional business by Igli Tare. The burly hitman is 8/1 to strike last.
Long shot: Pirlo would love to have Bonucci or Chiellini back to tussle it out with Immobile and Simone Inzaghi will be demanding his troops make a blistering start. Despite their mounting injury problems, Juventus will always have a chance with Ronaldo in the eleven and a 3-2 away success is 23/1.