Lazio vs Juventus: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:27 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 8:27 PM UTC

Juventus have a great record against Lazio at Stadio Olimpico...
<div><h2>Lazio vs Juventus</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, December 7, at Stadio Olimpico</strong></a></p><p>Two of the best teams in Serie A will lock horns in an eagerly anticipated game at Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday. A four-game winning streak has carried Lazio up to third in the Serie A table and they are playing with a great deal of swagger at the moment. Yet perennial champions Juventus remain unbeaten after 14 games and they will make life very difficult for Simone Inzaghi’s men this weekend. They have a great record against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico, having not lost a league game against them there for more than 15 years, so they should feel optimistic about their chances of getting a result in this game.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Ciro Immobile has banged in a remarkable 19 goals in 14 games so far this season, and only Atalanta have scored more than Lazio. Yet Inzaghi’s side boast a much better defensive record, having conceded just 14 compared to Atalanta’s 21. They play a back three of Luiz Felipe, Francesco Acerbi and Stefan Radu, and they did well to keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Udinese on Sunday. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the star of the show in midfield, while Joaquin Correa has proved to be a strong foil to Immobile up front.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Juventus could only draw 2-2 with Sassuolo at the weekend and that saw them leapfrogged by Inter at the top of the table. Maurizio Sarri opted to start Gonzalo Higuain up front alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in that game, but Paulo Dybala may get the nod ahead of his countryman on Saturday. A three man midfield of Miralem Pjanic, Emre Can and Rodrigo Bentancur sat behind playmaker Federico Bernadeschi in that game, meaning Blaise Matuidi and Aaron Ramsey were on the bench. Matthijs de Ligt continues to partner Leonardo Bonucci in defence, with captain Giorgio Chiellini out injured, and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has started ahead of Wojciech Szczesny. Douglas Costa and Adrian Rabiot are injured.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>This looks like a potential banana skin for Juventus when you consider Lazio’s superb recent form. However, they did lose home and away to Celtic in the Europa League, which takes the gloss off that run. Juventus have won their last five away league matches against Lazio, and you have to go back more than 15 years to find their last Serie A defeat here. They generally have a strong record against their biggest domestic rivals, while occasionally dropping points against smaller clubs due to motivation issues, so they should battle to an important victory in this game.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=8e57de00-8c0e-4848-b6da-ea2a0f565fb1&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="888 Sport">Juventus draw no bet at 1.74 (8/11) with 888 Sport</a></strong></p></div>
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