Juventus are playing ahead of their key rivals in the points table in Napoli and will look to get a victory to keep pressure on them as they play against Roma later on. Juventus themselves have not an easy fixture to content with as they take on Lazio who have already beaten them in the Super Cup earlier this season. Juventus’ struggles this season have been at the back as was seen in their last game where they blew a 2-0 lead against Atalanta to draw 2-2. Juventus have yet to sort out their right combination at the back since Bonucci has left them and with also a lot of rotation between goalkeepers. Juventus form in front of goal has been outstanding as they have netted in every single game barring the 1 game against Barcelona.
Lazio come into this game with some confidence having sitting just 3 points behind Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan with their only loss coming a 3 weeks ago against an in-form Napoli side by a score of 4-1. Lazio will look to the form of some of their key players namely Immobile, Alberto, Parolo and Savic who have been good in creating chances as well as banging in the goals for them. Lazio have scored in every single game they have played this season barring their opening 0-0 with SPAL. In fact they are the 3rd highest scorers of the league after Juventus and Napoli. Defensively, of the top 5 teams, they have conceded the maximum goals leaking 9 in 7 Serie A games; while also conceding 4 goals in 3 games in other competitions.
While everyone might think this is a walk in the park for Juventus at home; this game has a lot going for it as Lazio will want to catch up, and Juventus will have one eye on their Champions League fixture in mid-week. I am expecting both teams to find the back of the net and over 2.5 goals to be scored in this encounter.
Over 2.5 Goals