Juventus vs Lazio : Live Streaming and Highlights Preview and Prediction
Juventus vs Lazio Italian Serie A. Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017 Kick-Off: 11:30 UK, Venue: Juventus Stadium (Turin).
Juventus will hope their strong home record will come through for them yet again as they take on Lazio at Juventus Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
La Vecchia Signora will be coming into this game finding themselves in a rather unfamiliar position. Last round, Massimiliano Allegri’s men suffered their fourth defeat of the current campaign. It also so happened to be another road defeat. This time, it was at the hands of Fiorentina, and was the first time Juventus had lost to the Viola in over two years.
To date, Juve have yet to lose at home, but that defeat meant that Roma now have been given a glimmer of hope in this season’s title race. Meanwhile, Lazio have been in good form, but have long endured frustration against the Bianconeri. In fact, they have lost their past three road games and have failed to win their last 24 Serie A games against the reigning Serie A champions.
Furthermore, Juventus have won 26 home Serie A games. That’s a new league record. Overall, the Aquile have endured misery in this specific tie, and have not been able to score in their last five matches against Juventus across all competitions. Moreover, the Biancocelesti have not fared well against other big teams, including a 2-0 loss to AC Milan and a 3-0 defeat to Inter. Will they be able to correct that – and their bad track record – against Juventus in Sunday’s big game?
Juventus vs Lazio: Head-to-head statistics
Lazio have a record of W3-D4-L13 in their last 20 away games against teams ranked above them in the table.
La Vecchia Signora are unbeaten in their last 24 Serie A matches against Lazio (W18 D6).
Juventus have won each of their last three home games against Lazio.
The last time they beat the Biancocelesti in four consecutive matches on home soil was in 1990.
The Bianconeri have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 matches against Lazio in all competitions.
They have never won six in a row against the Biancocelesti.
Juventus have won their last 26 home matches in Serie A.
La Vecchia Signora have scored at least 2 goals in 13 of their last 14 home matches.
Juventus vs Lazio: Prediction
It goes without saying that Juventus will be under quite a bit of pressure here after dropping points in the last round. The Bianconeri were absolutely awful against Fiorentina and thoroughly deserved to lose. In fact, Juve have been a bit off as of late. Against Atalanta they weren’t impressive either, and had La Dea gotten a few more chances, that game could have bene pushed to extra time, perhaps.
Five points divide Lazio and Juventus, although the Bianconeri do have a game in hand. Furthermore, the Biancocelesti had to play mid-week and had to work super hard in Coppa Italia action to see off Genoa. Plus, Juventus actually have a good record coming into games after a defeat. After their three league games and their Supercoppa Italiana defeat, they’re four wins out of four and have netted a whopping 14 goals during that period.
Juventus vs Lazio: Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85)
Juventus to WIN at 1/2 (1.50).