Serie A sets to come alive this weekend, hosting one of the most anticipated clashes that marked last season’s scudetto race to the near-death. Lazio will be playing host to Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 2:30 pm.
The Champions head out of Turin on the back of 4-1 victories in Serie A. Lazio continues their resurgence in the league even after coming from back to back draws in the Champions League last week.
The last time the two sides met was in July, ending in a 2-1 Juventus win. Lazio came out on top in their recent meeting at the capital after a humbling 14 home streak without a home win. It comes back with 11 straight losses against the Old Lady in the top flight.
Sunday provides a chance for the Biancocelesti to make it two league wins in a row against Juventus for the first time since 2001. It dates back to a time when current manager Simone Inzaghi was among the star-studded squad.
The Old Lady has 14 goals scored in the home league with three wins and three draws. There is no question that the Bianconeri are reliant on the services of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has scored in each of his three league games this season with a huge win percentage on the squad.
Lazio vs. Juventus Head to Head
Both sides have 38 games against each other, with Lazio picking up seven wins while Juventus with 25 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Zenit St. Petersburg 1-1 Lazio
Torino 3-4 Lazio
Club Brugge 1-1 Lazio
Lazio 2-1 Bologna
Lazio 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
Ferencvarosi 1-4 Juventus
Spezia 1-4 Juventus
Juventus 0-2 Barcelona
Juventus 1-1 Hellas Verona
Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Juventus
Lazio Team News
There is a continued drama at the camp with a subsequent Italian FA investigation over Ciro Immobile, Lucas Leiva, and Thomas Strakosha’s positive corona tests. The trio remains unavailable for action this Sunday. Lulic and Lazarri are also out of action.
Juventus Team News
Defender Giorgio Chiellini is back in-field training after a short term injury. Center back De Ligt is also pushing for a first-team selection after recovering from shoulder surgery. Aaron Ramsey picked up a knock and withdrew from the Wales squad ahead of the international break.
Prediction and Odds
Given the current predicament and defensive fragilities of Lazio, we expect a win by the Old Lady.
Home: No Score
Ronaldo to Score