Lazio vs Juventus: Match Preview, Expected Lineups & Prediction

Lazio vs Juventus: Match Preview

Lazio vs Juventus

Lazio vs Juventus

Lazio host Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 15 of the 2019/20 Serie A.

Looking at the previous ten matches between the two sides – from January of 2016 to January of 2019 – the Biancocelesti have won on two occasions, the Bianconeri have won on eight occasions and there have been no draws. In more recent times, Lazio lost 2-0 in the first leg at the Juventus Stadium and 2-1 in the return leg in Rome in the 2018/19 season.

In regards to form in the Serie A this campaign, Simone Inzaghi’s team sits in third with a record of 9W-3D-2L (30 points), while Maurizio Sarri’s side sits in second with a record of 11W-3D-0L (36 points); the last round of Italian football saw the Biancocelesti defeat Udinese 3-0 and Juventus draw Sassuolo 2-2.

Lazio vs Juventus: Match Preview

Simone Inzaghi, Source- Getty Images

Simone Inzaghi, Source- Getty Images

Lazio (3-5-1-1): Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Bastos; Lulic, Luis Alberto, Leiva, Milinkovic, Lazzari; Correa; Immobile.

Maurizio Sarri, Source- FOX Sports Asia

Maurizio Sarri, Source- FOX Sports Asia

Juventus (4-3-1-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, de Ligt, Alex Sandro; Matuidi, Pjanic, Bentancur; Bernardeschi; Ronaldo, Dybala.

Lazio vs Juventus: Key Takeaways

Luis Alberto, Source- @MattyLewis11

Luis Alberto, Source- @MattyLewis11

Lazio finds themselves in fine form heading into this encounter winning six straight matches; they are unbeaten in their last nine matches in the Serie A. Ciro Immobile continues to impress for Lazio this season as the striker leads the league with 17 goals and has scored in nine straight matches.

Juventus, Source- The Independent

Juventus, Source- The Independent

In 61 games between the two clubs, Juventus has won 34, drawn 12 and lost 15, giving them a heavy advantage over the Biancocelesti. In addition, the Bianconeri have won their last six matches at the Stadio Olimpico.

Lazio vs Juventus: Prediction

This match takes place after Lazio won 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico against Udinese. It was a deserved result for the Biancocelesti who were the stronger side for most of the match. Ciro Immobile continues to lead the way up front, scoring his league-leading 16th and 17th goal of the season in the match. The Italian scored the winning goal and continues to help the Biancocelesti secure three points. Udinese’s last victory against Lazio dated back to September 2014 and that drought will continue after their 3-0 loss.

As for the Bianconeri, they have yet to lose a match this season; they are unbeaten in the first 14 matches of the Serie A. The team has shown signs of inconsistency and poor form this season, yet continue to find ways to win. In their recent match against Sassuolo, Juventus came back twice to prevent their first loss of the season. Leonardo Bonucci and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the Bianconeri; Ronaldo scored a penalty kick in the 67th minute to tie the match. The striker has struggled this season and looks to have not yet found his form from last season. The squad continues to adjust under new manager Maurizio Sarri; the Italian has done a good job thus far in his first season in charge of the Bianconeri.

Prediction: Lazio 2-1 Juventus

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