The race for the top four and a place in next year’s UEFA Champions League in the Serie A is getting tighter. Lazio, in fifth, has managed to keep pace with Napoli, Atalanta, AC Milan, and Roma, who currently occupy the first four places. Juventus is in seventh, with only two points separating the two teams.
Juventus vs. Lazio promises excellent, classy football, with two Italian powerhouses locking horns. Juventus are coming off a disappointing start to the 2022/23 campaign, having dropped to the Europa League after a disappointing loss to Maccabi Haifa and Sporting Lisbon on Matchday 4 and 5 of Group H. Allegri is a man under pressure. However, the board is behind him, with Pogba’s injury not helping things.
On the other hand, Lazio also has a relatively good season. They sit outside the top four by a single point behind Roma. However, they have been relegated to the UEFA Conference League after finishing third in their UEFA Europa League group.
The Old Lady are looking good now and have won their last three Serie A matches in a row. Juventus are on a roll in Serie A right now. They will be looking to keep that momentum going when they take on Lazio at Allianz Stadium stadium on Sunday, 13 Nov 2022, at 19:45 UTC.
The away team, Lazio, is coming off the defeat against Salernitana. Lazio is sitting fifth in Serie A after seven wins, three draws, and two losses after 12 rounds. The Biancocelesti are playing well away from home, winning three and drawing two.
From the past 31 matches, Juventus have won 21, Lazio has won 7, and three games have ended in a draw. In direct matches, both teams have scored over 2.4 goals per game.
Despite Lazio’s recent struggles, they are a formidable side, and there are concerns over how Juve will deal with Lazio’s high press – something which could result in Massimiliano Allegri’s side being knocked out of the running for a place in next year’s UCL.
The Bianconeri have been good at home this season, but they’ll need to improve if they want to finish above Lazio. Both teams have struggled to maintain their form this season but are still in contention for a European spot.
Players to Watch
Dušan Vlahović leads Juventus’ scoring charts this season with 6 Serie A goals, with Arkadiusz Milik at three and Adrien Rabiot at 2.
Ciro Immobile is Lazio’s top scorer at 6. Mattia Zaccagni follows with 5, Luis Alberto and Sergej Milinković-Savić at 3, while Pedro Rodriguez and Felipe Anderson have 2.
Top Four Odds
With Napoli on a 12-game unbeaten run and Atalanta, AC Milan, and Roma having good seasons, Juventus and Lazio find themselves outside the top four.
After 12 games, Atalanta (second) is on 27 points, while Milan (third) and Roma (fourth) are on 26 and 25 points, respectively. Lazio are in fifth with 24 points and Juventus is in seventh place with 22 points.
With injuries and fatigue expected across the league after this year’s World Cup, both teams can capitalize on opponents’ frailties and hopefully finish in the top four.
A Cracking Match Expected
Juventus vs. Lazio promises to be a cracking match, with both sides eager to win. The Bianconeri have been poor in their last few games and will be looking to get back on track against Lazio.