Lazio have a tough test of their mettle at a key stage of the season when they host Juventus in a vital Serie A clash.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Lazio and Juventus kicks off at 20:45 local time on Saturday 8th April at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
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Lazio vs Juventus: Recent History
Despite their inconsistency on the European stage, Lazio have looked strong in Serie A this season and their recent outings are reflective of this, a 2-0 away win over Monza and a tense 1-0 Derby della Capitale success against Roma.
Maurizio Sarri’s side are in a strong spot in the race for a Champions League spot, sitting second in the table with 55 points, five points clear of fifth place Roma. With 10 games left to play, the team cannot afford to drop points in this final sprint of the season.
Juventus have been climbing up the table since being handed a 15-point deduction back in January and are now knocking at the door of the European spots, sitting seventh with 44 points, six behind fourth place Inter.
The Bianconeri will be desperate to pick up every possible point as they dream of a Champions League finish, which would be impressive considering their off-pitch issues.
Lazio vs Juventus: Team News
Lazio have a fully fit squad heading into the match, with talismanic striker Ciro Immobile finally recovering from a frustrating muscle issue. He may or may not start, depending on Sarri’s tactical decisions up front.
Allegri has finally started to see a healthy Juventus squad following their various injury troubles this season, with their only absence being the suspended Moise Kean.
Expected Starting Lineups
Sarri is not expected to take any risks with his Lazio squad, relying on the usual stars like Mattia Zaccagni, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Alessio Romagnoli. Felipe Anderson could move into the false nine role if Immobile is left on the bench, allowing Pedro to come in on the right.
Juventus are expected to leave a few stars on the bench, like Federico Chiesa and Paul Pogba, as they work to pick up all three points in Rome. Dusan Vlahovic and Angel Di Maria will lead the Bianconeri frontline.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Hysaj, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.
Juventus (3-5-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro; De Sciglio, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria, Vlahovic.