Lazio vs Juventus Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
There are few games more entertaining than when Lazio travel to face Juventus in Italy. The game should be as scintillating as the atmosphere around the ground. Below is our match preview, prediction and betting tips.
Game: Lazio vs Juventus
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Kick off: Saturday 27th August, 5pm
Lazio took a 3-0 lead against Atalanta on the weekend before nearly throwing the game away and eventually winning 4-3. Juventus were a little bit more controlled during a 2-1 win over Fiorentina. The visitors pegged the old lady back late on but they were only level a matter of minutes. After Higuain’s goal the hosts saw the game out comfortably.
Lazio can’t afford to be as sloppy in defence on Saturday. Despite the departure of Paul Pogba Juventus are still of course fancied to be the runaway Champions. Juve made the addition of Dani Alves and a then paid gigantic fee for Higuain over the summer.
The addition of Immobile was Lazio’s big move over the summer. It took the Italian international just 15 minutes to open his account for the club with a fine goal. Lazio have moved to add depth over the summer also. Lazio will be hoping to break Juve’s stranglehold over them. The Black and Whites have won 10 and drawn one of the last 11 meetings.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Lazio are possibly good value at best odds 4/1 with William Hill. The draw is available at odds of 5/2 with Bet365 whilst the visitors are considered the likely victors at odds of 5/6 with Paddy Power. Most bookmakers are offering 4/5 and below for an away win.
Juventus have really dominated this fixture in recent years and they’ve only allowed Lazio to score twice in the last eight meetings. Their defensive dominance hasn’t been the only clear difference in class though, as Juve have registered a largely unanswered 18 goals.
Lazio made a blistering start to last season here by winning their first nine competitive league games. Once games against stronger opposition started to come thick and fast they tailed off slightly in that they were quite inconsistent. After their winning start Lazio were only able to win back to back games twice in 19 games and didn’t win three or more in a row at an point.
Napoli, Juventus, Milan, Roma and Fiorentina all took three points away from the Stadio Olimpico last season which I don’t think is good enough if you’re a club like Lazio. They’ve made some signings that can help them close the gap, but they shouldn’t be catching Juve any time soon. Our free betting tip is Juventus to win at 5/6 with Paddy Power.
Gonzalo Higuain has been signed to score goals and with the fee paid they’ll expect a quick return. In a league he dominated last year I expect Gonzalo to have his best season yet and with the talent feeding him it’s hard to imagine him not scoring most weeks. I predict Gonzalo HIguian will get a goal here at best odds of 7/5 with Coral.
When picking a score I think we need to take in to account how comfortable Juventus have been defensively in this fixture. Back Juventus to win 2-0 at 15/2 with Bet Victor.
Free Betting Tip
Juventus – 5/6 with Paddy Power
Correct Score Prediction
Juventus 2-0 – 15/2 with Bet Victor
Gonzalo Higuain – 7/5 with Coral