Lazio v Juventus Betting Preview

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Kick off time: 19:45 hrs BST

Italian Serie A leaders Juventus will travel to Rome at the weekend as they take on a Lazio team which is on a great run of form. Lazio have been beaten just once in their last seven outings in the league and are currently occupying fifth position in the table with 19 points from 11 games. The visitors have 28 from 11 games and remain favourites for this upcoming clash.

Lazio’s form: W-W-D-W-L

Lazio’s impressive run of form in Serie A was brought to a halt when Empoli made home advantage count on November 9. Filip Dordevic’s goal in the 66th minute of the game proved to be a consolation as the two goals scored before the hour mark proved to be enough.

The home team had won against Fiorentina away (0-2), Torino at home (2-1), and drawn at Hellas Verona (1-1) to end the month of October. Lazio kicked off in style this month as they beat a poor Cagilari side 4-2 at home. Miroslav Klose struck a two goals in consecutive minutes in the first half to give the sky blues an easy win.

Juventus’ form: W-L-W-W-W

The Old Lady have gone about their jobs quietly following Antonio Conte’s departure from Turin. Former Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has taken over from where Conte had left and has so far performed decently in his new job.

Juventus are in a great run with three consecutive wins in the league. The last time that this side lost a match was back on October 29 when Genoa beat them at home by a solitary goal. The side come into this game on the backs of a 7-0 thrashing of Parma in the Serie A. Juve have also beaten Palermo (2-0), Empoli (0-2), and Olympiakos (3-2) in the three other matches that they have placed since October 26.

Key Players

Lazio: The holder for the most number of goals scored in the world cup finals, Miroslav Klose, has got to be the main man for the home side on Saturday. Klose has the experience to go with his immaculate skills as a top striker in Europe as he looks to score past Buffon in this upcoming game.

Juventus: Carlos Tevez has had a great campaign in Serie A this season with 8 goals and 4 assists in 10 appearances for the side. The Argentine striker will be up for it this weekend as well as he looks to add to his already impressive tally for the season.

Betting Advice

Juventus (2.02 at bet365) should prove to be too strong for Lazio (4.2 at BetVictor). The visitors have the best squad in Italy and that should ultimately prove to be too much for Lazio. The home side have some weaknesses which could be exploited by a better quality of players, a commodity that is not in short supply at Juventus. Over 2.5 goals looks the bet in this one which is a best price of 2.05 with BetVictor.