Juventus vs LazioSerie A, KO: 19:45 Mar 6, 2021, Allianz Stadium
Juventus will look to get their faltering title defence back on track when they host Lazio in an Italian Serie A clash at the Allianz Stadium. The Champions are playing catch-up to the Milan clubs this season but should use their experience to good effect against a dangerous Lazio side.
The Turin club claimed a routine 3-0 victory over Spezia in their last Serie A outing. They were never troubled as goals from Alvaro Morata, Federico Chiesa and Cristiano Ronaldo were enough to see them past the overachieving visitors.
It has not been a routine title defence for the Old Lady as they currently sit third on the table, well behind leaders Inter Milan.
With the season slowly winding down and the games running out, Andrea Pirlo’s men know they can afford no further slip-ups in the title race. One of the positives for Juventus this season is their record at the Allianz Stadium, where they are currently on a six-match winning run.
Lazio were scheduled to face Torino in a midweek clash but the match was abandoned after the Turin club failed to travel due to a COVID-19 outbreak. This meant that the capital club got some extra rest with their last taste of action coming a week ago.
Their last Serie A fixture saw them suffer a 2-0 defeat at Bologna. They were left to rue Ciro Immobile’s missed penalty early in the first half as Bologna took an unexpected lead which they never relinquished.
Simone Inzaghi’s men had been the form side in Serie A at the turn of the year as a run of eight wins and just two defeats put them in the conversation for European qualification. However, defeats to Inter Milan and Bologna saw them lose momentum.
How the bookies view it
With six consecutive victories at the Allianz Stadium, Juventus are considered favourites by the bookies. The Turin club is priced at 7/8 by SBK for a win, a victory for Lazio is valued at 17/5 by BetVictor while SBK are also offering 37/13 for a draw.
Given Lazio’s recent struggles and Juventus’ superb record at the Allianz Stadium, a home win looks to be on the cards in this one.
Head to head
Juventus have 35 wins from 65 previous matches while Lazio have claimed 17 victories. Both teams have battled to 13 stalemates, including a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Turin club claimed a 2-1 victory the last time they faced Lazio at the Allianz Stadium.
Players to watch
With 20 Serie A goals this season, Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the man to watch for Juventus with bet365 offering 4/6 on the Portugal forward to score anytime. Ronaldo has also scored the opening goal in seven matches this season and could he worth a punt in the first goalscorer market at 13/5 with bet365.
It is also worth keeping an eye on Alvaro Morata with bet365 backing the Spanish striker at 11/10 in the same market after he made a scoring return to the team on Tuesday.
As always, Lazio will look to Ciro Immobile for goals on Saturday with Vbet backing the striker at 5/4 to score anytime. He may also be worth a punt in the first goalscorer market at 9/2 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Juventus boast a stellar defensive record at the Allianz Stadium and have kept clean sheets in their last four home matches. A similar outcome is priced at 93/50 by Sporting Index while a home win to nil is valued at 12/5 by the same firm.
With the bookies offering minimal odds for a home victory, a win/score combination could offer some value. A bet on Cristiano Ronaldo to score and Juventus to win is set at odds of 13/10 by bet365.
Lazio have seen over 3.5 goals in three of their last four away matches and could be worth a punt to produce a similar outcome at 31/16 with SBK.
This Serie A match between Juventus and Lazio will be played on Mar 6, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Juventus vs Lazio prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.
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