Tip Juventus - Lazio
Being third in Serie A is not a very common sight for Juventus and as they host Lazio, three points and a leap to second will be a top target. Juventus have so far garnered 49 points and are seven behind league leaders Internazionale after their 3-0 win over Spezia. Meanwhile, Lazio are seventh in the standings with 43 points. It hasn’t been a smooth ride for Juventus but after three straight unbeaten outings, they’ll be fired up for this encounter. Cristiano Ronaldo is back to his best with four goals in the last three matches and Juve have kept two clean sheets in the last three matches. In the last 10 Serie A matches, Juventus have seven wins and two losses but playing a second straight home game will excite the team, having kept four straight clean sheets in league matches at home. They have six straight home wins in Serie A and out of the 12 league matches played there, they’ve won nine. The Turin side has the best defence in the league having conceded 20 goals and in their 12 home matches, they’ve conceded eight and scored 26.
Lazio on the other hand, take to this game two straight losses, one in the Champions League and the most recent a league game that ended 2-0 in favor of Bologna. They are out of the Europa League slots by goal difference but would want to set their targets higher, and are three points below the top four. In Juventus’ three losses this season, two of their opponents have had to score more than a goal while completely shutting them out. This is the threshold Lazio should be setting but they are the lowest scorers among the top seven teams, with 38 goals. They have the momentum in Serie A, having won seven of the last 10 matches, but have only four clean sheets in the 10 matches. Lazio have lost twice in their last three league matches, and are on two straight away losses in Serie A. defensively, they haven’t done so well in the league, conceding seven goals in the last five matches and keeping just one clean sheet. In the 12 away league matches they’ve played so far, Lazio have six wins.
Key points Juventus - Lazio
Lazio have one clean sheet in the last five away Serie A matches.
Juventus have six straight home wins in Serie A matches at home.
Juventus have kept four straight clean sheets in Serie A matches at home.
Lazio have two straight away losses in Serie A.
Both sides have seven wins in the last 10 Serie A matches.
Conclusion Juventus - Lazio
Lazio, the lowest scorers in the top seven, will be looking to score sufficiently to beat Juventus, the side with the best defence in the league. It will be a tough task, looking at Juventus’ form especially at home. The champions have six straight wins at home in the league and four straight clean sheets while Lazio are struggling in attack. A win and clean sheet for Juventus can pass here.
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Juventus Lazio Prediction published on March 3, 2021