Italy: Serie A
Match start: 18:00 (GMT+2)
The forthcoming 8 round of Serie A presents us three top class matches with the participation of the clubs of Big Seven. On Saturday the defending champion of the country Juventus will host Lazio and then Roma at Stadio Olimpico will fight against Napoli and finally on Sunday will be held Milan Derby.
So, the first teams that will meet with each other at Juventus Stadium in Turin are Bianconeri and Bianco Celeste. And the overwhelming advantage according to the results of last 5 calendar matches have the hosts.
17.11.2012. Juventus-Lazio – 0:0;
31.08.2013. Juventus-Lazio – 4:1 (Vidal 2, Vučinić, Tévez – Klose);
18.04.2015. Juventus-Lazio – 2:0 (Tévez, Bonucci);
20.04.2016. Juventus-Lazio – 3:0 (Mandžukić, Dybala 2);
22.01.2017. Juventus-Lazio – 2:0 (Dybala, Higuaín);
Juventus (the head coach Massimiliano Allegri)
After 7 rounds of this current season the most honorable club in the history of calcio is taking the second position and gave the way to Napoli with two points (19 against 21). We will remind you that for 6 gaming days two leaders had showed their maximal result and with the same number of points were heading the champions’ race. But during the 7th round the champion has suddenly lost two points in Bergamo during the away match against Atalanta (2:2) and is now lagging behind the leaders with two points.
Lazio (the head coach Simone Inzaghi)
Andrea Barzagli, Benedikt Höwedes, Miralem Pjanić won’t help their team during the match against Bianco Celeste. The guests also have some squad problems. Dušan Basta, Wallace, Felipe Anderson are also injured.
So, what do we have now? With such strong squad of the super stars the loss of Andrea Barzagli and Miralem Pjanić is not a big problem for the hosts. But for Lazio the loss of Dušan Basta and Wallace is rather serious and can influence on the final results …
Being one of the top clubs of calcio Lazio is very convenient opponent for Juventus. As bearing in mind all home and away matches of Bianco Celeste for almost 14 years is not able to win over the champion at calendar meetings of Serie A.
The hosts are considered to be the bright favorites. And we doubt that the guests will be able to earn even one point.
Juventus – 1.55, draw – 4.50, Lazio –5.75;
to win - odds 1.56 5Dimes
Juventus (Asian Handicap -1) - odds 1.95 Pinnacle