JUVENTUS vs LAZIO BETTING PREVIEWJuventus have lost ground from Napoli before the International break. The Bianconeri were held to a 2-2 draw by Atalanta in Bergamo, altough they lead 2-0 after 24 minutes. That was the firs domestic slip for Allegri's men who won the first six league games in a row, including a 4-0 over Torino in the Derby della Mole. Before the Atalanta game, Juve back to winning ways in Champions League. After a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Barcelona in the opening night, they beat 2-0 Olympiakos. They have managed to keep the clean sheet in the last three matches.
Allegri should confirm his 4-2-3-1 starting system despite Mario Mandzukic suffered an ankle injury while on International duty with Croatia. Gonzalo Higuain should lead the line while Federico Bernardeschi should join Douglas Costa and Paulo Dybala in the offensive midfield trio. Rodrigo Betancur is expected to start in midfield with Blaise Matuidi, as Miralem Pjanic and Claudio Marchisio are out through injury and Sami Khedira is not fully fit. In defense, Giorgio Chiellini will be partnered by Mehdi Benatia at the centre as Andrea Barzagli is sidelined.
Lazio currently sit 4th in the Serie A standings. After a goalless draw against SPAL in their opening match, the Biancocelesti have won all the matches, bar against Napoli, as the Partenopei beat them 4-1 at the Olimpico. Simone Inzaghi's men have a 100% winning record in Europa League, courtesy of a 3-2 victory at Vitesse and a 2-0 home win over Zulte Waregem. They were very impressive before the international break as Immobile & co. hammered 6-1 Sassuolo on their own turf. Last month, Lazio recorded another convincing success when beating AC Milan 4-1 in front of their own supporters.
Simone Inzaghi will play with a 3-4-2-1 formation in which Ciro Immobile will be supported up front by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto. Portuguese star Nani is till working to reach the 100% fitness while Felipe Anderson misses out. In midfield, Marco Parolo and Lucas Leiva will play in the middle of the park while Adam Marusic and Senad Lulic will be the wing-backs. The three man backline will be formed by Stefan Radu, Patric and Stefan De Vrij. The likes of Wallace and Bastos remain sidelined.
JUVENTUS vs LAZIO PROBABLE LINEUPS
Lazio (3-4-2-1): Strakosha; Patric, De Vrij, Radu, Marusic; Parolo, Lucas Leiva, Lulic; Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto; Immobile
JUVENTUS vs LAZIO ODDS
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JUVENTUS vs LAZIO PREDICTIONS
|Juventus to win
|2-1 Correct Score
|Both teams to score
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