Lazio vs Juventus
|Date & Time||Saturday April 18, 2015, 3:45 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Juventus 1/1 Draw 23/10 Lazio 3/1
ESPN; Bein Sports
Game of the weekend in Serie A will see top of the table Juventus host Lazio in a top v second battle. The league is more or less over though such has Juventus dominance been this season they sit twelve points clear and need just twelve points from eight games to be crowned Champions again. Juventus are highly reliant on the brilliant Carlos Tevez and Morata for goals with both playing exceptionally well of late. An injury to Paul Pogba has meant that the return of Pirlo was anticipated and greeted enthusiastically by Juve. With a quarter final of the Champions LEague and a Cup final ahead for Juve still the league will probably be the least of their worries with a twelve point lead. Juve will face Lazio in that Coppa Italia final though and you can be sure both teams will test each other here on Saturday evening.
Lazio are the form team in Italy right now with five wins in a row. Lazio led by former Germany striker Miroslav Klose and the brilliant Felipe Anderson will not be afraid of a trip to Juventus, this has been a remarakable season for Lazio and one that was not expected pre season. Candreva, Klose , Anderson have all been so impressive of late that it's hard to go against Lazio even away from home against the league leaders. While earlier in the season Lazio struggled for consistancy they have been exceptional of late.
This is going to be a cracking contest although given the nature of Italian football it could turn into a war of attrition and a defensive game. I am going to take Lazio +1 on the handicap though as either way I dont think Lazio lose this game. The away side could be a value bet on the moneyline but it is very very tough to bet on Juventus losing a home game.