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Juventus vs Lazio - 8/25/18 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus will play their first game at home as they take on Lazio. Juventus Stadium will be packed as the home fans will come to see their team for this first time. Both of these teams are amongst the best in Italy and that should ensure that we get a good game of football.

Juventus got a little scare in their opening match as they only won thanks to an injury time goals. The Old Lady were clearly the better team but they looked sloppy in defense and that is something they will look to work on. This is a really strong team and it seems like they have every area of the field covered. As far as Cristiano Ronaldo is concerned, the Portuguese superstar will be desperate to get his goal tally going and judging by his record, he is very likely to score. Ronaldo looked good against Chievo but failed to convert but it seems like only a matter of time.

On the other side of the coin, Lazio will look to turn things around and get a win. This is a very difficult draw for the team from Rome as they played Napoli last weekend and are now playing Juventus. It will be unfortunate if Lazio have no points after two games but that seems like the most likely outcome. Lazio have many talented players and they have what it takes of challenge the Old Lady but I don’t think they will be good enough to avoid defeat at Juventus Stadium.

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict Juventus to win at home. They are the better team and at home so I think they will get all three points. I am also expecting Cristiano Ronaldo to score so wagering on that is a good option. We are getting a very short price on Juventus winning so I would be avoiding betting on the outright result.

 

Pick:
Juventus

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