The race for the top four and a place in next year’s UEFA Champions League in Serie A is tightening. Fifth-placed Lazio have managed to keep pace with Napoli, Atalanta, AC Milan and Roma, who currently occupy the top four spots. Juventus are seventh, with just two points separating the two teams.
Juventus v Lazio promises excellent class football, with two Italian powerhouses closing their horns. Juventus are coming off a disappointing start to the 2022/23 campaign, having dropped out of the Europa League following disappointing defeats to Maccabi Haifa and Sporting Lisbon on Matchdays 4 and 5 of Group H. Allegri is a man under pressure. However, the board are behind him with Pogba’s injury not helping matters.
On the other hand, Lazio are also having a relatively good season. They sit outside the top four by just one point behind Roma. However, they were relegated to the UEFA Conference League after finishing third in their UEFA Europa League group.
Form of Juventus
The Old Lady is looking good now and has won their last three Serie A matches in a row. Juventus are on a roll in Serie A at the moment. They will look to keep that momentum going when they take on Lazio at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 19:45 UTC.
The visiting team, Lazio, come out of the defeat against Salerno. Lazio sit fifth in Serie A after seven wins, three draws and two losses after 12 rounds. The Biancocelesti are playing well away from home, winning three and drawing two draws.
Of the last 31 matches, Juventus have won 21, Lazio have won 7 and three games have ended in a draw. In direct matches, both teams scored over 2.4 goals per game.
Despite Lazio’s recent strugglesthey’re a formidable team, and there are concerns about how Juve will deal with high pressure from Lazio – which could lead to Massimiliano Allegri’s side being eliminated for a UCL spot. next year.
The Bianconeri have been good at home this season but they will need to improve if they want to finish ahead of Lazio. Both teams have struggled to maintain their form this season but are still in contention for a European spot.
Players to watch
Dušan Vlahović leads Juventus’ goalscoring charts this season with 6 goals in Serie A, with Arkadiusz Milik at 3 and Adrien Rabiot at 2.
Ciro Immobile is Lazio’s top scorer at 6. Mattia Zaccagni follows with 5, Luis Alberto and Sergej Milinković-Savić at 3, while Pedro Rodriguez and Felipe Anderson have 2.
The four best odds
With Napoli on a 12-game unbeaten streak and Atalanta, AC Milan and Roma having good seasons, Juventus and Lazio find themselves outside the top four.
After 12 games, Atalanta (second) are on 27 points, while Milan (third) and Roma (fourth) are on 26 and 25 points respectively. Lazio are fifth with 24 points and Juventus are seventh with 22 points.
With injuries and fatigue expected across the league after this year’s World Cup, both teams can capitalize on their opponents’ frailties and hopefully finish in the top four.
An expected crack match
Juventus vs Lazio promises to be a stunning game with both teams eager to win. The Bianconeri have been poor in their last games and will be looking to get back on track against Lazio.