This has been a pretty tough week for Juventus, following a really poor performance and result against their rivals Fiorentina on Sunday. On top of that defeat, which saw their lead at the top cut to a single point, they’ve faced backlash over their new badge design. Their simple ‘J’ logo in black and white apparently took them a year to design, while it was parodied online within minutes. After dealing with that, the last thing they’d want is to face a high flying side on the hunt for a top three place.
However, Juventus do have their home comforts to enjoy this weekend, which should be a relief. They have a fantastic record at Juventus Stadium, boasting a 100% record here in the league this season. They’ve now won 26 straight Serie A matches here. Their players must just expect a victory every time they step out in front of their own fans. The downside of those kind of runs has been shown by Real Madrid this week, who lost twice in four days after a 40 game unbeaten run.
It’s hard to see Juve letting their excellent record slip any time soon, especially as they’ve hit two or more goals in all but one of their last 14 league outings at this ground. They’ve also managed to score two or more goals in their last six at home to Lazio, which should worry the visitors ahead of their trip this weekend.
Lazio come in to this game having failed to win in 56% of their away league matches, despite being fourth in the table. The Biancocelesti have conceded 1.44 goals per away outing. That record is likely to get worse ahead of their toughest fixture of the season. On top of that, it surely doesn’t help that they come to this ground with a really poor record here, and in big matches. The Biancocelesti lost 2-0 at AC Milan, while they went down 3-0 to Inter last month. Juventus have come out on top in six straight encounters with Lazio, winning five of those six by a two goal margin.
The visitors have lost by a two goal margin or greater in 75% of their league defeats this season. Meanwhile, 60% of Juve’s home wins have been by two goals or greater. That makes the -1.0 Asian Handicap the bet for us here, it seems like fantastic value at 1.900 with bet365.
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