Stadio Olimpico will play host to this round’s derby in Serie A as Lazio and Juventus are set to lock horns in the last game of Saturday’s schedule. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in the Italian top-flight league.
Lazio: Great Run of Form
Boasting Italy’s best defensive record, Lazio has kept the most clean sheets and conceded the fewest goals of any Serie A side this season. Shipping three in Turin in the reverse fixture back in November will have stung Maurizio Sarri’s troops, who will surely seek a slice of revenge this weekend.
The Biancocelesti will be eager to cement their spot in the Champions League, but they will have a big fish to fry in Sunday’s derby. Ciro Immobile should be fit to resume his role as Lazio leading scorer on Saturday, but his future remains the source of much speculation ahead of the summer transfer window. Joining the Aquile’s star striker would be Mattia Zaccagni, who also has nine Serie A goals this season. If you’re betting online you should expect Lazio to at least find the back of the net against Juventus.
Last month’s victory in the Derby della Capitale took Lazio clear of the Milan clubs and arch-rivals AS Roma in the standings, though defeat to AZ Alkmaar means they are the only Italian club to have been knocked out of Europe so far. Adam Marusic returns from suspension and should slot straight into one of the full-back positions, with Manuel Lazzari making way.
Juventus: Fighting for Champions League Spots
Few could have guessed that Juventus would recover so quickly and easily after the severe punishment by the federation and the deduction of 15 points. With a great run of form since then, they have reached the seventh spot and could earn a place in one of the European competitions. They are now sitting just six points behind the top four. They have been outstanding since the start of February, winning 11 of their last 14 games and only losing once – on their last visit to the Stadio Olimpico to face AS Roma.
Next week, Juventus will play Sporting in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final but we don’t expect them to rest their key players. The visitors have won eight of their last 10 matches, so confidence should still be high in the camp before their latest trip to the capital, but we can’t trust them enough in order to include them in our Serie A picks and parlays.
Moise Kean is once again suspended, having recently returned from a ban for being sent off against Roma. Juve’s striker will not be able to build on his winning goal last week and a brace in November’s reverse fixture. Federico Chiesa continues to be troubled by injuries following a long-term layoff, so may again be consigned to a substitute role.
Lazio vs Juventus Head-to-Head
Juventus has only conceded once in their last six away games, winning five of those road trips. Lazio is without a win in their last seven meetings with Juventus, two of which came earlier this season.
Juventus has recorded three wins and two draws in their last six games against sides in the top eight of Serie A. The hosts have only conceded four times in their last ten games, so they will not be blown away.
Lazio vs Juventus Match Information
- Match: Lazio (16-7-5) vs Juventus (18-5-5)
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 8, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
- Lazio vs Juventus Live Stream: fubo.tv
Lazio vs Juventus Betting Lines
Lazio vs Juventus Picks and Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as slight favorites, priced at +165 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Serie A odds, while the goal line is set at two.
Expect a low-scoring affair, as Juventus usually set up to avoid conceding goals and then strike on the break, and Lazio certainly knows how to keep the back door shut. While Lazio has produced several excellent defensive displays of late, making themselves favorites for a top-four finish, Juventus’ big-game experience and attacking quality will play an important role here.
The Lazio are listed at +165 in our Vegas Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Lazio, you have a chance to win $165. The Juventus are +190, offering a chance to win $190 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Lazio a 37.74% chance to win, with Juventus at 34.48%.