On Saturday, April 8, the Stadio Olimpico in Rome will host the big game of the 29th round of the Italian Serie A. Local Lazio will host Juventus from Turin.
Will Max Allegri’s Juve be able to put up a good fight against a struggling side? Will Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri succeed against the former club that treated the Eagles manager so badly a few years ago? These questions will be answered at the Stadio Olimpico, and our forecast will help you make a meaningful bet on the game.
The capital club is out of the national cup. Recently, the Romans have left the Conference League. Now Maurizio Sarri’s team fully focused on the national championship. After a 2-week break, Lazio visited a well-organized mid-table side in Monza. The clash with Monza ended in an undeserved victory (2-0). The opponents created three times as many clear-cut chances. But they were hampered by poor realization.
With 10 rounds to go before the end of the season, the Romans are in 2nd position. It is clearly impossible to catch up with the leader. The advantage before the bronze medal is 4 points. The current standings will put pressure on the home team’s motivation. They will try to keep their silver medal.
The Turin team is fighting on three fronts at once: the championship, the national cup and the Europa League. Even with the withdrawal of 15 points, the team is in seventh place, six points behind the Champions League zone. They can be reduced in the next 10 rounds. “Juventus made it to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, facing Sporting. The encounter with the Portuguese club will take place on April 13. Five days will be enough time to rest. In their last Serie A encounter, Turin hosted Verona and achieved a hard-fought 1-0 win.
A few days later, the Zebras met at home with Inter in the first leg of the Italian Cup semi-final. The fight ended in a deserved draw (1-1). However, the opponent scored a penalty on 95 minutes.
Lazio are in good form and will be fresher than their opponent, given that Juventus had a very energy-consuming and emotional match against Inter last Tuesday.
For Maurizio Sarri, games with Juventus are always extremely crucial. A few years ago, Sarri was sacked as Juve coach even though he’d gone on to win the Scudetto. Maurizio has held a grudge against the Bianconeri ever since.
We believe that now the Eagles have a working chance to break their losing streak in a head-to-head encounter with Juventus. As a bet we propose to choose Lazio’s victory with a 0 handicap. The home stands can also contribute to the successful performance of the Romans. A full house is expected at the game with Juventus.