In-from Lazio travel to Turin, where they must take on Serie A leaders Juventus
Italian giants Juventus and Lazio, Serie A’s terrific top two, are preparing to square-up in Turin, where the Old Lady certainly hold an historical advantage.
Juve have emerged unscathed from their past five against the Eagles across all competitions, and punters would have to cast an eye all the way back to 2009 to find the last time Lazio took all the spoils on their travels.
Massimo Allegri’s men also boast several aces up their sleeve, and none are more effective than back in-from midfield dynamo Arturo Vidal, who simply loves scoring against the Italian capital club.
The tenacious Chile international has struck a fantastic five times in as many of his last appearances against the Old Lady’s Roman rivals. So, back vivacious Vidal, who grabbed the winner against Monaco midweek, with Bet365 at a best market price of 3/1 to fire first.
Another talent in Juventus’ armoury who has an affinity for this fixture is top scorer Carlos Tevez, who has three in his past four, and is a tempting 10/3 to net last, or a nifty 9/2 with SkyBet to bag a brace or better.
For Lazio, one of Italy’s most in-form sides after eight Serie A wins on the bounce, brilliant Brazilian Felipe Anderson is an enviable asset after hitting four in his last five across all competitions.
The exciting attacking midfielder is being offered at 12/5 in the anytime market by William Hill, while evergreen marksman Miroslav Klose, who has two in three, is priced at 13/2 with Coral to poach the opener.
This tussle has certainly proved testy in recent times, with one player seeing red in all of the past three battles. So, BoyleSports’ intriguing offer of 13/5 to back a sending off certainly looks smart value.
As hosts, who have yet to be beaten at home in the league this campaign, Juve are understandably odds-on at 19/20 with SkyBet to take all three points, while the exciting Eagles are an attractive 3/1 with the same bookmaker. However, with both teams in top form, a draw, available at 10/3 from Coral, may prove the wiser punt.