With the Serie A already won, and a Champions League final with Barcelona soon approaching, Juventus will want to clinch the Coppa Italia crown
Having already overcome AC Milan and Napoli to impressively reach the Coppa Italia final, Stefano Pioli’s men will now be focusing on toppling Serie A champions Juventus and ending their rivals’ attempts to clinch a historic treble this season.
The Eagles have enjoyed a successful season so far, having climbed to a dominant third-placed position in the Italian top-flight table, and a domestic cup triumph would sensationally cap off their emphatic efforts this current campaign. The Serie A battlers are a best-priced 11/4 with Betfair to stun Juventus on home soil, with the final being held at the Stadio Olimpico, a ground Lazio normally share with Eternal City rivals Roma.
Although obvious underdogs going into their final encounter with the Old Lady, Lazio possess plenty of threatening forwards capable of firing them to an unexpected Coppa Italia triumph. Key Eagles attacking danger Miroslav Klose, the World Cup finals’ highest ever goalscorer, has blasted home a clinical 15 times in 38 outings this term, proving his instincts are still there at 36 years of age.
The Germany World Cup winner is a 5/2 chance with Boylesports to strike again anytime against Juventus, but he has only ever netted once before in his career in a meeting with the Italian champions.
Klose is the Lazio’s top scorer in Serie A, but others have contributed as well, including brilliant Brazilian attacker Felipe Anderson and Italy international creator Antonio Candreva. The latter has netted nine times domestically this season and is 27/5 with 888.com to score anytime, while Samba star Anderson is available at 19/4 with Boylesports to do the same.
Despite boasting many high-profile finishers in their ranks, Lazio are unfavoured, and Juventus are the massive 23/20 favourites to secure Coppa Italia glory, having wrapped up the league title prematurely.
In their sublime squad resides former Coppa winner with AC Milan, Andrea Pirlo, who is a 13/1 chance with 888.com to open proceedings, while sought-after France international midfielder Paul Pogba is 9/1 with bet365 to strike first.