Juventus take on Lazio Roma at the Allianz Stadium on Monday evening, 16 May, in round 37 of Serie A. What can fans expect from such a colourful side? Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at download 1xbet app.
They have not been themselves this season: back in the summer, supporters were happy to see Massimo Allegri back in charge, but a couple of months later their optimism waned. Instead of challenging for the league title, the Italian side have struggled to make it into the bottom four in Serie A. There are 69 points in 36 games, 11 points behind the leading side AC Milan. There have been 55 goals scored and 33 conceded. Despite the winter acquisition of Dušan Vlahović, the Bianconerri are feverish, with only two wins in nine games.
Last week Juve sensationally lost 2-1 away to Genoa, with the decisive goal coming in the 95th minute. And last Wednesday, the club lost the Italian Cup final 2-4 to Inter. The club have midfielders McKeny, Caio Jorge and winger Federico Chiesa on injured reserve.
Maurizio Sarri’s side sit fifth in the Serie A table with 62 points after 36 games. They have scored 72 goals and conceded 53. Now, the Romans are in good form: 6 victories in their last 9 games. Last weekend, the capital easily thrashed Sampdoria 2-0 thanks to goals from Patrick and Luis Alberto. Ciro Immobile, the top scorer of the current league season (26 goals), shines for the Eagles.
The density in the table is such that the Bilo-Syni need to pick up points by all means on Monday, otherwise Fiorentina or Atalanta could drop behind and take the Europa League spot. Only Spanish winger Pedro is out of the club’s sickbay.
The teams have already met in the first round of the current national championship, and that time Juventus got a 0-2 win in Rome. In their last 6 encounters, the Bianconerri have won three times and the visitors have claimed 2 victories.
Juventus – Lazio
The Turin side are having their second poor season in a row, having gone without a trophy at all this time. They have trouble scoring in Serie A against inferior sides, concede regularly and generally look poor. Even Dušan Vlahović, who has been called upon to solve the goal problem, is not helping. “On the other hand, Lazio are highly motivated, well-positioned and in top physical condition. The Romans are capable of at least not losing.