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Juve to continue form over Lazio

| 21.01.2017

Trends in Sunday’s match offers a nice price

Followers of Italy’s Serie A are licking their lips ahead on Sunday’s blockbuster meeting between Juventus and old rivals Lazio, who clash at the Juventus Stadium on Sunday morning from 11.30am, live in front of the BT Sport cameras.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side go into the round on top of Serie A, one point ahead of Roma, but with a game in hand over the chasing pack. The Old Lady have lost four times so far this season, the latest of them coming against Fiorentina last weekend.

Goals from Kalinic and Badelj, one either side of half-time, were more than enough to seal the fate of the points, with Juventus doing little more than making a game of it thanks to a consolation goal from Higuain on 58-minutes. The beaten side saw just four of 11 shots hit the target all match, and that goes some way to flagging up what went wrong.

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History on the side of the Old Lady

Backers eager to side with the locals to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking, will take heart from the fact that they beat Lazio 1-0 in the reverse of this fixture back in August and have, in fact, won each of their last five meetings without conceding a goal.

Followers of the trends will be delighted to see Coral cater for a repeat of that outcome, with our 29/20 on Juventus to win to nil, once again. There are certainly some major pointers to suggest that is a worthwhile investment, but those looking to keep it simple can have a home win at 8/15, which will surely pull its weight in Sunday accas.

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Lazio are favourites v Fiorentina.

Lazio flatter to deceive

Opponents Lazio will travel with no fear, as they always do, and can, indeed, take confidence from back-to-back wins in their last two starts, beating Crotone and Atlanta. Those weren’t the most testing fixtures however and we can, perhaps, judge them better by the 3-0 hammering suffered at the hands of Inter Milan before Christmas.

The Eagles also found Roma, currently second in the league and chasing the title hard, too good when falling on the wrong side of a 2-0 loss last month. Those results suggest that Simone Inzaghi’s troops will be in for another testing shift.

Juve win to nil

It rarely pays to take on Juventus, especially on their own patch and, as a lover of the trends, I must side with them after putting up five wins over Lazio in their last five meetings. Those coming without conceding a goal, and Lazio’s lack of goals against Serie A’s better sides, pushes me down the road of Juventus to win to nil.

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