League leaders Juventus take their 8-1-1 road record to Rome as they face Lazio on Saturday afternoon. The hosts are big favourites by bookmakers to take all three points.
To say that Juventus have been a juggernaut in Serie A this season is an understatement.
La Vecchia Signora have lost one game so far from their 20 this season in Serie A including a dominant 8-1-1 mark while on the road. The have the second best defense and the best offense in Italy and are very well positioned to win the Scudetto for the third straight year.
It's the second game this week they'll play in Rome as they are coming off elimination from a midweek Coppa Italia match to rivals Roma and will be looking to rebound today.
William Hill has listed the visitor at odds of 1.73 to win outright while the double result moves that up to 2.70. I prefer the draw/Juventus pick which is presently at 4.33, clearly more value for your hard earned dollars. They have won a very impressive 12 straight league matches and defeated Lazio way back in August with a 4-1 result at home.
An outright draw is offered at 3.30.
The hosts are currently in ninth spot in the table but have shown an improvement since the holiday break. Lazio are 2-0-1 since the season resumed which has brought them up to .500 (7-7-6). They are better at home as evidenced by their 6-2-1 mark at Stadio Olimpico this year in league play. A home win is at a robust 5.50.
Consider a Juventus win with both teans to score which is listed at 3.75. Juventus have scored an average of two goals per away game while Lazio have over a goal and a half at per home.
In the same realm but taking the winner out of the equation, the both teams to score selection is at 1.91. With big guns like Carlos Tevez, Miroslav Klose, Arturo Vidal, and Fernando Llorente in the game, that looks promising.