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Juventus vs Lazio: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

15:58 BST 25/08/2018
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Cristiano Ronaldo makes his home debut for the Italian champions against Lazio, with Paulo Dybala on the bench

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his home debut for Juventus following his sensational move from Real Madrid over the summer on Saturday, with manager Massimiliano Allegri confirming that he will face Lazio in their second league game.

The 33-year-old did not quite have the dream debut against Chievo in the season opener, failing to score and his side only managing a win in the dying minutes of the game.

Lazio will be looking to bounce back following a disappointing 1-2 loss against Napoli, and will be eager to repeat the performance from last year's corresponding fixture when they ran out with all three points.

Game Juventus vs Lazio
Date Saturday, August 25
Time 5pm BST / 12pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game will be shown on ESPN 2 and streamed live via the WatchESPN app.

US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live and streamed on Eleven Sports.

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News


Position Juventus players
Goalkeepers Szczesny, Perin, Pinsoglio
Defenders Chiellini, Benatia, Alex Sandro, Barzagli, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani
Midfielders Pjanic, Khedira, Matuidi, Emre Can, Bentancur
Forwards Ronaldo, Dybala, Costa, Guadrado, Mandzukic, Bernardeschi

The Italian champions have no new injury concerns with Leonardo Spinazzola the only player missing out, but Emre Can is still waiting on his first start after failing to dislodge Sami Khedira.

Mario Mandzukic partners Ronaldo in the attack, with Paulo Dybala on the bench.

Juventus XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.

Subs: Perin, Pinsoglio, Barzagli, Benatia, Rugani, Can, Bentancur, Cuadrado, Costa, Dybala

Position Lazio players
Goalkeepers Strakosha, Guerrieri, Proto
Defenders Radu, Acerbi, Bastos, Felipe, Wallace, Durmisi
Midfielders Caceres, Milinkovic-Savic, Badelj, Parolo, Marusic, Correa, Cataldi, Jordao, Murgia
Forwards Luis Alberto, Immobile, Rossi, Caicedo

Defender Luis Felipe was forced off the pitch in last week's league meeting with Napoli and has lost his race against time to regain fitness in time for Saturday's meeting.

Lazio XI: Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Wallace; Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas, Parolo, Lulic; Luis Alberto, Immobile.

Subs: Basta, Correa, Durmisi, Quissanga, Caicedo, Caceres, Guerrieri, Proto, Badelj, Cataldi, Murgia, Rossi.


Betting & Match Odds


Juventus are favoured to win with odds of 4/11 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 4/1. A win for visitors Lazio is up for 15/2.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


Ronaldo will be gearing up for an enthusiastic fan reception as he is set to make his home debut in front of the Juventus fans for the first time in Serie A.

Juventus found themselves losing 2-1 just after the break against Chievo, and it was only after a late fight-back a goals from Federico Bernardeschi and a Mattia Bani own goal that they were able to escape with all three points.

Allegri's side will be looking to win their eighth successive Serie A title this season and will no doubt be extra-motivated following the arrival of the Portuguese superstar.

Lazio took the lead against Serie A runners-up Napoli with Ciro Immobile scoring in the 25th minute, but Carlo Ancelotti's side were able to mount a similar fight-back of their own as goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne ensured that they ran out winners.

Lazio finished fifth last season, level on points with Inter but having lost more matches, and will be eager to push on to challenge for a Champions League spot this season.