Juventus quest for a 9th successive Serie A title continues in earnest when they host Lazio on Monday night at the Allianz Stadium
After what seemed like a stroll to the Scudetto following their scorching start to the restarted campaign, Juventus have stumbled in their recent games, picking only two points from a possible nine to open the door for the chasing pack. They needed two Ronaldo penalties to draw 2-2 at home against high flying Atalanta, then threw away a 2 goal first-half lead to draw 3-3 at Atalanta in their last game.
The Bionceneri top of the table though with 77 points, thanks mainly, ironically, to Lazio’s own failure to capitalize on these results. They will be keen to get the job done this time and have more than what it takes to do so.
Lazio were having a fantastic second half of the season. They were second on the table for the most part and looked poised to give Juve a real run for their money.
A run of three defeats in their last four games, however, has not only diminished their faint hopes for the Scudetto, but it has also seen them knocked back into 4th place as Inter and this season’s surprise package Atalanta have surged past them.
They can throw another spanner in the title race if they can get anything out of this game.
This is a massive game for both sides. Juventus have been poor in their last three games but they have Lazio to thank for not taking advantage as they returned the favor and produced even worse results than them. Juventus have a six-point cushion at the summit of the league (this could be cut to three should Inter win on Sunday at AS Roma). They cannot afford any further slip-ups. They’ve been playing well at home this season where they are undefeated, winning 14 of the 16 games they’ve played. Lazio are on a slippery slope at the moment. We are backing Juventus to add them even more misery and we are going for Juventus to Win @ 1.69 with Betway as our first betting tip here.
Despite Juventus recent struggles, the one constant that has remained is the form of Cristiano Ronaldo. He is having a great season and is shattering all sorts of club scoring records for the Bianconeri. He has scored 28 goals for the season, just one behind Lazio’s Ciro Immobile who leads the league with 29 goals. No one relishes competition and stepping up in big moments more than the Portuguese international. He has scored a goal in all but one of the seven league games they have played since the resumption and is certainly keen on topping the league scoring charts. With penalty responsibilities squarely on his shoulders, Betway betting app’s price of 1.67 for him to score Anytime looks like a very decent price and we are backing it as our final betting tip for the game.
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