Juventus vs Lazio by Enzo
Juventus made their first setback in Serie A this season just before the international break, as the side had a 2:2 draw away to Atalanta two weekends ago and are now sharing the second position together with Inter, being two points behind leaders from Napoli that have 7-0-0 record for now.
They were better during the most of the game and had good entrance into the match, taking the double lead with goals from Bernardeschi in 21st and Higuain in 24th minute, while the hosts reduced their deficit in 31st via Caldara. Cristante leveled up in 67th minute, with the guests being better till the end and seeking a victory, but the goal never came - they even missed the penalty kick towards the end. There's no other option for them but to look after all three points in order to stay in touch with Napoli.
Midfielders Claudio Marchisio and Sami Khedira should be back here at full fitness. Defender Andrea Barzagli should be fit enough to play, even though he had muscle injury recently. Central back Benedikt Howerdes remains out without performing so far, same as right back Mattia De Sciglio and offensive Marko Pjaca. Midfielder Miralem Pjanic (6/1) should be out as well.
Lazio, on the other side, impressed in their last Serie A game as the side easily won 6:1 over Sassuolo at home. They were even back in the scoreline from 27th minute when Barardi scored from the penalty kick, however their respond was great in the second halftime. They actually leveled up in first minute of additional time before the halftime via Alberto.
Once they stepped into the second halftime it was all about Lazio, as the hosts managed to score five goals from 56th to 81st minute (two from Parolo, one from de Vrij, Alberto again and Immobile for the final 6:1 victory. They are now back to the winning ways after defeat against Napoli, as the side remains fourth at the table having three points less than Juventus and five less than Napoli. No doubt that they will be going for a positive outcome in this one, maybe even being more relaxed than usually as it's an away game against current champions.
Midfielder Filipe Anderson remains long term absentee without performing this season, while injured is also right back Dusan Basta (5/0). Left back Jordan Lukaku (6/0) and central back Wallace (3/0) also have injury problems and might not be able to play here.
Juventus remains favorite in this one, but I don't see the game being that easy for them. Lazio does more than well in attack and since it's their better part of the team, they exactly know that they can't afford to defend here. Both teams scoring here seems like such a logical choice.