LAZIO v JUVENTUS – COPPA ITALIA
January 20 2016, Olimpico Stadium, 19:45 GMT+0
Quarter-finals of Coppa Italia, where Lazio and Juventus will fight for a place in a semi-finals against Inter.
The home team Lazio has earned his spot in this part of Coppa Italia with defeating Udinese (2:1), but this matchup will be much harder than any of their previous ones in this cup matches. Looking at Serie A standings Lazio is a mid table team, currently on 9th place with 28 points is not good if we take a look how Lazio performed last season, where they finished on 3rd place.
Looking at previous matches Lazio won against Fiorentina in a match that happened in added time, as we saw 3 goals in period of 4 minutes of added time, 1 for Fiorentina and 2 for Lazio, who won (1:3). The eagles also won against Inter on the road (1:2) so their last performances are quite decent to say the least.
“The Old Lady is back” is all I have to say looking at Serie A performances with 10-0-0 record in the last 10 matches. Juventus looks determined to defend last year’s title and quite frankly I would not be surprised if they do so. Not only that but Juventus will also want to get Coppa Italia title again after their last year win in extra time.
Juventus seems as a much stronger side here, even though they play away from home. A bet Juventus -0.25 has decent odds taking all into account and I can secure a possible draw, as we should not underestimate “the Eagles”.
Prediction: Juventus -0.25
Odds: 1.89 SBOBET
Juventus and Lazio have played each other in last season Coppa Italia finals, where goals in 4′ (by Radu) and 11′ (Chiellini) were all the fans got to see in normal time. After extra time Matri scored in 97′ and led Juventus to cup victory