Juventus will hope their strong home record will come through for them yet again as they take on Lazio at Juventus Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
La Vecchia Signora will be coming into this game finding themselves in a rather unfamiliar position. Last round, Massimiliano Allegri’s men suffered their fourth defeat of the current campaign. It also so happened to be another road defeat. This time, it was at the hands of Fiorentina, and was the first time Juventus had lost to the Viola in over two years.
To date, Juve have yet to lose at home, but that defeat meant that Roma now have been given a glimmer of hope in this season’s title race. Meanwhile, Lazio have been in good form, but have long endured frustration against the Bianconeri. In fact, they have lost their past three road games and have failed to win their last 24 Serie A games against the reigning Serie A champions.
Furthermore, Juventus have won 26 home Serie A games. That’s a new league record. Overall, the Aquile have endured misery in this specific tie, and have not been able to score in their last five matches against Juventus across all competitions. Moreover, the Biancocelesti have not fared well against other big teams, including a 2-0 loss to AC Milan and a 3-0 defeat to Inter. Will they be able to correct that – and their bad track record – against Juventus in Sunday’s big game?