Serie A PREVIEW | Juventus vs Lazio — Matchday 37

Juventus and Lazio will take on each other in the penultimate weekend of the Serie A 2021/22 season.

Juve will host Lazio in what will be their last home game of the ongoing domestic campaign. That remains one of the causes of motivation for the Bianocneri ahead of the Lazio clash. The Biancocelesti, on the other hand, could secure their coveted fifth-placed finish with a victory on Monday.

In terms of recent results, both teams have lost one of their last five fixtures in Serie A. Juventus played gruelling 120 minutes of football against Inter in the final of Coppa Italia during the midweek, potentially making Lazio a more refreshed side going into the matchday.

A win for Juventus will not do much to improve their current standing, but they could still finish in the fourth position with a better tally of points.

The recent form (in the last five fixtures in Serie A)

Juventus: W-D-W-W-L

Lazio: W-D-L-W-W

Team News

Juventus will be missing certain star names, including Kaio Jorge, Weston McKennie, Danilo, De Sciglio, and Federico Chiesa. They are all out, nursing their injuries. As the rumours suggest, this could be the last appearance for Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini in Turin.

The visitors will be without their talisman Ciro Immobile. The Italian picked up an injury last weekend and has not reportedly managed to make a return from that knock. Lucas Leiva and Pedro remain the doubts ahead of Monday’s fixture.

Predicted XIs

Juventus: Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Chiellini, Pellegrini; Locatelli, Zakaria; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Morata; Vlahovic.

Lazio: Strakosha; Lazzari, Patric, Acerbi, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Alberto; Anderson, Romero, Zaccagni

Juventus will hope to salvage something positive from their last home game. Lazio’s plan will look to seal their authority on the fifth spot. In all, the encounter possesses each ingredient of a captivating contest.

Jyotirmoy Halder

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