Juventus vs Lazio: Old Lady to claim Italian Super Cup

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Kick Off: 1945, 13/08/2017

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico

TV: Sky Sports Mix

Juventus are fancied to lift the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time when they take on Lazio at Stadio Olimpico.

This contest has been played in Qatar or China for the last few years but even conceding home advantage to their Rome rivals does not put us off the Old Lady of Turin.

Juve beat the same opponents 2-0 here in the Coppa Italia final in May and have kept clean sheets in seven consecutive victories over Lazio.

That makes 19/10 for the favourites to win to nil once again worth putting in our Juventus vs Lazio betting predictions.

A Look At Juventus’ Betting Odds

Juventus saw their winning margin cut from nine points to four in Serie A last season but did have the distraction of going for the Treble to contend with.

A 4-1 loss to Real Madrid in Cardiff in the Champions League decider ended those dreams but it was still a stellar campaign for Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

Losing Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan over the summer was a surprise setback, but Juve have a decent replacement in Medhi Benatia.

Bringing winger Federico Bernardeschi in from Fiorentina is a boost, along with taking Brazil international Douglas Costa on loan from Bayern Munich.

Juve have lost two of the last three Supercoppa Italiana contests on penalties, but should be primed to fare better this term judged on some decent International Champions Cup warm-up results.

We’re going for them to get the job done in 90 minutes at 4/5 in our Juventus vs Lazio betting tips.

A Look At Lazio’s Betting Odds

Lazio had hoped to challenge for a Champions League spot until ending last term with a run of three straight Serie A defeats, conceding nine goals in losses to Fiorentina, Inter and Crotone.

Simone Inzaghi has since seen defensive midfielder Lucas Biglia snapped up by AC Milan for £15million and replacing him with Lucas Leiva is a downgrade in our book.

“We have to believe in ourselves and I can’t wait to play,” said the former Liverpool stalwart. “Juve are among the best teams out there, no doubt, but we must try to win and trust our capabilities.”

The feeling is that the Biancocelesti have an inferiority complex here, though, and 29/5 for them to lose 2-0 stands out from the Juventus vs Lazio odds.

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Last competitive result:

JUVENTUS 1-4 Real Madrid – Mario Mandzukic

Crotone 3-1 LAZIO – Ciro Immobile (pen)

Head-to-head: Juventus 2-0 Lazio, Juventus 2-0 Lazio, Lazio 0-1 Juventus, Juventus 3-0 Lazio, Lazio 0-1 Juventus, Lazio 0-2 Juventus.

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.

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