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Serie A 2018-19, Lazio v Juventus: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI 

Varun Nair
ANALYST
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606   //    26 Jan 2019, 13:00 IST

Can they Bianchoneri extend their run of victories?
Can they Bianchoneri extend their run of victories?

On Sunday reigning Serie A champions Juventus will travel to the Italian capital of Rome as they clash against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.

The last weekend loss against Napoli saw the Aquile falling down from fourth in the table to the sixth position as AC Milan reclaimed the last Champions League spot on offer.

The team from the Italian capital will be hoping to make an upset against the unbeaten visitors in a crucial fixture with the AC Milan and Roma playing before them. Lazio is still without a win against any of the big six teams in the Italian League.

The Bianchoneri are the only unbeaten team in the Italian League so far this season wrapping up 56 points from a possible 60 on offer.

The Italian champions though need to be wary of the threat possessed by the host after Aquile twice defeated them last season.

The last match between both the sides ended with Juventus defeating Lazio 2-0 courtesy of goals from Mandzukic and Pjanic in the second round of the league.


Team News

Lazio

Acerbi will be a big miss for Simeone Inzaghi's men
Acerbi will be a big miss for Simeone Inzaghi's men

Simeone Inzaghi will be without his best defender Francesco Acerbi after the Italian was given the marching orders in their last match against Napoli.

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The Italian has more problems in the defence with Adam Marusic and Luiz Felipe out with injury and will have to form a makeshift defence against the best-attacking team in the league.

Juventus

The Croatian is yet to feature for Juventus this year
The Croatian is yet to feature for Juventus this year

The visitors will be without veteran defender Andrea Barzagli and Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic with both of them out with injury.

While Joao Cancelo, Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic are all doubt for the fixture.


Probable Lineups

Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Bastos, Radu, Wallace; Durmisi, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Parolo, Lulic; Luis Alberto, Immobile

Juventus (4-3-3): Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Emre Can, Bentancur, Matuidi; Dybala, Ronaldo, Douglas Costa

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