Juventus vs Lazio, Serie A preview: Likely line-ups and where to get live streaming in India
Serie A fans in India will be witness to a blockbuster fixture when Italian giants Juventus take on Lazio this week. Live streaming of this match will be available.
Both teams come into the game having not tasted victory in three and four games, respectively, and a winning return for either side will be a boost for the remainder of the season.
Where they stand in the Serie A table
Juventus currently sit top of the Serie A with 77 points from 33 games, enjoying a six-point lead over second-placed Inter.
Meanwhile, Lazio, who had been Juventus’ main challengers for the title for the better part of the 2019-20 Serie A season, have fallen off since the restart and now sit fourth with 69 points 33 games but are only two points away from taking back second place.
Likely starting line-ups
Juventus predicted starting XI: Wojciech Szczesny, Danilo, Matthijs de Ligt, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro, Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot, Douglas Costa, Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo
Lazio predicted starting XI: Thomas Strakosha, Luiz Felipe, Francesco Acerbi, Bastos, Manuel Lazzari, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Marco Parolo, Luis Alberto, Jordan Lukaku, Ciro Immobile, Felipe Caicedo
Injury updates and team news
Defending champions Juventus will likely be without the services of skipper Giorgio Chiellini, who though started the previous game, is not fully fit to head the defence.
Mattia de Sciglio and Sami Khedira will also miss out for Juventus due to injuries while winger Federico Bernardeschi is suspended for the tie.
Their rivals Lazio will miss veteran midfielder Lucas Leiva and back-up forward Joaquin Correa due to knee injuries. Defender Stefan Daniel Radu likely to sit out due to a shin injury while centre-back Patric is suspended.
Juventus vs Lazio head-to-head
Juventus and Lazio have faced each other 37 times over the years in the Serie A, with the Bianconeri having the clear upper hand, having won 24 of those fixtures, while Lazio has won seven, and the remaining six have ended in draws.
Lazio will take heart from the fact that they recorded a 3-1 victory at home at the Stadio Olimpico in the reverse fixture in December earlier this season.
Players to watch out for
For Juventus, Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo have formed a potent strike partnership, with the duo scoring a combined 39 goals this season and they will be pivotal if the team are to get back to winning ways.
Meanwhile, Lazio will be banking on the abilities of Ciro Immobile, who is leading the scoring charts with 29 goals, and will hope he regains his scoring touch against the league leaders.
Where to watch Juventus vs Lazio live
Fans in India can watch the live broadcast of the Serie A fixture at 1.15 am early on Tuesday (July 21) morning on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD and Sony Six channels.
Live streaming will be available on SonyLIV.