Serie A returns with a bang this weekend and Juventus host Lazio at 2pm on Saturday afternoon. We’ve taken a look at the betting markets for this Italian clash to try and find some value.

Juventus vs Lazio tips:

  • Juventus to win and BTTS Yes at 3/1
  • Dušan Vlahović to score anytime at 8/5

Team news: 

Paul Pogba is the big absentee for Juventus having failed a drugs test in August, but I Bianconeri haven’t needed him so far this season. Federico Chiesa and Dušan Vlahović are both fit to start, with the latter featuring for Serbia over the international break. Meanwhile Lazio will have a fresh Ciro Immobile to call upon to lead the line, while Mattia Zaccagni played a key role in Italy’s 2-1 win over Ukraine. 

Juventus to win and BTTS Yes 

Juventus have made an unbeaten start to the Serie A season and beat Empoli 2-0 last time out. Massimiliano Allegri will be desperate to get his hands back on the title this season and his side have impressed. With Chiesa and Vlahovic playing as a front two ahead of a jam-packed midfield, they’ve been able to control games and squeeze out their opponents.

So far, they’ve scored six and conceded just once in three league matches, so there is no trouble in terms of creating chances. With Lazio having lost two of their opening three matches, we can lean towards the home side, but we must be wary of Maurizio Sarri’s men. 

Their only win of the season came against champions Napoli away from home and they have proven themselves to be dangerous, but only in spells. They’ve got a talented forward line and it is the likes of Immobile that lead me to believe they will get on the scoresheet here.

Ultimately though, they were fortunate to beat Napoli and have been statistically poor against Lecce and Genoa. They’ll likely fall to defeat here, but it could be an entertaining encounter. 

Dušan Vlahović to score anytime 

Having been given a reasonable amount of playing time over the international break without being pushed to exhaustion, Vlahović will return to his club fit and firing. He’s already scored twice this term, and is Juventus’ penalty taker. 

Given they should be able to dominate possession and create chances against a Lazio side that is still trying to find its feet at the back, backing Juventus’ most reliable goalscorer to bag one feels like the sensible pick. 

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