Juventus vs. Lazio 2021/22 | Live Score, Match Preview, Lineups & Stats
Date: May 16, 2022
Juventus vs Lazio Live Score, Match Preview, Lineups & Stats starts on 17 May 2022 at 12:15 am IST time in Allianz Stadium stadium, Turin city, Italy in Serie A, Italy.
Following their Coppa Italia heartbreak last week, Juventus welcome fifth-placed Lazio to Turin on Monday in the final home game of an uninspiring season.
While the Bianconeri lost the cup final in extra time on Wednesday, following a dismal Serie A loss at Genoa, their opponents have won back-to-back games to keep their European qualifying hopes alive.
Juventus have already lost consecutive matches after losing in a special Derby d’Italia version of the Coppa Italia final, amid hints of a terminal drift towards the end of another tough season – one that is sure to go trophyless for the first time in almost a decade.
Ivan Perisic’s extra-time brace helped Inter over the line after Hakan Calhanoglu tapped home an 80th-minute penalty.
Following their stunning Supercoppa Italiana defeat to the same opponents that deposed them as Scudetto champions after nine years of domestic domination last season, the Bianconeri have failed to win any silverware and appear to be heading for fourth place in Serie A.
Last week’s defeat at lowly Genoa was the latest in a long string of misfortunes for the ailing Old Lady, who have surrendered at least once in each of their last six league games, despite Max Allegri’s prior efforts to strengthen up the defense during a commendably steady run.
They last went longer without keeping a clean sheet this time last year, near the end of Andrea Pirlo’s tragic reign, and they’ll be hoping that the identity of this week’s visitors can help them close the gap on third-placed Napoli since Lazio has been one of Juve’s favorite opponents in recent years.
Juventus has won 10 of 11 Serie A games with Roma under Allegri, scoring an average of 2.4 goals per game in their last eight meetings at the Allianz Stadium and picking up seven victories in the process.
The Bianconeri have won 12 of their last 15 meetings with Lazio, including a 2-0 triumph in Rome last November, with Leonardo Bonucci scoring both from the penalty spot. They will undoubtedly start as favorites.
Following two consecutive wins against Serie A strugglers Spezia and Sampdoria, Lazio’s hopes of securing Europa League participation have been enhanced as the season draws to a close.
With two games remaining, the Biancocelesti are three points clear of city rivals Roma in the table. They were also trailed by both Atalanta and Fiorentina before the penultimate round, implying that any blunders in the coming week will be costly.
Following their trip to Turin, Maurizio Sarri’s side will return to the capital for the Serie A final next Sunday, when Hellas Verona visits Stadio Olimpico.
The Aquile face Sarri’s previous side, who have won five of their past seven away games in the top league, including both of their most recent road trips, despite recent precedent suggesting they will be up against it to get maximum points from their final away game.
The ex-Chelsea coach’s all-too-brief stint in command at Juve ended in acrimony, and he has lost six of his previous nine league games against them, so Lazio’s eccentric boss would dearly love to beat them on Monday night.
– Following Inter’s Coppa Italia final defeat in midweek, Massimiliano Allegri is expected to shuffle his squad.
– Fabio Miretti is expected to start in midfield, while Giorgio Chiellini will be sent off in his farewell Juventus home game.
– Despite recent concerns of an ankle issue, Ciro Immobile should play.