Lazio vs. Juventus: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Michael WadeAnalyst IIIJanuary 25, 2014

Juventus will be hoping to celebrate against Lazio on Saturday.
Juventus will be hoping to celebrate against Lazio on Saturday.Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Serie A leaders Juventus have the chance to win a 13th straight league game when they visit Lazio on Saturday evening.

The No. 13 might be unlucky for some, but it is unlikely to be that way for a Juve team intent on continuing their domestic dominance with a third straight Scudetto and a record-breaking 30th in total.

Having been demoted from the Champions League to the Europa League, and dumped out of the Coppa Italia by title rivals, if you can call them that, Roma in midweek, Antonio Conte's side will be fired up for this one and intent on returning to winning ways, as shown by the club's official Twitter account:

When: Saturday, January 25 at 7:45 p.m. GMT

Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

Watch: BT Sport 2

Stream: BT Sport website


Key Storylines

Their form might be patchy in other competitions, but in the league, Juventus are a free-scoring beast to be in awe of. Per BBC Sport, in four of their past five matches they have scored four goals, and in the other, they netted three.

When Lazio played at Juve in the second game of the league season, they conceded four goals, and they did the same a fortnight earlier in the Italian Super Cup. A similar scoreline is likely here.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has built a side capable of taking other sides apart and spreading the goals around, while keeping it watertight at the back.

A Lazio side with a goal difference of minus-two face a tough task in keeping Fernando Llorente, Arturo Vidal, Carlos Tevez and Paul Pogba quiet as they attempt to improve their hopes of qualifying for Europe next season.

However, per ESPN FC, they are unbeaten in three Serie A games and managed to get one over on Inter recently, as well as beating Udinese when they were down to 10 men, so there is hope.

The return of Edy Reja as manager has instilled a gritty determination in the side, and they could make Juventus work for their points.


Carlos Tevez has hoped Juventus challenge for a third straight Serie A title.
Carlos Tevez has hoped Juventus challenge for a third straight Serie A title.Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Prediction: Lazio 0-3 Juventus

Victory would extend Juventus' lead over second-placed Roma to 11 points, before they take on Verona on Sunday. They won't pass up on that opportunity, and Lazio are unlikely to be able to do anything to stop them.

Juventus are in the habit of scoring second-half goals, eight in their past four league games, so expect a late flourish here and victory by a margin of three goals.