You never really know quite which Lazio is going to turn up, and it's a startling inconsistency which sees the once-great outfit now struggling down in 9th in Serie A. They'll be praying that they're on a good day when Juventus head to the capital on Saturday, or they could be in for quite a beating.
However, since Edy Reja took over from Vladimir Petković as Lazio coach a few weeks ago, there are some signs of improvement. The biancocelesti are still unbeaten since the veteran tactician's return, and head into the game on the back of a 3-2 victory away at Udinese. They may just be hopeful of causing a big upset, and ending Juve's run of 12 consecutive league wins.
However, they're not helped by a string of first-team absentees, with the most notable being the injured Ștefan Radu and suspended Ogenyi Onazi and Senad Lulić. Juventus have only one unavailable player, with Angelo Ogbonna likely to start ahead of the suspended Giorgio Chiellini.
Lazio injuries and suspensions
Out: Ștefan Radu, Emiliano Alfaro, Ederson (injured); Ogenyi Onazi, Senad Lulić (suspended). In doubt: None.
Juventus injuries and suspensions
Out: Giorgio Chiellini (suspended). In doubt: None.
Match Date/Time: Saturday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
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