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05.05.2020 » Can Lazio surprise Juventus in the remaining games of the Serie A?

Cristiano Ronaldo leaning his head to one side

As we all wait for the Serie A to resume in Italy and with 12 fixtures remaining in the league, it looks like the title is going to be a 2-horse race between Juventus and Lazio. The two sides are only 1 point apart on the top of the Serie A standings and it's fair to assume that everything can happen...

After having won the Serie A in the last 8 consecutive years, Juventus is now on the pole position to renew their crown as they lead the league with 63 points, one point above their contenders, Lazio. Although at this stage we still don't know an exact date for the Serie A to resume, the Italian government already allowed clubs to return to training grounds in the next couple of weeks. Ronaldo, for example, already flew from Madeira to Turin this last Sunday... This clearly suggests that the league could end up being resumed either by the end of May, or the begining of June, a scenario that most clubs will certainly be pleased with. With 12 rounds of fixtures left in the calendar, Juventus are the heavy favorites to clinch the league title according to the odds from, but Lazio may still have a word to say...

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Juventus calendar:
A slight advantage

On paper, Juventus appears to have a slight advantage over Lazio when it comes to their calendars. Theoretically, the Vecchia Signora's toughest game away from home will be a trip to the San Siro, as they will have to play AC Milan roughly 6 fixtures before the end of the league. The Rossoneri may be struggling to become a force to be reckoned in the Serie A in recent years, but they did improve a lot since Ibrahimovic joined their ranks last January and they will be thrilled if they manage to upset their historic rivals and by doing so, demolishing their title hopes.

In terms of their home games, we need to highlight 3 fixtures in particular. First and foremost, in what could very well be the title-game for this season in the Serie A, Juventus will host Lazio at the Allianz Stadium very near the end of the league (only 3 fixtures will be left after their game). It's going to be a huge game for the title race and the fact that Juventus will be playing it at home will certainly help Ronaldo and his teammates to capitalize on this big occasion.

The other two home games Juventus really needs to be careful with are their fixtures against 4th-placed Atalanta and their derby against Torino. The first one, comes right after their visit to AC Milan, so in case the Bianconeri slip at the San Siro, they'll certainly be under huge pressure against Atalanta, a factor that can end up playing against them. Lastly, they'll also host Torino for a classic derby contest, filled with rivalries and aggressiveness.

Juventus vs Lazio in a Serie A game

Lazio Calendar:
No room for errors

It's been almost 20 years since the last time Lazio lifted the Serie A title and winning it this season would be huge for the club in all aspects. However, they seem to have a more difficult calendar than Juventus ahead and they need to extremely focused to avoid dropping unncessary points.

Just like Juve, the Biancocelesti will also have to play AC Milan a few weeks after the league is resumed, but the difference is their game will be played at home, at the Stadio Olimpico (in Rome). Before that, however, Lazio will have to visit Atalanta and meet the best attack in the league, led by Ilic, Muriel and Zapata. As if any of these two games weren't difficult enough, they'll still have the "title game" in Turin against Ronaldo, Dybala and the rest of the gang...

One factor that could play into Lazio's favor is the fact that the Biancocelesti will only have worry about their league fixtures, while Juventus is still on the fight for two other competitions: the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League. That means more focus and most likely less fatigue...

Cristiano Ronaldo praying on the pitch

Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Serie A is on May 29, against Torino. You can watch Bologna vs Juventus, Real Madrid vs Eibar, Mallorca vs Barça, Tottenham vs Man Utd, Man City vs Arsenal, and Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich, all matches provided from our football live game pages.

Juventus next game:
Bologna vs Juventus
kick-off time (29-05-2020):

Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 23:00
| UTC/GMT+7: 22:00
India (New Delhi) |
UTC/GMT+5.30: 20:30
Italy (Turin) |
UTC/GMT+2: 17:00
(Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 17:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 16:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 12:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 11:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 08:00

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Cristiano Ronaldo sitted on the bench for Juventus

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