Ahead of the 2023 Coppa Italia final 8 schedule, Juventus & Lazio are both not on the best conditions. Especially the hosts who are on a bad trend without a win in the last two matches in the Italian League. The Bianconeri were held by Atalanta, then succumbed to Monza. The defeat at Monza was a disgrace for Juventus, especially because this trend in Serie A The Old Lady has been beaten by promoted teams twice.
The defeat was certainly an assessment material for Massimiliano Allegri ahead of the duel against Lazio. "We have to return to the situation when we were defeated by Napoli. Now we have to remain silent while showing anger at what happened. We will play a life match and die against Lazio and each match certainly has its own portion of priority," said Allegri on the club's official hapage .
Juventus' condition is inversely proportional to Lazio, who is currently in a relatively good period. Maurizio Sarri's men are unbeaten in the last five matches in all competitions. After being defeated by Lecce in the first match of 2023, Biancocelesti recovered with three wins & two draws. In output, Lazio looks convincing. However, ahead of the duel against Juve, the Biancoceleste will always need evaluation.
Mainly because they were only able to achieve a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina at the following weekend. The draw also ended a series of 3 consecutive wins for the Olimpico camp. "We should be able to put better in terms of the quality of the game. But holistically I am satisfied with what the players showed in that match," said Sarri after the match against Fiorentina. Prediction of the Juventus vs Lazio line-ups Playing the Coppa Italia match at Serie A level, it is believed that the two teams will permanently field their best squad. Juventus will once again rely on players such as Angel Di Maria & Federico Chiesa in this match. Lazio on the other hand is expected to field Ciro Immobile from the start. The following weekend the striker only played 19 minutes at the end of the 2nd half after recovering from injury.
Immobile has certainly been ready to play from the start & put a nightmare for Juve. Juventus (three-4-three): Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado, Filip Kostic, Leandro Paredes, Adrien Rabiot; Angel Di Maria, Federico Chiesa, Arkadiusz Milik. Coaches: Massimiliano Allegri Lazio (4-three-three): Ivan Provedel; Manuel Lazzari, Nicolo Casale, Alessio Romagnoli, Adam Marusic; Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic; Mattia Zaccagni, Pedro Rodriguez, Ciro Immobile. Coach: Maurizio Sarri