Juventus are set to take on Lazio in the Italian Super Cup game on Sunday, 13th August 2017 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. This game will be a the traditional curtain raiser in Italian football equal to community shield in premier league. Juventus will be looking to start the season on high after completing league and cup double last season while Lazio will be hoping to reverse the 2-0 defeat in the Coppa Italia final back in May 2017. The game will kickoff at around 19:45 uk time and BT Sports will have live coverage in the UK.
Lazio has been pretty inconsistent in the recent years and they start off against mighty Juventus and this game give them oppertunity to revenge that 2-0 defeat in the final of Coppa italia last season. Juventus have not made many changes in the squad apart from Dani Alvez and Bonucci leaving the club. It will be interesting to see how they go about this season as other top Italian sides have strengthen in the summer.
Last two meeting between these two clubs ended in Juventus winning 2-0 on both occassions and going into the season opener Juventus are odds on favourite to win the Super Cup.
Juventus 2-0 Lazio – May 2017
[ Coppa Italia 2017 Final Match ]
12′ 1 – 0 Daniel Alves scores early in first half to put Juventus in lead at Olympic Stadium.
25′ 2 – 0 Leonardo Bonucci was on the scoresheet as well minutes later as Juventus looked to run away with their third consecutive Coppa Italia title.
Possible Starting lineups: Juventus are likely to hand first starts for Pjanic and Higuain against Lazio while Massimiliano Allegri will keep his trusted 3-5-2 formation. Dani Alves and Patrice Evra might as full backs with Pijanic, Khadira and Hernanes playing in central roles. Argentina duo of Dybala and Higuain to start upfront.
Lazio uses similar system and we might see a very tight game where both teams canceling each other out for most part and 1 goal might just be enough to seal the win. having said that, Lazio rely heavily on their dynamic attacking options and they will have to take the game to Juventus if they were to win three points on Saturday.
The game will be broadcasted live on BT Sports 2 and we will have live coverage of the game with live links posted on this page 15 minutes before kickoff. You can always tune in here to watch extended match highlights after the game.