Saturday, 17 August 2013

Supercoppa Preview !!!

On Sunday evening Juventus will take on Lazio in the Supercoppa which will be both sides first real competetive football since last season. The Bianconeri will go into this game strong favourites after finishing six places ahead of Lazio  in the league last year and to put that into perspective the closest team to Juve last year was Napoli yet they were still nine points off of the mighty Juventus. You are probably thinking that Juve have this in the bag but I am sure this will not be an easy game. Juventus have had some terrible form leading into this game, finishing last in the International Champions Cup and they also found it hard to play against Lazio last year and that explains the quite poor results against them last year. All in all this game looks set to be a good one and one that will be hard to predict.

Since the last time these two met Juventus have made some big changes in the likes of Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Angelo Ogbonna. Going into the game Juventus have a full strength 27 man squad without no real injury worries and Antonio Conte has said that he is confident going into the game. Meanwhile Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic has also said that he is confident the Roman team can come out on top even if they are the underdogs. Going into the game Lazio have the better form as they ended their pre season well with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace but the records are all in Juventus' favour. The last time Juve played in the Supercoppa was this time last year and they smashed their closest title rivals Napoli 4-2 however Lazio have not won this competition in 13 years.

                                                   Expected result = Juventus 2 Lazio 1