Juventus will host Lazio on Thursday night looking to push aside their recent Serie A troubles and book a place in the Coppa Italia semifinals.
Juve are winless in their last 2 games since beating Monza 2-1 in the Coppa Italia to progress to the quarterfinals.
Juventus come into this game on the back of a 2-0 loss to Raffaele Palladino’s Monza in the league, while Lazio were held 1-1 by Fiorentina.
Lazio on the other hand are unbeaten in their last five games and beat Bologna 1-0 to set this date with Juventus.
Juventus, who lost to old foes Inter Milan in the 2022 final, are hoping they can add onto the 14 Coppa Italia titles they have to their name.
A 15-point deduction in the league has seen Massimiliano Allegri’s men drop 13th in the league but they can still aim for silverware here.
Lazio have lifted the Coppa Italia six times in the last 25 years, most recently in 2019 and they have lost in the last eight of all three editions since.
Juve are set for a Europa League knockout stage tie against Nantes – they exited the Champions League at its group stage – their only hope of salvaging pride may come in the cups.
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What time does Juventus vs Lazio start?
The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Allianz Stadium.
Juventus vs Lazio team news
Paul Pogba and Dusan Vlahovic returned to the first-team squad over the weekend and are pushing for recalls into the starting XI after injury.
Weston McKennie has joined Leeds United on loan and Arkadiusz Milik has been ruled out until March by a thigh injury.
Moise Kean will have the onus to lead the attacking line for the hosts, supported by Angel Di Maria and Filip Kostic.
For the visitors, Ciro Immobile returned from injury and came off the bench against Fiorentina and may be handed a start here.
Mattia Zaccagni should therefore join Pedro and either Felipe Anderson or Immobile in a potent attacking trio.
Juventus vs Lazio head to head
In 40 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Juventus have won 26 games, lost seven and drawn seven.
Juventus vs Lazio current form
The hosts have two wins, two draws and one defeat to their name in their last five matches while Lazio are unbeaten in that run and have won three games.
Juventus vs Lazio prediction
There is lots of pressure on Juventus to give their fans something to cheer about and both teams are expected to score in this game. A draw is a potential outcome at the 90.