Bad travellers Lazio take the unhappy road to Turin

SaturdayJuventus     vs     Lazio        19:00    Napoli         vs     Milan       21:45    SundayFiorentina     vs     Atalanta        16:00 Inter         vs     CagliariCatania         vs     Chievo
Ghanaian midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has become a key player for Juventus. Net photo.
Ghanaian midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has become a key player for Juventus. Net photo.

Saturday
Juventus     vs     Lazio        19:00    Napoli         vs     Milan        21:45   
Sunday
Fiorentina     vs     Atalanta        16:00
Inter         vs     Cagliari
Catania         vs     Chievo
Bologna         vs     Palermo
Udinese         vs     Parma
Siena         vs     US Pescara
Sampdoria     vs     Genoa        21:45

Monday

AS Roma     vs     Torino        21:45   

ROME - Lazio’s away-from-home blues could be set to continue on Saturday when they travel to Juventus seeking to overcome an unenviable record against the champions.

Juventus stretched their lead over title rivals Inter Milan to four points last week thanks to a 6-1 rout of Pescara and the shock 3-2 defeat for their closest rivals in Atalanta.

With Inter expected to collect three points at home to struggling Cagliari on Sunday, Juve know they have to seize every possible chance for three points.

“We’ve started the season well and taken a lot of points, but there are still plenty of games to play and we need to hang in there,” said Ghanaian Kwadwo Asamoah.

Lazio may take heart from Inter’s stunning 3-1 defeat of the champions two weeks ago, but the form of Vladimir Petkovic’s side has been inconsistent.

Having suffered a first away defeat to Napoli, in which Edinson Cavani scored a memorable hat-trick in a 3-0 win, Petkovic could only look on helpless as his side were humbled 4-0 by Sicilian side Catania two weeks ago.

That reverse came on the back of a 1-1 home draw to Torino and a 2-0 defeat away to Fiorentina.

In all, Lazio have amassed only nine points from a possible 22 on their travels this season – and the statistics against Juve do not make good reading.

In a total of 68 matches away to the Old Lady of Turin, Lazio have won only eight times and drawn 17.

 

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