There is live action from Italy on Tuesday night as Juventus take on Lazio in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final. Both teams have been enjoying fine seasons so far as Juve sit top of Serie A, while Lazio are just five points behind in third place, although that will count for little when they meet at the Juventus Stadium this week.
The home side start 4/7 odds on favourites for this first match, while Lazio can be backed at 9/2 and the draw is available at 14/5 with Paddy Power. It is a match that has tended to go the way of 'The Old Lady' of Italian football in recent years as Juventus are unbeaten in their last eight against Lazio, including a 0-0 draw on home soil in the league in November.
Six of those eight fixtures have ended with under 2.5 goals and under 2.5 goals could be worth a look at 5/6 on Tuesday, particularly as neither side will want to give an inch in this first leg, while Lazio in particular will want to ensure that they are still in the tie going into the second leg. Lazio have shown that they are capable of grinding out results away from home this term, not least in the Europa League where they held Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Lazio have actually lost only three of 14 games on their travels this season and they go into this game on the back of some exceptional form. The Biancocelesti are unbeaten in their last 15 outings in all competitions, although they could only draw 2-2 at Palermo at the weekend. It was a case of two points dropped on Saturday, although Hernandes was on target for the fourth time in his last five appearances. The Brazilian playmaker is 7/1 to score first this week and he will be relied upon to produce the goods as star striker Miroslav Klose is likely to miss the match through injury.
They may have their work cut out scoring against this Juventus side though as Antonio Conte's men have kept nine clean sheets in their last 15 games, with paddypower going 6/5 that Juve keep a clean sheet on Tuesday. Juventus head into this match off the back of a resounding 4-0 win over Udinese on Saturday, with former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba scoring two goals in the victory, including a 'worldie' to open the scoring, and he is a best price 9/1 to be first goalscorer in the latest betting with paddypower.
Pogba will be expected to pull the strings from midfield, particularly as Andrea Pirlo is struggling with injury, while Fabio Quagliarella and Giorgio Chiellini are both out. Juventus have now only lost one of their last 10 but two of their three defeats this season have come on home soil, including a recent 2-1 loss to Sampdoria. They might have to settle for a draw against a resolute Lazio this week and that would leave all to play for in the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico.
Juventus v Lazio Form
Check the season's statistics for both Juventus and Lazio, plus the odds ahead of Tuesday's match.
Juventus v Lazio Tips
Tip #1: Draw @ 14/5 with PaddyPower.
Tip #2: Under 2.5 goals @ 5/6 with PaddyPower.
Tip #3: Paul Pogba to score first each-way @ 9/1 with PaddyPower.
Correct Score Odds
11/2 Juventus 1-0
13/2 Juventus 2-0
13/2 Juventus 2-1
9/1 Draw 0-0
6/1 Draw 1-1
14/1 Draw 2-2
14/1 Lazio 1-0
30/1 Lazio 2-0
16/1 Lazio 2-1
First Goalscorer Odds
4/1 Sebastian Giovinco
4/1 Alessandro Matri
9/2 Mirko Vucinic
5/1 Arturo Vidal
6/1 Miroslav Klose
6/1 Claudio Marchisio
7/1 Sergio Floccari
8/1 Andrea Pirlo
9/1 Paul Pogba
9/1 Libor Kozak
9/1 Antonio Rozzi
Odds supplied by PaddyPower.com, who provide live betting in-running for both Coppa Italia semi-finals this week.
|AC Milan v Fiorentina Odds On Fire Honda Can Power Rossoneri To Victory|
Struggling Viola Face Tough Task In Milan
|Unbeaten Chelsea are marginal favourites for Premier League clash with Man Utd at Old Trafford|
Ivanovic Is A Tempting Bet To Score Anytime
|Monchengladbach v Bayern Munich Odds Bundesligas form teams clash at Borussia Park|
Mario Gotze Tipped To Score For The Visitors
|Burnley v Everton Odds Lukaku heads the first scorer betting at Turf Moor|
Burnley Search For A First Win Of The Season
|El Clasico rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona tipped to play out a draw at the Bernabeu|
Back Ronaldo & Messi To Score
|Celta Vigo v Levante Odds Celts backed to return to winning ways|
Back Nolito To Score
|Sampdoria v Roma Odds Iturbe Can Score Against the Blucerchiati|
Samp Looking To Maintain Unbeaten Serie A Start
|Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke Odds Huntelaar tipped to score at the BayArena|
Di Matteo Looking For A Third Win On The Trot
|Swansea v Leicester Betting Wilfried Bony is favourite to open the scoring|
Swans Tipped To Score The First Goal
|Back both Fulham and Charlton to score in Fridays London Derby|
Hosts Favourites At The Cottage
|Aston Villa V Bradford Odds Bantams Bid To Complete Cup Upset At Villa Park|
Bradford odds on to reach Wembley final
|Southampton V Everton Odds Toffees Can Make It A Losing Start For Pochettino|
Mauricio Pochettino takes charge of his first match at St Mary’s
|Tottenham V Man Utd Odds Back Robin Van Persie To Score First|
Spurs haven't beaten United at home since 2001
|Chelsea V Arsenal Odds Gunners Can Increase The Pressure On Benitez At The Bridge|
Demba Ba heads the goalscorer betting markets
|Arrival Of Pochettino Sees Southampton Clipped In The Latest Relegation Betting|
What effect will sacking Adkins have on Saints's season?
|West Ham V Man City Is The Headline Act In Weekends Both Teams To Score Accumulator|
Coventry And Bristol City Also Feature In Four Fold
|Back Both Fulham And Charlton To Score In Fridays London Derby|
Hosts Favourites At The Cottage
|Back An El Clasico Draw In This Weeks La Liga Treble Bets|
Valencia & Sevilla Also Feature
|Weekends Banker Fourfold Tips Up Wins For Derby Preston Wimbledon And Shrewsbury|
Preston Can Continue Winning Run At Home To Fleetwood
|Cheryl Halves Her X Factor Chances Whilst Mel Bs Act Stays Favourite With Bookies|
Cowell’s Category Loos Set To Climb Betting Leaderboard
Betfred are amazingly offering double odds on your first bet with them, up to a stake unit of £10. In addition to this you can also claim a £25 free bet.
Open Account - Free £25 Bet With Betfred
Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a free bet of up to £100 when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.
Bet £5 or more and Ladbrokes will match this with a free bet to the same stake unit.
Open Account - £100 Free Bet - Ladbrokes
Get free bets totalling £30 with bookmaker Sky Bet
Open Account - Open Account - Get £30 in free bets with Sky Bet
Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers