With 28 wins to Lazio’s 24 in the previous league meetings between the two sides in Rome, Juventus have their noses in front in the overall record.
But particularly striking from the head-to-head statistics at the Stadio Olimpico is Juve’s recent return: they have triumphed in all of the last four Serie A encounters there against Lazio without conceding a single goal.
The winning streak began in 2009/10 under Ciro Ferrara’s stewardship, when goals from Martin Caceres (on his debut in the black and white stripes) and David Trezeguet saw them conquer Davide Ballardini’s Biancocelesti in a 2-0 win.
Next in the series were two identical 1-0 successes: the manager may have changed from Luigi Del Neri to Antonio Conte, but the match-winner on both occasions was Simone Pepe.
The latest win in the run came on 15 April 2013, 2-0 the final result this time. It was the Arturo Vidal show in the capital that day: the Chilean fired home the first from the penalty spot and popped up in the box to prod the second over Federico Marchetti.
The winning streak could also be classed as five matches long considering 18 August’s Italian Super Cup victory against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico, but in terms of league outings alone the record belongs to the Juve of Omar Sivori and John Charles.
That legendary Bianconeri side’s run began in 1959/60, and the last of their currently unmatched feat of five consecutive wins came in 1965/66 after Lazio had spent some time in Serie B during the intervening years.