Friday night’s tussle will mark the 143rd Serie A meeting between Lazio and Juventus and by now the Biancocelesti may well be sick of the sight of the Bianconeri. Of those previous encounters, Juve have won 74 and drawn 36, scoring 254 goals along the way. As a result, no other club has managed more victories or found the net more times against Lazio in top-flight history.
The Old Lady’s dominance in this fixture has been reinforced particularly in the last 13 years, a period in which the champions are yet to taste defeat at the hands of this evening’s hosts, in a run stretching back 21 games. In that time, the Bianconeri have failed to score just once, in a 0-0 draw in November 2012.
Even at the Stadio Olimpico the story is much the same: the club from the capital have collected just three points from the last 10 visits of Juventus with their last victory coming way back in December 2003: Roberto Mancini the man in charge, Bernardo Corradi and Stefano Fiori the men on the scoresheet.