Super Cup — 17 August 2013

Italian Super Cup Juventus LazioJuventus and Lazio will face each other tomorrow, Sunday 18th August, for the Italian Super Cup. The match will take place at 21:00 local time at the Olympic stadium in Rome. This will be the first competitive match for both sides but the stakes are high as the winner will win the Super Cup. Both Juventus and Lazio are eager to start the season on a good note especially since in the preseason friendlies they didn’t do well. Juventus and Lazio are expected to play their best formations with the latest signings getting their playing time.

On paper Juventus are the stronger side but on the day Lazio can also have their say. The Italian champions have a new striking force in Tevez and Llorente but to be honest till now they both looked rusty. In the preseason friendlies the defensive line also showed a lack of cohesion. It has to be seen if Juventus will be at their best for tomorrow’s encounter. On the other hand, Lazio haven’t changed much from last season’s squad, actually they added more depth to their midfield that increases the side’s quality. The rest of the squad is pretty much that of last season. Both managers, Conte and Petkovic, are eager to win this trophy for various reasons. Conte wants to win the Super Cup to get revenge for the way they were eliminated in last season’s Coppa Italia by Lazio whilst Petkovic wants to win the cup to add it to his Palmares. It will be a great match to watch, may the best side win.

Football Cosmos Prediction: Juventus 2 Lazio 1


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