Juventus vs. Lazio - Italian Super Cup - Odds and Preview - August 18th, 2013

Supercoppa Italiana - Logo - Italy Super CupJuventus and Lazio meet in the Italian Supercoppa (Super Cup) at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Sunday, August 18th, 2013.

The Italian Supercoppa is a match between the last season's league winners and last season's cup winners.

Juventus are a team to beat in Italy at the moment. They won the league in the last two years and have significantly strengthened their squad this summer with the addition of Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Angelo Ogbonna. Juventus made it to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League last season and won the Supercoppa vs. Napoli (4-2).

Lazio finished 7th in Serie A last season, won the Coppa Italia and made it to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. It was a good season for Lazio and they are entering the new football year with two notable additions: Felipe Anderson and Lucas Biglia.

Juventus and Lazio met four times last season. In the league, the two teams tied 0-0 in Turin and in Rome Juventus won 0-2. In the Coppa Italia the score in Turin was 1-1 and the score in Rome was 2-1 for Lazio.

Let's take a look at the odds for the Sunday's match:

Juventus: 11/10
Draw: 11/5
Lazio: 13/5

Juventus are the favourites to win. A $100 bet on the 'Old Lady' could return $110 in profit, while the same bet on Lazio could return $260 in profit.

Lazio have been giving Juventus a lot of trouble over the last few games. When we take into consideration that Stadio Olimpico is Lazio's home turf, this game could be a close one.

Anything can happen in a one game final!

Let's see how this match plays out.