Two teams that come off disappointing setbacks in their Serie A clash this week with AC Milan taking home Lazio. The match schedules for Monday night at Stadio Olimpico, with a kickoff at 9:45 pm.
Ambitions for European football next season remains the main reason for both teams. The hosts are clinging onto a top-six race ahead of the city rivals Roma. In contrast, the Rossoneri come to the capital with securing their long-awaited Champions League return to mid post.
AC Milan is currently clinching a top-four finish while being eight points behind top-four chasing Lazio. The home side further let the lead slip last weekend following a 2-1 loss to Sassuolo.
It comes in a hectic week, especially with the news of their errant owners joining the Europa Super League. The loss marked a disappointing form for Stefano Pioli in unravelling fashion, especially in their plots of Europa Football.
Moreover, thirteen points separate them from rivals and league leaders Inter Milan in the league’s 33 round. A win this Monday raises them to be second in the league above Juventus and Atalanta BSC.
On the other hand, Lazio remains on another mission to make history at the Stadio Olimpico with their tenth consecutive home victory in Serie A. It has been a tumultuous week for the Biancocelesti, who recorded both a 5-3 win and a 5-2 loss.
AC Milan vs Lazio Head to Head
Both sides have 35 games against each other, with AC Milan taking home 14 wins while Lazio with eight wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Napoli 5-2 Lazio
Lazio 5-3 Benevento
Hellas Verona 0-1 Lazio
Lazio 2-1 Spezia
Udinese 0-1 Lazio
Milan 1-2 Sassuolo
Milan 2-1 Genoa
Parma 1-3 Milan
Milan 1-1 Sampdoria
Fiorentina 2-3 Milan
Lazio Team News
AC Milan Team News
After signing a one-year contract extension with the Rossoneri, Zlatan Ibramohivic is back in action after overcoming an injury and suspension. Theo Hernandez is back in action and could replace Diogo Dalot, and Rafael Leao both passed fit. Ismael Bennacer continues suffering an ankle problem and might remain in the treatment room.
Lazio Team News
Simone Inzaghi, who recently recovered from Covid-19, will be back on the bench. However, he contends the unavailability of South-American pair of Gonzalo Escalante and Luiz Felipe, who remains injured. Despite picking a knock during their clash with Napoli, Cirro Immobile is back in action to start.
Prediction and Odds
Given the flawless form for the home side in their turf, Milan could only rack a point at best this Monday.
Correct Score: 1-1
Goals Under 2.5