Serie A title hopes for side Lazio continues to unfold as the side plays host to side AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico this weekend. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 22:45 GMT in the Serie A.
Lazio has been the underdogs this season and favourites to give title leaders Juventus a race for their money. The side held on a 21 unbeaten streak in the Serie A before a 3-2 loss to side Atalanta. Despite the loss, the side recovered while registering a win against Fiorentina.
The side showed a peak of form as they overcome the threat by Torino in the midweek fixture ending in a 1-2 win. The win pushed the side to second in the Serie A with 68 points. Lazio are four points shy off side Juventus and seven points ahead of side Inter Milan.
AC Milan is battling to get back into Champions League football this season. The side is currently seventh on the table with 42 points. The side is 15 points behind fourth-placed Atalanta and three points behind sixth-placed Napoli.
A 2-0 win over rivals Roma was enough to give that spark back to Coach Stefano Piolo. However, Lazio pose a large threat, especially with their current form in the Serie A.
Lazio vs AC Milan Head to Head
Both sides have 35 games between each other with Milan taking home 13 wins against Lazio’s eight wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
AC Milan 1-2 Lazio
AC Milan 1-0 Lazio
Lazio 1-1 AC Milan
AC Milan 2-1 Lazio
Lazio 4-1 AC Milan
Lazio 1-1 AC Milan
AC Milan 2-0 Lazio
AC Milan 1-1 Lazio
Lazio Team News
The attacking threat ahead of the clash is at risk especially with the yellow card suspension of forwards Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo. Injury woes at the camp include knee problems picked by Lucas Leiva and muscular problems suffered by right-winger Bobby Adekanye. Long term injury of midfielder Senad Lulic continues nursing on the sidelines after the ankle surgery.
AC Milan Team News
After a long spell since the restart, the great one Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be available for the clash. However, the defense at Milan is worrying with two centre backs out with injuries. Mateo Mussachio is the latest injury victim after going through an ankle surgery. This adds to Leo Duarte’s hamstring injury.
Prediction and Odds
Without the attacking duo at Lazio, Milan have a slight edge in posing a threat against the side this weekend.
First Team to Score: Milan
Goals Under 2.5