Both Lazio and Milan suffered unpleasant defeats in the mid-week’s Serie A round. I Biancocelesti conceded as many as five goals in a demolishing away loss at Napoli, while I Rossoneri fell 1-2 at home to Sassuolo.
Both outfits, especially Lazio, have thus put the top-four finish in jeopardize. The hosts are five points behind the 5th-placed Napoli after a loss in the direct clash at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, seven points below Juventus and Atalanta in 3rd and 4th position, and eight points shy of the 2nd-placed Milan.
Simone Inzaghi’s men do have a game in hand on the rest of competitors, but they are still in a must-win situation here. This is their last train to catch. Anything but a victory would seriously kill Lazio’s ambitions.
However, Milan will have something to say as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is about to return to the starting line-up after skipping the aforementioned loss to Sassuolo through suspension.
Lazio vs AC Milan Head-to-head
Milan have been the more successful side in the history of this match-up. They won 28, drew 24, and lost only 11 of the last 63 encounters with I Biancocelesti.
I Rossoneri will come into this game on the back of two straight victories over Lazio. They have bagged three goals in each of these wins. Three or more goals were seen in each of the last three H2H encounters between the two rivals.
Lazio vs AC Milan Prediction
Lazio did not play defence at all in the last couple of games. They first saw off Benevento 5-3 at Stadio Olimpico and then fell 5-2 to Napoli on the road. Such a dreadful set of defensive showings will be the music to the ears of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who should be well rested after serving the suspension.
On top of the head to head tradition, Milan can rely on a fantastic away record in this term of Serie A. Stefano Pioli’s men won 13, drew 1, and lost 1 of 15 league matches on the road this season.This is why we have to see a great value in backing the visitors not to lose. The second pick will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score anytime.
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