Lazio - Milan prediction and analysis
The derby of the round in Serie A pits the teams of Lazio and Milan against each other. The match also appears as a battle for a place in the Top 4.
Milan have a slight advantage in this regard, being 4 points ahead of their hosts today.
On the other hand, Lazio has long moved in a pack with Roma and Atalanta.
So in the looming battle to the final round, every match is important for the capital city. Especially against direct rivals.
The Eagles are on a very weak streak against Milan – 5 losses (three of them "nil") in the last 6 games against them.
But now seems to be a good time to break this negative trend.
Mainly because of the crisis in which the team led by Stefano Pioli finds itself - 4 games without a win in all tournaments.
And at Olimpico, Lazio are strong (5-2-2).
Here, they already beat the other giant from Milan - Inter - 3-1 earlier in the season.
Lazio - statistics and info
Lazio finished in the top four of last year's Serie A campaign.
The Eagles finished in 5th place then.
But in the 2022/23 season, the Romans show that they could do better.
Of course with the proviso that they keep their good games until the end of the campaign.
Good games that translate into an asset of 34 points.
Maurizio Sarri's formation played absolutely balanced both at home and away, winning 17 points each.
At the Stadio Olimpico, the Eagles have only conceded 2 defeats so far (against Salernitana and Napoli).
As they failed to score just once in their 9 meetings here (0-0 against Udinese).
Last week, Lazio moved forward in the tournament for the Italian Cup.
Dismissing Bologna after a 1-0 win at home.
Milan - statistics and info
The current champion of Italy - Milan, started the 2023 calendar year optimistically.
After their 2-1 win away to Salernitana in the first round after the break.
From then on, however, the Rossoneri went on a downward trend .
First of all I have to say that they failed to win their next two games in Calcio.
Recording 2-2 draws in each of them – against Roma and Lecce.
Then they allowed an embarrassing exit from the Coppa Italia tournament after hosting Torino.
The guests were left with 10 people. But after 0-0 in regular time and extra time, Milan were more inaccurate on penalties.
And finally came the 0-3 loss to city rivals Inter for the Italian Super Cup in Riyadh.
Stefano Pioli certainly has a lot to work on if he doesn't want the fans to mark this season as a zero for the Rossoneri.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Held; Hisai, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Alberto; Pedro, Andersen, Threats
Injured: Immobile, Gila
Lineup: Tatarusanu; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Benasser; Salemakers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud
Injured: Balo, Meignan, Florenzi, Ibrahimovic
Matches between Lazio and AC Milan
|SA||24/04/22||Lazio 1:2 Milan|
|KI||09/02/22||Milan 4:0 Lazio|
|SA||12/09/21||Milan 2:0 Lazio|
|SA||26/04/21||Lazio 3:0 Milan|
|SA||23/12/20||Milan 3:2 Lazio|
|SA||04/07/20||Lazio 0:3 Milan|