AC Milan vs Lazio Preview and Prediction

AC Milan vs Lazio Preview and Prediction plus betting tips for today’s football match between the two teams. Check comparison and statistics

AC Milan will host Lazio on Saturday as they hope to keep their push for Champions League football next season alive.

Milan are in fourth place, which will guarantee them entry to the Champions League group stage next season. Atalanta are level on points with them, and they are in fifth place on the head to head tie-breaker. Gennaro Gattuso’s side were comfortable in the top four until recently, but their poor form has seen Atalanta draw close.

Milan have won just one of their last five league games, which was a 2-1 win over Chievo. They are winless in their previous four Serie A ties. Those include a derby loss to Inter and last week’s loss to runaway leaders Juventus. There is no shame losing to Juventus domestically, but Gattuso will want his side to bounce back quickly.

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Krzysztof Piatek has been an impactful signing, as the striker moved to Milan from Genoa in January. He has continued his excellent scoring form, and he netted against Juventus as well. The 23-year-old has scored 21 league goals this season, which has been bettered by no other Serie A player.

Lazio are in 7th place, but they are just three points behind Milan. That gap is a small one, and the side from Rome will be hopeful of making the top four at the end of the season. They have a game in hand, which further puts them in a strong position. Their form has been patchy as well, and Lazio have won just two of their last five league games. Simone Inzaghi’s side have claimed only one point out of the last six on offer.

Senad Lulic scored a last-minute equalizer last week which handed Lazio a 2-2 draw against Sassuolo. A surprise 1-0 loss to SPAL preceded that game. It is a tight race for the top four places, and it is the fourth spot which is gettable. Along with Milan and Lazio, the likes of Atalanta, Torino, and Roma are in contention as well.

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Lazio have impressed against stronger teams, and they defeated Inter Milan 1-0 a couple of weeks ago. These two sides will meet later this month when they will face off in the Coppa Italia semi-final. Aside from that game, Lazio’s schedule for the rest of the season looks favorable.

In terms of the head to head record, Milan should be the heavy favorites. At the San Siro, Milan have lost just two out of their last 30 games against Lazio. These two sides drew 1-1 earlier this season, as Joaquin Correa scored a late equalizer for Lazio. A similar result could be on the cards this time, as neither side are clear favorites.

AC Milan vs Lazio Prediction

The game should be a close one, considering what is at stake. The total goals in the match should be less than 2.5, as each side will focus defensively. Piatek will be the main man for Milan, and stopping him will be essential for Lazio.

Total Games: Under 2.5 @ 1.84 at Pinnacle Sports

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