After 12 rounds of Serie A, both Lazio and AC Milan are among the top 5 teams. And the difference in the points is just one point in Lazio favor. So, in order to stay above AC Milan, they mustn’t lose the Sunday’s match at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Can they do it? Find out in the Lazio vs AC Milan match prediction and betting tips!
Juventus are at the top of Serie A table with 11 wins and only one draw after 12 rounds. And it seems no one will be able to catch up with them. But, there’s still a lot of incentives out there. For Lazio, getting among top 4 teams is a priority for this season, as that would mean booking a spot in the Champions League. This is something that they barely missed the last time.
And one of their biggest rivals for the battle for the Champions League is AC Milan, the team they play against on Sunday. Beating them is in Lazio’s plans, but even a draw would suit them fine. And considering how well they have been playing lately, they are the favorites here.
Speaking of Lazio’s form, we got to say that this team has won 7 out of 10 previous Serie A matches. What’s gotta worry them is that they weren’t too impressive in matches against teams from the top of the table. In fact, they already lost to Napoli, Juventus, Internazionale, and Roma.
On the bright side, Lazio have almost no injury problems. Plus, their players got some rest last week, so they are now 100% fit and ready for the game with AC Milan.
Milan are traveling to Rome, not too confident they are gonna have a nice time in the capital. The thing is that they are struggling with injuries, plus, their best player, Gonzalo Higuain, is gonna miss the match due to a suspension. He got a red card in the match with Juventus, which his team lost at home 2:0.
Another reason why the chances of the Rossoneri don’t seem very good is that their away form hasn’t been too impressive. They won only two games out of possible six and those two were against Udinese and Sassuolo, two teams that are much weaker than Lazio.
Furthermore, AC Milan have a pretty bad record with Lazio in matches played in Rome. In fact, they won only one Serie A game at the Olimpico since 2009.
- Lucas Leiva (doubtful)
- Felipe Caicedo (doubtful)
- Gonzalo Higuain (red card)
- Ivan Strinic (heart problems)
- Lucas Biglia (injury)
- Mateo Musacchio (injury)
- Alessio Romagnoli (injury)
- Mattia Caldara (injury)
- Giacomo Bonaventura (doubtful)
Strakosha – Acerbi, Radu, Wallace – Cataldi, Parolo, Milinkovic-Savic, Correa, Lulic – Luiz Alberto, Immobile
Donnarumma – Zapata, Bakayoko, Calabria, Rodriguez – Kessie, Samu Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Laxalt – Suso, Cutrone
Lazio vs AC Milan Match Prediction
Lazio are huge favorites in my eyes and I think they will win this easily. They have a great team that could beat AC Milan even if Rossoneri had no problems with injuries. But they do, they’re without a number of first-team players. For example, they will be without three central defenders, so one of their defensive midfielders will have to play that role.
And of course, the biggest problem is the absence of Higuain, who’s their top scorer. Without him in the team, I doubt they can score at the Olimpico.
Lazio vs AC Milan Betting Tips
- Lazio @1.85 (bet365)
- Lazio AH -1.5 @3.30 (Unibet)