Fourth and fifth meet in Serie A this weekend, as Lazio host Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Neither team looks capable of catching runaway leaders Juventus, but these two are locked in a battle for the Champions League places.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico – 25 November, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Lazio vs. Milan: Eleven Sports, William Hill live streaming
Last time: The teams last met in the Coppa Italia last season, with Milan winning on penalties after two goalless draws.
Lazio v Milan Predictions and Preview
Whether they can be classed as sleeping giants or not, two big clubs could serve up an entertaining fare in Sunday’s evening kick-off. Despite that pair of 0-0 draws in the Coppa Italia, there are usually goals between these two teams, with eight in their two Serie A clashes last term.
Milan travel to the Italian capital on the back of a 2-0 defeat at home to Juve just before the international break, their first loss in Serie A since going down 1-0 against Inter in October. Gennaro Gattuso’s side have fallen to three defeats this term, which is actually one fewer than Lazio.
The Biancocelesti are a point ahead of the Rossoneri though, and start this game as the favourites in the betting. Simone Inzaghi’s side are 43/50, while the visitors are 15/4. Both league games between the sides last season saw a home win, with Lazio recording the more impressive victory thanks to a 4-1 triumph in Rome.
|Lazio to be leading after 30 minutes||12/05||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||21/4||Offer|
Milan are a stronger proposition than last term, but they’ve still conceded 16 goals in their first 12 matches. A poor defensive display in this one could see the goals fly in, with an over 4.5 goals bet priced at 21/4.
With the teams so close in Serie A, and after two draws in their most recent meetings, this game is 3/1 to end all square. It’s hard to see it ending goalless though, with a score draw priced at 15/4.
The home team could welcome back Felipe Caicedo, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Lucas Leiva, which would be a major boost for Inzaghi’s options. Gattuso meanwhile is without Gonzalo Higuain after his red card against Juve, which is a major blow.
One to watch for Lazio: Ciro Immobile has been in fine form in Serie once again this season, netting eight goals already. He is 15/4 to score the first goal on Sunday.
One to watch for Milan: With Higuain out, there’s more pressure on Suso to deliver the goods for the visitors. He has four goals and eight league assists so far, and is 21/2 to score first.
Long shot: Immobile bagged a hat-trick in this fixture last season, and the Italy international is available at 22/1 to repeat the trick this weekend.