Serie A leaders Milan welcome Lazio in the pick of the fixtures on Matchday 14. The Rossoneri have wobbled in recent weeks but still retain top spot ahead of the winter break and, ultimately, would be delighted if they achieved their chief objective of reaching the Champions League. Simone Inzaghi’s troops are ninth and have similar aspirations.
Where and when: San Siro, Milan – 23 December, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Milan vs. Lazio: Premier Sports 1
Last time: The Rossoneri beat Lazio 3-0 thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hakan Calhanoglu and Ante Rebic.
Milan v Lazio Predictions and Preview
Stefano Pioli shuffled his pack in midweek for the encounter with Genoa. Diogo Dalot, Rafael Leao, Samu Castillejo, Sandro Tonali and Pierre Kalulu all started in Liguria as the Rossoneri battled for a share of the spoils.
Theo Hernandez will come straight back in and the 23-year-old’s exploits have caught the eye of PSG. The left-back was very candid about his time at Real Madrid but is destined to compete for major honours on a yearly basis and Milan will hope he can realise this ambition with them.
Hernandez has three goals and four assists to his name from 15 appearances and is 9/2 to strike anytime. The returning Ibrahimovic is 13/5 to open proceedings and is incredibly still the joint top scorer in the division despite missing the last month of action.
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|Draw and both teams to score||13/4||Offer|
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The forward has 10 from six, in comparison, Romelu Lukaku has the same number from five more games and Cristiano Ronaldo has featured in eight clashes. Calhanoglu is 21/10 to register anytime and Jens Petter Hauge can be found at 15/8.
The starlet signed for a paltry €5 million in the summer and is knocking on the door for a more regular run in the eleven. Ismael Bennacer is still out but partner Franck Kessie is available. The powerful midfielder is 15/2 to break the deadlock and Milan are 29/20 to get the victory.
Visitors Lazio have struggled domestically, but will proudly take their place in the Champions League Round of 16. In Inzaghi’s defence, the capital club have endured torrid luck with injuries and the festive break is welcome.
Ciro Immobile, the 2019-20 European Golden Shoe winner is 19/5 to score first and has contributed 12 goals and two assists this season. The Azzurri ace will be supported by Luis Alberto and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic who are both 10/3 to bag anytime. Lazio are 15/8 to win and a stalemate is 12/5.
One to watch for Milan: Rebic will move back out wide after deputising for Ibrahimovic. The Croatian came up with some big goals last term and is 13/10 to net anytime.
One to watch for Lazio: Vedat Muriqi has only featured eight times for his new team after arriving from Fenerbahçe, but is now back to full fitness. The burly hitman will ease the burden on Immobile and is 13/2 notch last.
Long shot: Statistically, this is the worst start to a league campaign since Inzaghi took charge in 2016. The Aquile have only picked up 18 points from 12 ties and while the tactician still retains the backing of Claudio Lotito, the club’s owner will want to see a marked improvement in results. Lazio have the firepower to trouble Milan and a third successive 2-2 outcome for the Rossoneri is 12/1.