AC Milan vs Lazio
2016/17 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 19 February 2017
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: San Siro, Milan.
AC Milan’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season is dealt with a severe blow with their three match losing streak at the end of January. They improved their performances in the last two fixtures by picking up a win away at Bologna followed by a 1-1 draw at Lazio.
The Rossoneri are 7th in the league table with 41 points, while Fiorentia are just behind them with 40 points.
Fiorentina are coming on the back of a 1-0 away win in their Europa League fixture on Thursday night. They won their most recent Serie A fixture against Udinese, which put them on a 2 match winning streak.
The Viola performs best under home conditions. While on the road, they are pretty inconsistent. The last 7 away games have seen them winning 3 while losing in 4.
Milan are struggling with injuries as they prepare to welcome Fiorentia on Sunday. There is a crisis in defense as Alessio Romagnoli, Mattia de Sciglio, Luca Antonelli, Rodrigo Ely and and Davide Calabria are all sidelined. In midfield, they will miss Riccardo Montolivo and Giacomo Bonaventura. Fiorentina on the other hand, have a fit squad at their disposal.
AC Milan vs Lazio: Head-to-head stats
- The reverse fixture on the current campaign at Florence was a goal-less draw.
- The teams share 2 wins and 2 draws in their last 6 meetings in Serie A.
- The away team has not scored in the last three matches.
- Five of the last seven matches between them have seen under 2.5 goals.
- Milan won the most recent home match against Fiorentina by a 2-0 margin. But they were win-less in the previous 4 with 1 draw and 3 losses.
AC Milan vs Lazio: Prediction
The injuries in AC Milan squad could play this fixture right into the hands of the visitors. Fiorentina had a decent amount of success in their recent visits to San Siro and they will be a confident bunch. If they can perform at their very best, this will be three vital away points in their bag to boost their chances of sneaking into the European qualification spot.
AC Milan vs Lazio: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw or Fiorentina at 8/11 (1.73).