Lazio vs Milan
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
A real buzz is expected in and around Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday evening when in-form rivals Lazio and Milan are set to take on each other in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semis. Both sides will head into the game in high spirits and off the back of impressive winning streaks.
The one of Milan’s stretches out to five consecutive fixtures across competitions and it has seen Rossoneri keep clean sheets in all of contest during the process. We can thus say that Gennaro Gattuso has really managed to turn a corner since taking over Vincenzo Montella on the bench. Milan’s fans can now dream bit and even thing of the Champions League football at San Siro, particularly after Sunday’s away win over Lazio’s city rivals Roma at Olimpico.
Rossoneri are now only seven points shy off the fourth-placed Inter who are in a terrible form at the moment and they have more than realistic chances of challenging the Champions League spot if they are to keep such impressive spell of form going. Gattuso’s men have also been doing well in other competitions as they are in the last 16 round of Europa League as well as in the semis of Coppa Italia. Can they go all the way in this competition?
Beating in-form Lazio on the road will be quite a huge challenge for Gattuso’s side, particularly now when Simone Inzaghi has his talisman Ciro Immobile back in the squad after the injury. Serie A’s top scorer left an immediate impact since making the return as he bagged four goals in Lazio’s impressive back-to-back wins over FCSB (Europa League) and Sassuolo (domestic league).
Lazio vs Milan: Head-to-head
The draw has been the most common of the outcomes in H2H matches between these two sides at Olimpico.
It happened on 10 occasions in 25 meetings in the capital.
Before the goalless draw in the first leg of this Coppa Italia semifinal, BTTS “came in” each of last three H2H ties between the two rivals.
Lazio vs Milan: Prediction
Milan have been very tough to break down lately, but can they keep the impressive defensive form going when they come face to face with league’s top scorer here?
Biancocelesti have been doing really well in this competition in the last couple of years and we see them as favourites to book their place in another Coppa Italia final in front of the home crowd in spite of Milan’s fine streak.
The man expected to make the difference is Ciro Immobile who is worth backing to find the net at 1.80 odds.
Lazio vs Milan: Bet Tips
Lazio to win @ 1.80
Ciro Immobile to score anytime @ 1.80