Lazio vs AC Milan: Preview, Prediction, Team News, & Lineups
Will Lazio win at their home in their second leg, after a goalless draw?
The Second Leg of the Coppa Italia will see the clash between Lazio and AC Milan. After their goalless draw in the first leg, each team will be looking to give their best to settle this match in their favor.
Milan have been going on without a defeat in their last six competitions. And of course, they will be looking to maintain that record. However, Lazio are struggling with their form at the moment, and they are hoping to tidy things up.
With the recent arrival of Gennaro Gattuso, for the devils, hopes have risen as they are strengthening their play and winning games. With tough competitions coming up for Milan, they must have been better.
The Eagles were under domination in the first leg, and in this second leg they won’t give up without tough competition. Lazio are currently in the third place in the Serie A table and will give up everything to win this match against AC Milan to progress into the finals.
The Semifinals won’t be better than this where after a goalless draw, both sides will aim to get that goal that would secure the match in their favor. There will not be a significant attack in this match as both the parties would be focusing on their defense and looking for a counterattack that would get them in the lead.
Considering this, it will not be a boring match, and we will get to see some beautiful football while Lazio host AC Milan in Stadio Olimpico, for the second leg of the Coppa Italia.
Lazio do not have any injury concerns that are likely to affect their match against AC Milan. The game against Sassuolo in the Serie A saw the red card of the player Adam Marušić. The Eagles are in high confidence because of their recent win and hope to do the same against while this side come face to face again in the second leg.
Other than that David Di Gennaro is also unavailable for the clash against the Devils.
Italian Right-Back Andrea Conti will be sidelined due to a long-term injury he faces. AC Milan will be without support from this talented player.
AC Milan will be expecting to have a fit team after their recent win against Roma will boost their confidence.
The previous match between these two sides was the Europa League’s first Leg. The match ended with a goalless draw which will be the reason for the electrifying second leg game.
The last five matches between these two sides saw Milan winning two games, Lazio winning one and the remaining two ending in a stalemate. The Coppa Italia’s first leg was the only goalless draw in the last five games these sides collided. Overall, a plethora of goals have been scored in most of the games these sides have been a part.
AC Milan seems to be the favorite, considering their impressive record against Lazio.
Players To Watch
The Serie A leading goal scorer, Ciro Immobile will be the key player for the Eagles. Immobile has now 23 goals in this season for the club. He is a dangerous player with speed and strength his greatest abilities.
With him playing, teammates would be distributing the ball to him at every opportunity so that he can create goals with it. The talented Italian forward also has 8 Assists to his name.
Suso will be in highlights for AC Milan in this match against Lazio. With six goals and four assists in the Serie A, he will be dominating the play with his fantastic style of play.
The player will be the cause of trouble for the Eagles, as they will strengthen their defense to prevent this player from getting a shot at goal.
Lazio vs AC Milan Line Up (Predicted XI)
Lazio Line Up (3-5-1-1 ):
GK: T. Strakosha
DEF: Radu (LB), Felipe (CB), Wallace (RB)
MID: J. Lukaku (LM), Milinkovic Savic (LCM), Lucas (CM), A. Murgia (RCM), A. Marusic (RM), F. Anderson (CAM)
AC Milan Line Up (4-3-3 )
GK: G. Donnarumma
DEF: Rodriguez (LB), Romagnoli (LCB), Bonucii (RCB), Calabria (RB)
MID: G. Bonaventura (LM), L. Biglia (CM), F. Kessie (RM)
Lazio vs AC Milan Prediction
With the previous leg being ended on a goalless draw, we can undoubtedly expect goals in the second leg as both the sides are confident after their recent Serie A win. One team will be giving their all to progress to the finals, and it sure is going to be an entertaining fixture.
We predict a win for AC Milan.
Our Prediction: a 2-1 win for Lazio.