With both teams having made unbeaten starts to the new Serie A campaign, Lazio’s clash with AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday is perhaps the biggest game of the season in Italy so far. Having invested heavily over the summer, the visitors will be looking to add to their two wins to date, however Simone Inzaghi’s side will be doing their upmost to defeat their rivals.
Lazio vs AC Milan
Italian Serie A – Stadio Olimpico, Rome – Sunday 10th September – 14:00 UK Time
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Both teams claimed narrow victories before the international break and the side that returns to domestic action the best will undoubtedly have a better chance of claiming all three points this weekend. With some of Serie A’s best players set to take to the field in Rome, both fans and pundits alike could well be in for a treat come kick-off time. For those interested in placing a bet on this fixture, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, as well as some possible outcomes.
Lazio Team News & Form
Goals from Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic helped Lazio to a win at Chievo last time around, a significant improvement upon their performance during a goalless draw with SPAL on the opening weekend of the campaign. Inzaghi’s finished fifth in the standings last season and are hoping to compete for a place in the Champions League come the end of the campaign. However, having lost key players including Keita Balde, Lucas Biglia and Wesley Hoedt over the summer, the Rome-based club are perhaps unsurprisingly taking some time to find their feet this time around. The experience of former Liverpool man Lucas Leiva in midfield could prove to be vital, however the pressure is Immobile and new signing Felipe Caicedo to start hitting the back of the net on a regular basis. Having scored just two goals so far this season, the duo need to do so sooner rather than later.
AC Milan Team News & Form
AC Milan were one of Europe’s biggest spenders over the summer, with their new arrivals having helped the famous club to two wins from two at the start of the campaign. Despite the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva and Franck Kessié having headed to the San Siro over recent weeks, it is youngster Patrick Cutrone who has perhaps had the biggest impact at the San Siro so far, with the 19-year-old scoring in both of their Serie A wins to date. The youngster will do well to keep his place against Lazio however, with both Silva and Nikola Kalinic pushing for starts. Meanwhile, Biglia could well face off against his old club this weekend. Boss Vincenzo Montella has several key decisions to make, however with his team having scored five goals already, Milan are certainly a team on the up.
Head to Head
AC Milan have generally gotten the better of Lazio over the years, winning 15 of their 34 meetings in recent times. Montella’s men took four points off Lazio last season, including a 2-0 success at the San Siro.
Betting Odds and Predictions
Given their status at the home team, it is Lazio that are the favourites for victory with the majority of bookmakers, with best odds of 29/20 found at William Hill. Elsewhere, backing both teams to score could well be a worthwhile market to consider, with Ladbrokes offering odds of 8/13 here.
Top Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to back the ‘Draw or AC Milan’ market at Ladbrokes, which is available at odds of 4/7.