Serie A matchday seven begins on Saturday and runs through Monday, but arguably the most intriguing fixture of the lot will see AC Milan play host to rivals Lazio at San Siro. The kick-off is scheduled for 12 PM ET. Milan is currently tied for first place with Inter and continues to play solid football. Lazio on the other hand sits in 11th and desperately needs a positive result here. Keep reading for the match preview.
Serie A: AC Milan vs Lazio Betting Preview
- AC Milan and Lazio clash Saturday
- The hosts are a big favorite
- Keep reading for the match preview
Last term, both clubs grabbed a win apiece in their two meetings, but overall, Milan has won six of the last eight against Lazio dating back to July of 2020. In those six defeats, Lazio has hit the back of the net just three times. Not exactly a great sign ahead of such an important game.
AC Milan in good form
So far, Milan is looking rather solid and remains in the title race, although it’s still extremely early. The Rossoneri have a 5-0-1 record, with their only defeat actually coming to Inter in the derby. Unfortunately, that was an embarrassing performance, losing 5-1. Since then, Stefano Pioli’s men haven’t lost in three outings, settling for a scoreless draw in the Champions League against Newcastle while beating Verona and most recently, Cagliari on Wednesday, 3-1.
Milan went down early in the first half but quickly responded, with Noah Okafor equalizing in the 40th minute. Fikayo Tomori put his side ahead just before halftime and then Ruben Loftus-Cheek rattled the back of the net with an absolute stunner in the second half. Milan put their attacking prowess on full display.
Although Cagliari had just as many chances, the Rossoneri had 67% of the ball and had nearly double the amount of passes. It will be a very quick turnaround here with just two full days of rest before Lazio comes to the San Siro, but that hasn’t hurt their odds. Milan is a big -133 favorite to grab the three points at 888sport.
Lazio needs a win badly
Sure, they’re in the Champions League, but Lazio is off to an atrocious domestically. Through six games, the Eagles have a 2-1-3 record, scoring a mere seven goals and conceding eight. They’re simply not clinical in the final third right now. Maurizio Sarri’s side started off the season with two straight defeats and ended up beating title-holders Napoli on matchday 3. They followed that win up with a loss to Juventus and two draws before finally getting back on track Wednesday.
Lazio secured the full points in a 2-0 victory over Torino, with Mattia Zaccagni and Matias Vecino producing the goods in front of goal. Although there were limited chances, the hosts capitalized off their minimal opportunities. That was a good sign. Not all is lost quite yet by any means for Lazio, with just five points separating them in 11th and Napoli in fifth. If they can make a bit of a run here, getting back into the top six is very much a reality.
Having already taken down the Scudetto holders, Sarri will have his squad dripping with confidence that another three points can be taken back home against Milan on Saturday. Both teams are short on rest and will need to regroup rather quickly. This could really go either way, but Lazio is a clear underdog at basically all online soccer betting sites.