Milan v Lazio Matchday 30 – Serie A Odds & Picks
The spotlight for Serie A will be on Stadio Olimpico Saturday as AC Milan travel south to the capital city and face SS Lazio in a battle of top seven teams in the table. Milan had to rally mid-week to avoid an embarrassing road loss against 19-place SPAL while Lazio aim to keep the pressure on first-place Juventus with nine games remaining. Let’s take a closer at how each of these teams arrive to this Milan v Lazio affair so you can make your bets against their Serie A odds.
Milan v Lazio Betting Preview
The first matchup between these teams resulted in 2-1 road win for Lazio at San Siro. Ciro Immobile scored the opener in the 25th minute for Lazio and an own goal three minutes later tied the match. Joaquin Correa netted the winner in the 83rd minute back on November 3.
AC Milan Betting Preview: Ride the Momentum
I Rosssoneri beat Roma last week and seemed to be headed in the right direction, especially as Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned from injury Wednesday. Milan fell 2-0 down on the road to 19th-place SPAL and it looked like they would be headed back down the table. But then SPAL, well, collapsed with a red card in the 43rd minute and after Rafael Leao scored for Milan, SPAL scored an own goal to tie the game in the fourth minute of added time.
Ante Rebic leads the team with nine goals while Samu Castillejo has a team-best four assists. Krzysztof Piatek has scored three of his five goals from the penalty spot and the healed Ibrahimovic has four goals and one assist in 12 games. Twenty-year old keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has 11 clean sheets in 30 starts this season and has allowed just 36 goals.
SS Lazio Betting Preview: Pressure Juventus
I Biancocelesti have bounced back from a 3-2 loss at Atalanta in the restart return to beat Fiorentina and Torino 2-1 and are back to four points behind Juventus. Serie A’s leading scorer, Ciro Immobile scored in the 48th minute to tie Torino Tuesday and captain Marco Parolo got the winner in the 72nd minute. Technically Thomas Strakosha didn’t even face a shot on goal as the Torino score came on a penalty kick.
Immobile has 32 total goals, 29 in league games which is five more than Cristiano Ronaldo. He is 12-for-14 from the spot overall and teammate Luis Alberto has 16 assists while both Felipe Caicedo and Correa have eight goals. Strakosha has made 35 of the 38 starts in goal with 37 goals allowed, nine clean sheets and 23 wins.
AC Milan v. SS Lazio Betting Lines
- Money Lines: Lazio to win +133 / Milan to win +199 / Draw +225
- Over/Under 2.5 goals: Over -105, Under -125
Lazio have not lost at home in league play this season picking up 12 wins and three draws with their only Stadio Olimpico setback coming in the Europa League against Celtic. Not only that but they have the most goals (41) and best goal differential (+30) at home in Serie A. Milan have been outscored overall this season 37-36 so Lazio have more home goals in league play than Milan have on the entire season, expect that to lead to the hosts getting all three points.
MyBookie Free Pick: Lazio to win +133