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Lazio and Milan likely to dish up high-scoring draw

Lazio vs AC Milan - 24/01/2023

23/01/23
Lazio and Milan likely to dish up high-scoring draw
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Matchday 19 of the 2022-23 Italian Serie A season concludes on Tuesday night, with Lazio hosting Milan at the Stadio Olimpico.

With 18 games in the books, Milan sit second in the table – one point clear of Inter and Roma but 12 points behind high-flying Napoli.

Meanwhile, Lazio find themselves sixth – six points clear of Udinese and four points shy of Milan. Can the club from the capital close the gap on Tuesday?

Lazio have recorded two wins, one draw and one loss since the World Cup, meaning they head into Tuesday’s clash on a two-match winning streak.

After losing 2-1 to Lecce, the Eagles drew 2-2 with Empoli before beating Sassuolo 2-0. Last time out, they claimed a 1-0 victory over Bologna to book their place in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.

In Serie A, Lazio have won 10 of their 18 games this season – registering four draws and four losses along the way.

Having lost just one of their previous six home games in the league, the Eagles will be confident of avoiding defeat when Milan come to town.

As for Milan, they have recorded one win, two draws and two losses since the World Cup – and they come into this clash on a four-game winless run.

Following a 2-1 victory over Salernitana, Stefano Pioli’s side registered back-to-back 2-2 draws with Roma and Lecce in the league.

It is also worth noting that Milan were knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Torino before suffering a 3-0 defeat to arch-rivals Inter in the Suppercopa Italiana last time out.

Still, let’s not forget that Milan have lost just two of their 18 Serie A matches this season and have avoided defeat in each of their previous six.

Head-to-head: Milan did the league double over Lazio last season, winning 2-0 at the San Siro before winning 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.

Five of the past six Serie A meetings between Lazio and Milan have produced over 2.5 goals, meaning Tuesday’s clash is likely to be a high-scoring affair.

Team news: Lazio will be without Ciro Immobile for the foreseeable future as the key striker continues to recover from a thigh strain.

Milan’s lengthy injury list contains Mike Maignan, Alessandro Florenzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Fode Ballo-Toure and Rade Krunic.

Milan are unbeaten in six Serie A outings, while Lazio have lost just one of their past six league games at home.

With that in mind, Forebet predicts that Lazio and Milan will share the points on Tuesday – with both sides expected to score over 1.5 goals.

Home team
Away team
Probability %
1X2
Forebet
Correct score
Avg. goals
Weather conditions
Odds
Score
Live
odds
It1
194734
X
2 - 2
3.06
3.40
3.30 3.40 2.20 no no no
FT
4 - 0(2 - 0)
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- - -

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Serie A
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1
SSC Napoli 56 21 18 2 1 51 15 36
2
Inter Milano 43 21 14 1 6 41 26 15
3
AS Roma 40 21 12 4 5 28 18 10
4
Lazio 38 20 11 5 4 36 16 20
5
AC Milan 38 21 11 5 5 37 30 7
6
Atalanta Bergamo 38 21 11 5 5 39 24 15
7
Torino FC 30 21 8 6 7 22 22 0
8
Bologna FC 29 21 8 5 8 28 31 -3
9
Udinese Calcio 29 21 7 8 6 28 23 5
10
Empoli FC 26 21 6 8 7 19 26 -7
11
Monza 25 20 7 4 9 25 28 -3
12
Fiorentina 24 21 6 6 9 23 28 -5
13
Juventus FC 23 20 11 5 4 30 17 13
14
Sassuolo Calcio 23 21 6 5 10 24 31 -7
15
US Lecce 23 21 5 8 8 21 24 -3
16
Salernitana 21 20 5 6 9 25 38 -13
17
Spezia Calcio 18 21 4 6 11 17 35 -18
18
Hellas Verona 13 20 3 4 13 18 32 -14
19
Sampdoria 9 20 2 3 15 8 34 -26
20
Cremonese 8 21 0 8 13 15 37 -22

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