In the 19th round of the Italian championship in Rome, a face-off between Lazio and AC Milan will take place.
In the last week, the Romans have won two victories. In the Italian league they beat Sassuolo 2-0. After that, Maurizio Sarri’s side knocked Bologna out of the cup (1-0). Thus, Lazio have not lost three games in a row. Another draw against Empoli (2-2) in the Serie A last season.
At home Lazio is playing quite well and has three wins in six appearances with only one defeat, but from Salernitana (1:3). In the league standings, the Lazziliers are in the top 6 with 34 points. “Udinese, six points behind them, are in no danger.
The Rossoneri have a difficult week behind them. After their 2-2 draw with Roma in the league, the visitors continued to lose points. Their unbeaten streak now stands at four games.
“Milan got eliminated from the Italian Cup, losing in extra time to Torino (0:1 DV). After that it was a draw with Lecce in the championship (2-2). Four days later, AC Milan lost the Italian Super Cup to Inter. The derby ended in a 0-3 defeat.
In the meantime, the Milanese are in second place in the table with 38 points. The gap from the leader is 12 points, so the “citizens” need to focus on their opponents at the back, who are very close. They are Roma, Inter and Atalanta.
Mike Magnan, Alessandro Florenzi and Rade Krunic will not help Milan in this meeting, nor will Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Lazio has been playing solid defense of late, given that the Romans have previously conceded two goals apiece from the middles. At home, they score the bulk of the points, while Milan have failed to win in three of their four Serie A outings.
Milan didn’t score against Torino, it didn’t score against Inter. It’s possible that Lazio won’t score either.