AC Milan v Lazio Betting Tips & Odds – 28/01/18

AC Milan v Lazio Betting Tips & Odds – 28/01/18

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AC Milan v Lazio Betting Tips & Odds

In our AC Milan v Lazio betting preview we look at the best possible betting tips between the two sides.

Overview

This weekend’s biggest fixture in Serie A sees Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan up against the tide as they play host to Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio at the San Siro. AC Milan aren’t enjoying quite as spectacular a season as they expected, spending heavily in the summer with hopes of returning to the top of the Italian first division but falling more than just short of those weighty ambitions. A former fan favourite came in to save the club and some promising form in recent weeks is hinting that maybe he could turn out to be just what they needed. Lazio are continuing to send shockwaves around Italy with their incredible attacking performances but need to keep some much needed consistency in future weeks, as they’ve already fallen to far too many draws and defeats. These sides entertained an action-packed face off in their last meeting, with Lazio winning by a convincing 4-1 scoreline back in September.

Marco Parolo Lazio

Marco Parolo was sent off and Ciro Immobile sealed a hattrick in Lazio’s dramatic September win over AC Milan

  Milan have found their feet under Gattuso, losing just two of their last eight

You have to look behind your back when saying it, but things are finally starting to look somewhat positive for AC Milan. They started the season with hopes of even more progress under Vincenzo Montella, who’d worked wonders in pushing the club to their first piece of silverware after a five year drought and was seen as being capable of even more with the addition of some hefty financial investment. Instead, the sad truth had him relieved of his duties by the time we’d reached the end of November, with former Rossoneri midfielder Gennaro Gattuso brought in as his replacement. Many criticised the move based on the former Italian international’s appalling track record in short-lived tenures but things have started to look better over the passing weeks.

Coming into the club knowing how high the owners’ and fans’ ambitions were wasn’t reflected in Gennaro Gattuso’s first game, as his new-look side were held to a 2-2 draw with newly-promoted Benevento, who’s previously failed to pick up a single point all season and sealed their late equaliser through a goal from the goalkeeper. They then lost 2-0 to Rijeka in the Europa League but the fact that Milan had already qualified for the next round made the fixture into a dead rubber. Gattuso’s next eight games in charge have seen four wins and and a draw, losing the other two through a disappointing defeat to undervalued Atalanta and an unacceptable loss to lowly Hellas Verona. Former Liverpool winger Suso remains top scorer with five goals to his name, and Milan’s various attacking players need to make themselves known more in this second half of the season.

The Rossoneri are looking more fierce but the criticism will continue until they truly begin to dominate

League top scorer Ciro Immobile was injured in Lazio’s thrashing over Chievo

After last season’s incredible effort, Lazio have done all they can to present more of the same, currently sat at third in the table after producing fourteen wins and four draws from their twenty-one games played, with a big seven point gap holding them back from matching the tally of Juventus in the place above. There were some stumbling blocks along the way this season, arguably more than in their last attempt at the Serie A, but losing just twice in their last sixteen shows them to be as strong as in the previous term. One of those defeats came against derby rivals Roma, and the other in a devastating loss against underachieving Torino, but they’ve certainly made up for it in their unbeaten record elsewhere, including in far tougher fixtures.

Since losing to Torino midway through December, Lazio have bounced back in fine style, holding Atalanta to a draw away from home, thrashing Crotone 4-0, enjoying a goalless draw with Inter Milan, and winning their last three in games that had them scoring thirteen and conceding three. As with in Lazio’s last term, Ciro Immobile has been a key part of their incredible performances, scoring twenty goals in Serie A to stand as the division’s top scorer and the favourite for the golden boot yet again. He was injured in Lazio’s 5-1 win over Chievo Verona but went off before half-time, proving that, although he will be a big loss to this side, they can score goals even without his influence. Luis Alberto and Sergej-Milinkovic-Savic have helped out the most after Immobile, providing fourteen goals and nine assists.

Luis Alberto scored the last time Lazio played Milan and has two goals and an assist in his last three

Odds

If you want to get behind AC Milan to take a massive three points against one of Serie A’s strongest sides, they’re priced up at odds of 29/20 on BetVictor. If you could see this extremely tense encounter resulting as a draw, odds of 12/5 are available on Ladbrokes. If you’d rather back Lazio to do the double over this opponent, they’re given odds of 2/1 to win on Betway.

Recommended Bets:

Draw (best priced at 12/5 on Ladbrokes) – BET HERE

Both teams to score (Best priced at 8/13 on BetBright) – BET HERE

Luis Alberto to score anytime (Best priced at 23/10 on Betfair) – BET HERE

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