AC Milan vs Lazio Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News 1

AC Milan vs Lazio
Coppa Italia, Italy
Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 GMT
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy

Not only competing for top four place, AC Milan and Lazio are set to battle it out again in Coppa Italia. After a goalless draw in the first leg, Rossoneri are keen on finishing things off at San Siro this Wednesday.

AC Milan vs Lazio Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this midweek Coppa Italia semifinal second leg encounter.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting a precious victory.

AC Milan

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Reina(g);Calabria, Mussachio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez(def);Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta(mid);Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu(att).

Lazio

Expected Formation: 3-5-2

Probable Lineups: Strakosha(g);Patric, Felipe, Acerbi(def);Romulo, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas, Alberto, Lulic (mid);Immobile, Caicedo(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Saturday’s Premier League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

AC Milan

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LDLWD

Rossoneri still struggling to regain their form earlier this year as they have been pretty poor of late. Milan only able to win one game, lose two and drew two out of their last five games.

Gennaro Gattuso’s side recent drop of form putting them in trouble as their fourth place seat is getting shaky. I Diavolo Rosso are hoping that a Coppa win will energize them once again.

Lazio

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LDLWL

Biancocelesti’s form themselves have been equally poor in recent matches. Simone Inzaghi’s men winning only one match, losing three and drawing one from their last five.

Their latest league fixture also ended in a disappointing 2-1 defeat against an already relegated Chievo side. Inzaghi will be hoping that they can kick start things over with a win over Milan.

Team News

AC Milan

Rossoneri are starting to recover their injured players, with Giacomo Bonaventura the only one absent. Lucas Paqueta could get a nod to start after only sitting on the bench against Parma.

Davide Calabria also set to start after being left out instead of Andrea Conti this past weekend. Up front, Milan set to count on Suso, Piatek and Calhanoglu’s combination.

Lazio

Stefan Radu won’t be available for Bianconeri this midweek due to his suspension. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will also play as he will be suspended in their next Serie A fixture.

Ciro Immobile also set to lead the line up front for Lazio with Caicedo partnering him. Francesco Acerbi could attract attention after his recent situation with some of Milan players.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been edged by Milan with one win and four draws.

Rossoneri have mostly won the meeting against Bianconeri especially at San Siro, but they’ve been sharing more draws in recent matchups.

Match Prediction

Despite their focus in getting that top four place, Milan are also keen on beating Lazio this midweek. Considering their recent poor form, Gattuso is hoping that another victory against Biancocelesti can improve his players’ confidence.

The same mindset is also on Inzaghi’s mind as he is keen on getting his team back on track. This tie could turn into another tight battle, unless Milan able to get themselves going again.

Final Score: 1-0

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