Lazio vs. Milan 7/4/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-04 15:45:00 EDT
Lazio is hosting Milan at Stadio Olimpico in a derby match of round 30 in Italian Serie A.
Lazio is in a good form, and they are putting good pressure on Juventus at the top of the standings. With 1 loss and 2 wins from their last three games in Serie A, Lazio is in second place in the standings with 68 points, just 4 points behind Juventus. Lazio is one of the best offensive teams in Serie A with 66 goals, while their defense is the second-best in the league with only 28 conceded goals. Lazio has been struggling on the defensive end as of late, but their offense is good enough to compensate for that. In their last Serie A game against Torino on the road, Lazio was the better team with 52% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 84% of the correct passes. After losing at the half-time, Lazio has had a fantastic second half and has won this match 1-2. Ciro Immobile is the top goal scorer in Lazio and Serie A with 29 goals, while Caicedo added 8 goals for Lazio. Luis Alberto has added 13 assists. Lulic, Leiva, and Felipe are injured and will not be in the lineup. Lazio is Juventus’s biggest competition this season, and I hope they can take the throne from them, someone should, but Lazio can’t afford another slip-up.
Milan has been solid since the restart and they haven’t lost any of their last three games, but they barely got alive from their most recent match against weak Spal a few days ago. Milan has had 71% of ball possession, 9 shots on target, massive 17 corner kicks, and 87% of the correct passes in this game, but Milan was still losing 2-0 at the half-time. Before the first half ended, Spal has conceded a red card, which certainly helped Milan is the second half. With goals in 79th and 94th minute, Milan has tied the game and it ended in a 2-2 draw. Duarte and Musacchio are both injured and will not be playing in this game. Rebic has scored 8 goals for Milan this season, while Hernandez added 5 goals. Calhanoglu has 3 assists. Milan is slowly climbing the standings and they are now in 7th place with 43 points, just 2 points away from Napoli in last Europa League spot. Milan is still struggling offensively, and they have scored only 36 goals, but their defense has been decent with only 37 conceded goals. I got to be honest, I still don’t see Milan getting to the Europa League spot because both Napoli and Roma are slightly better teamed despite their most recent losses. With a few more additions to the team before the next season, Milan will have a better chance of playing any of the European competitions soon.
Lazio’s home record this season is 12-3-0, But Milan hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games on the road. Lazio has been scoring goals, but they have also been conceding goals. Taking everything into consideration, I will pick something on goals here because this match could go either way.