Lazio vs AC Milan Prediction: Serie A Match on 24.01.2023

Lazio vs AC Milan Prediction: Serie A Match on 24.01.2023

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It will be second versus fourth in Serie A when second-placed AC Milan travel to the Stadio Olimpico to face Lazio on Tuesday at 19:45 GMT.

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Milan will be looking to return to winning form after two consecutive draws in Serie A have seen them lose ground to league leaders; they now trail them by 9 points.

Lazio will be looking to cut the gap between them and Milan to 1 point as they seek to solidify their position in the top four. 

Key Highlights

Lazio’s Top-Four Charge

Maurizio Sarri’s men have maintained a steady run of form in Serie A to retain their chances of a top-four spot. They are currently 3rd on the table, level on points with 5th-placed Atalanta and 6th-placed Roma.

A win against Milan will be a crucial message of intent to rivals and boost the confidence of Sarri’s charges as they look to retain their top-four position and put pressure on the teams above them.

Lazio will also pull Milan into a top-four scrap because the gap to the Rossoneri will drop to a solitary point if they win at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday. 

Milan’s Post-World Cup Form

Stefano Pioli’s men have drawn twice in their last two Serie A assignments. The Scudetto defending champions have also been knocked out of the Coppa Italia at home to Torino (0-1) and lost the Supercoppa Italiana final to Inter (0-3).

Their form in the league has seen leaders Napoli pull away at the top and extend their gap to 9 points after 18 rounds of fixtures. Pioli will be looking for his side to bounce back immediately and start winning consistently to put pressure on Napoli. 

The clash away at Lazio will present the best chance for the Rossoneri to underline their credentials and intent to hunt down Napoli in the second half of the season.

Injury Report


Maurizio Sarri will miss the services of center-back Mario Gila for the clash with the Rossoneri on Tuesday. The 22-year-old defender has been nursing a foot injury since January 2nd and has missed 4 fixtures for Lazio.

Lazio will also be unable to call upon the services of center-forward Ciro Immobile. The 32-year-old Italian international is recovering from a hamstring injury suffered on January 15th; he is expected to be back fit in the first week of February.

Winger Luka Romero is expected to be available for selection after suspension.

AC Milan

Stefan Pioli will be without center-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic because he underwent knee surgery. Right-back Alessandro Florenzi is also unavailable for selection due to a hamstring injury.

The Rossoneri will also be without goalkeeper Mike Maignan (disrupted calf muscle), left-back Fodé Ballo-Touré (acromioclavicular separation), and central midfielder Rade Krunic (muscular fatigue).

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Possible Lineups


L. Maximiano; M. Lazzari, Patric, A. Ramagnoli, E. Hysaj; S. Milinkovic-Savic, D. Cataldi, L. Alberto; Pedro, F. Anderson, M. Zaccagni

AC Milan

C. Tatrusanu; D. Calabria, S. Kjaer, F. Tomori, T. Hernandez; S. Tonali, I. Bennacer; J. Messias, B. Diaz, R. Leao; O. Giroud


Lazio will look to employ a high-tempo and pressing game plan against AC Milan. They will deny them space for passing and pressure their midfield to surrender possession, and allow Lazio to pose an attacking threat. 

Stefan Pioli and his charges will look to impose their quality and experience on Lazio as they seek to turn their form around, enhance their consistency, and put pressure on Napoli at the top.

Given both teams’ quality and form, this match will likely end in a draw. Shared points will not help either side and invite pressure from the chasing pack in the fight for the Serie A top four.  

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