Lazio vs Milan: Match Preview, Expected Lineups, Team News

Lazio are looking to break back into the top four with a win over Scudetto hopefuls Milan, who are desperate to close the gap with league leaders Napoli.

Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch

The match between Lazio and Milan kicks off at 20.45 local time at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

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Lazio vs Milan: Recent History

Lazio have rediscovered their mojo after a slow start to 2023, which saw them drop points to both Lecce and Empoli. Maurizio Sarri’s side fought hard to pick up a 2-0 win over Sassuolo and booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia with an edgy 1-0 win over Thiago Motta’s Bologna.

The 15-point deduction handed to Juventus could give Lazio a lifeline in the fight for a top four finish, although things are tense as both Roma and Atalanta eye up that final Champions League spot.

Milan sit 12 points behind league leaders Napoli and cannot afford to drop points in Rome as they look to keep up the pressure on Luciano Spalletti’s side. They’ve drawn three of their last five league outings and are now desperate to make up for lost ground.

Last season, Lazio suffered a 2-0 loss to Milan away from home and a 2-1 loss at home, so they’ll be hungry to take revenge this campaign.

Lazio vs Milan: Team News

Sarri cannot count on talismanic striker Ciro Immobile and defender Mario Gila, both of whom are out injured. Nicolo Casale, Adam Marusic and Danilo Cataldi are all one yellow card away from suspension.

Milan are without Mike Maignan, Alessandro Florenzi, Fode Ballo-Toure and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, all of whom are unavailable through injury. Ismael Bennacer is also only a booking away from being suspended.

Expected Starting Lineups

Sarri is expected to deploy his strongest possible Lazio squad for the clash with Milan, starting regulars like Mattia Zaccagni, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Alessio Romagnoli. Pedro will fill in for Immobile in the frontline, likely playing a false nine role.

No major surprises are expected in Stefano Pioli’s Milan squad, relying on trusted players like Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud, Sandro Tonali and Theo Hernandez. Ciprian Tatarusanu, who has struggled to fill Maignan’s gloves this season, will line up in goal.

Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Lazzari, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Pedro, Zaccagni.

Milan (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.

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