Lazio can take a huge leap forward in the race for a top four finish with a win over Stefano Pioli’s Milan.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Lazio and Sassuolo kicks off at 13:00 local time on Saturday 6th May at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan.
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Milan vs Lazio: Recent History
Milan were a confusing team last month, impressively beating Napoli 4-0 before picking up back-to-back draws against Empoli and Bologna. They returned to winning ways against Lecce, before suffering consecutive draws again to Roma and Cremonese, leaving them 6th in the Serie A table with 58 points.
In Europe, however, Milan have found more success and have qualified for the Champions League semi-finals. They will face intercity rivals Inter in the first leg next week, something that’ll undoubtedly be in the back of their minds.
Lazio’s April was comparatively inconsistent. Maurizio Sarri’s side started the month with wins over Monza, Juventus and Spezia, but then suffered back-to-back losses to Torino and Inter, defeats that kept them in the thick of the top four race. The Biancocelesti’s mid-week outing was an important 2-0 win over Sassuolo, helping restore a little momentum.
The Roman outfit sit six points ahead of the Rossoneri, so a win in this game would have serious ramifications for the top four race.
Milan vs Lazio: Team News
Milan are without Tommaso Pobega and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, both of whom are out injured. The rest of the squad is available to Pioli.
Lazio cannot count on the injured Danilo Cataldi and Matias Vecino, limiting Sarri’s options in the midfield.
Expected Starting Lineups
Pioli is set to make a number of changes to his Milan starting lineup compared to the 1-1 draw with Cremonese in the mid-week, taking out players like Malick Thiaw, Astor Vranckx and Fodo Ballo-Toure to replace them with Fikayo Tomori, Rade Krunic and Theo Hernandez.
For Sarri, no major surprises are expected, although Marcos Antonio seems set to start after impressing in the win over Sassuolo, finally starting to show his potential in the Italian capital.
Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Krunic; Saelemaekers, Bennacer, Leao; Giroud.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Hysaj, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Marcos Antonio, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.