Once the current slate of games is played, the Serie A will be down to just 9 rounds of football to play. That is a lot of football, so a lot may very well change in the standings over the course of the next few weeks. The pace that the league set when they returned to play is a quick one, with a lot of games wedged into a very short period of time. Injuries are going to happen, and a lot of teams are going to find it tough to maintain this pace all the way to the finish line. For the average fan, this is exciting, as it means that we could see a very tight title race in Italy. Let’s take a closer look at one of the upcoming matches so you can plan ahead your bets against their Serie A odds.
Milan Vs Lazio Game Preview
It has been that way all season, though, with Juventus and Lazio going head to head, while Inter sit off the pace and hope for some slip-ups by the teams ahead of them. For now, Juventus has a 4-point lead over Lazio, who will be looking to maintain their challenge when they host Milan at home on Saturday afternoon. Milan are looking for a European spot, so it’s all to play for this weekend in what should be an entertaining match.
Why bet on Lazio
The current situation for Lazio has to be more than a little frustrating, as they are just not seeing Juventus drop any points at the top. As it stands now, Lazio are 4 points back of the defending champions, and with time running out on the season, they really cannot afford to drop any more points if they are to bridge that gap and win the title. They maintained the pace earlier this week with a 2-1 win on the road against Torino. They were a goal down in that game, so to battle back and win is huge and should give them a boost ahead of this one. Lazio did eke out the 2-1 road win over Milan earlier this season, so they will like their chances here. At home this season, Lazio are 12-3-0, scoring 41 and conceding just 11.
Why bet on Milan
For Milan, the remainder of the season is all about trying to work their way into a Europa League spot, but they have very little room for error at the moment. They certainly helped their cause over the weekend, beating Roma, one of the teams ahead of them, 2-0 on the road. That win out them within 6 points of Roma, who have the automatic EL spot, and just 3 points back of Napoli, who have the EL Qualification Round place. This, though, is a much tougher proposition, as they have lost each of their last 2 visits to Rome to face Lazio. On the road this season, Milan are 7-1-6, scoring 19 goals and surrendering 20.
General Match Info A.C. Milan Vs SS Lazio
- When: Saturday, July 4 at 3:45 PM EST
- Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
- Milan Vs Lazio Live: ESPN
- Money Lines: A.C. Milan wins +198 / SS Lazio +135 / Draw +224
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This has been a matchup that has delivered very little in the way of goals over the past few seasons, with the last 7 games producing a grand total of just 7 goals. We can probably expect another tight one here, so look at the UNDER here.
Pick: Lazio 1 Milan 0