AC Milan and Lazio Meet in the Highlight of Serie a RoundPublished September 10, 2017 by Florin P
Something’s got to give when undefeated AC Milan and Lazio meet on Stadio Olimpico in Rome (2:00 p.m UK Time).
AC Milan has made some smart investments in players during the season break and they are now paying dividends. The young players brought up front are scoring goals both at home and on the road, which has propelled the team to the top of the Seria A. To consolidate his position, they need to defeat Lazio on the road, a not so easy task given their opponents’ resilience.
Impeccable Defense Wins Games for AC Milan
Italian teams are famous for their ability to defend narrow margin leads and AC Milan is the epitome of excellent defending. They managed to keep clean sheets in three consecutive games, all of them won in convincing fashion despite the narrow margin. Even though Cagliari managed to score against them at San Siro, the overall defensive performance was remarkable in that matched as well.
Against Lazio, the need to be extra careful because the home side has a good record in derbies and matches played against top opponents. The key to defeat them is to defend accurately and score on the counterattack, where Lazio is the most vulnerable. The new additions to the AC Milan roster have added more speed and stamina to the offensive compartment.
Defeat is Looming for Lazio
After losing four games in a row, Lazio won five matches and is now scrapping points by securing narrow margin victories. In all these recent matches, they struggled to keep clean sheets and opponents have plenty of opportunities to tie the score. The fans are happy with the result, but the team is not playing too well and it looks like it’s only a matter of time until they will be defeated.
Risk-averse punters who don’t want to bet on AC Milan to win on the road can take the double chance wager with bet365 Sports. The bookmaker offers excellent odds of 3/5 for this outcome and given the extraordinary way the visitors defend recently, it is most unlikely that they will lose the fixture.