Serie A: Lazio vs. AC MilanPublished November 1, 2015 by Florin P
Lazio tries to defend flawless home record against former champions (7:45 p.m UK Time)
Lazio is the fastest rising team in the Italian first division, winning four games this month, including consecutive victories in Europa League. If they prevail once again at home against AC Milan, they will briefly lead Serie A but they will have their work cut out for them.
Five Home Wins in as Many Rounds
Lazio is the only team in Serie A not to lose any points at home this season, with five consecutive victories but this is by far the most difficult match. Over the weekend, they managed to defeat Torino and scored three unanswered goals, following the breathtaking Europa League fixture.
The hosts had a man sent off in the first minutes of the game, but even so took the lead early on and then extended it by scoring two more goals. This time they were at full strength and with no more players injured, manager Pioli can feature an offensive starting formation with two strikers. Interesting enough, the most prolific scorer is a midfielder and Anderson will feature in the first 11 against AC Milan.
Struggling Giants Return to Fitness
AC Milan has dropped plenty of points early on and that is why they are still struggling at the middle of the standings, but they are clearly advancing in the right direction. Mihajlovic had a hard time changing the entire structure of the team, but he managed to turn the squad into a more competitive side.
Over the weekend, they defeated Sassuolo by 2-1 in a difficult match that could’ve gone either way. AC Milan is still struggling defensively and the inability to keep clean sheets even against weaker opponents is the biggest threat ahead of this fixture. Lazio are not going to hold back and they will exercise constant pressure on their backline so punters should consider backing the home side at even odds with bet365.