Defending a rare sequence of four matches without losing, Milan makes this Sunday, January 28, the classic against Lazio. At the San Siro stadium in Milan, the game is part of the twenty-second round of the Italian Championship 2017/2018 edition. The beginning is scheduled for 15h (Brasília time).
Milan’s recent performance
At the height of his crisis of the season, Rubro-negro managed to eliminate Internazionale, their biggest rival, of the Glass of Italy. After a goalless draw in regular time, he made it 1-0 in extra time to give him a boost of self-esteem for his squad that resulted in seven of nine points in the following Italian Championship games.
Thus, Milan reached 31 points (nine wins, four draws and eight losses) in Serie A returning to dream of a place in European tournaments, an objective that was much more distant before this reaction. The rubro-negros are in seventh place, the first one outside the classification zone. The distance to Sampdoria, sixth place, however, was reduced to three points.
Of course, it is still less than the supporter expected after the large spending on hirings made since a group of Chinese investors bought the club the previous season. The hopes of a title follow in both the Italian Cup, where the team will have just Lazio ahead in the quarterfinals, as in the Europa League, where the next rival will be the Ludogorets, Bulgaria.
However, the classification for continental tournaments in the Italian Championship is not only a kind of ‘plan B’ if the victories do not arrive in the other competitions, but an obligation after so many investments. Even if the direction has not announced the coach chosen to replace the dismissed Vicenzo Montella. Gatus patted the boat.
For the classic, he will have all his main players at his disposal. In the medical department are only athletes who are not used frequently. They are reserve goalkeeper Marco Storari (without performances in the 2017/2018 season of the Italian Championships), defender Andre Conti (two games without a goal) and midfielder Jose Mauri (a game without a goal).
The current form of Lazio
The Roman team has a number of positive results even greater. On Wednesday, January 24, with a 3-0 win against Udinese, she reached eight matches (six wins and two draws).
With their success in the game that had been postponed due to bad weather in the third round, Lazio rose to 46 points (14 wins, four draws and three losses) by sealing themselves in third place in the Italian Serie A.
It is in the direct qualifying block for the group stage of the Champions League Europe next season. However, he can not rule out the title fight yet. The difference for Napoli, leader, was eight points at the start of the twenty-second round.
The great expectation for the classic is in relation to the presence of the scorer Ciro Immobille (20 games, 20 goals). A thigh injury prevented him from participating in the game against Udinese. New assessment will say whether there has been sufficient improvement to be released to work in Milan.
Also in the infirmary defender Mauricio (a game, no goal) and striker David di Gennaro (a game, no goal).
History of the matches Milan vs Lazio
Lazio applied a 4-1 defeat at Milan in play for the first round of the Italian season 2017/2018 season.
Despite having achieved better results in recent games, the quality of football presented by Milan did not improve significantly. Lazio has been far superior and therefore is the best guessing option for the classic. Has a price of 2.90 in Bet365. Draw shows return of 3.30 and red-black success yields 2.37 per 1. Quotes were in effect at 15:21 on 1/25/2018.