Giving an accurate Lazio v Milan prediction is never easy regardless of the state of both teams, because that’s the very nature of such derbies. Lazio seem to be going through a positive rejuvenation while Milan are so far falling short of the high expectations everyone has about them due to all their big transfers lately. So that sets it up for an intriguing fixture in the Italian Calcio.
In order to provide you with a precise and objective Lazio v Milan prediction, BetOnWins examines the history of this derby. As it turns out, Lazio have not won it for over 12 years now! That’s a major factor for this match, because in football as in life in general, balance is needed on and off the pitch. Following this train of thoughts, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see Lazio pulling out a shocker here by beating Milan. They struggled a lot in the last season and it’s about time for them to give some joy to their fans. Here are the results in the head to head matches between Lazio and AC Milan over the years:
Day Date Competition Home team Score/Time Away team
Sun 28/03/10 SEA Milan 1 – 1 Lazio
Sun 08/11/09 SEA Lazio 1 – 2 Milan
Sun 01/02/09 SEA Lazio 0 – 3 Milan
Sun 21/09/08 SEA Milan 4 – 1 Lazio
Sat 01/03/08 SEA Milan 1 – 1 Lazio
Sun 07/10/07 SEA Lazio 1 – 5 Milan
Sun 21/01/07 SEA Lazio 0 – 0 Milan
Sun 10/09/06 SEA Milan 2 – 1 Lazio
Sun 05/02/06 SEA Lazio 0 – 0 Milan
Wed 21/09/05 SEA Milan 2 – 0 Lazio
Sun 06/02/05 SEA Milan 2 – 1 Lazio
Sun 26/09/04 SEA Lazio 1 – 2 Milan
Sat 21/08/04 SUC Milan 3 – 0 Lazio
Sun 29/02/04 SEA Lazio 0 – 1 Milan
Sun 19/10/03 SEA Milan 1 – 0 Lazio
Sun 16/02/03 SEA Milan 2 – 2 Lazio
Sat 28/09/02 SEA Lazio 1 – 1 Milan
Sun 03/02/02 SEA Lazio 1 – 1 Milan
Sun 23/09/01 SEA Milan 2 – 0 Lazio
Sun 01/04/01 SEA Milan 1 – 0 Lazio
Sat 18/11/00 SEA Lazio 1 – 1 Milan
Sun 20/02/00 SEA Milan 2 – 1 Lazio
Sun 03/10/99 SEA Lazio 4 – 4 Milan
Sat 03/04/99 SEA Lazio 0 – 0 Milan
Sun 22/11/98 SEA Milan 1 – 0 Lazio
Sun 08/02/98 SEA Lazio 2 – 1 Milan
So as you can see, Lazio’s last win over Milan was back in 1998! That’s over a whole decade without a victory against the Rossoneri which is too much for the capital club and especially their fans. 25 matches have passed since that historic date without Lazio winning a single one of the them. That really makes us favor the home side in this Lazio v Milan prediction.
Of course, most folks betting online will happily lay their money on Milan tonight because of all the superstars in their team, but football has always proven time and time again that it’s the players’ commitment and fighting spirit that make the difference at the end, not their names. Lazio should have more of both tonight as they will be playing in front of their own supporters who will prove once again to be the team’s 12th man.
Here is how Milan’s coach Allegri described Lazio in his pre-match interview: “Lazio are a good team, with skilled players in midfield and up-front, boasting four great defenders as well. They are well-organised and now very enthusiastic, too, following their victory over Fiorentina last Saturday. We’ll play an open match tomorrow, meaning that there will be a lot of space for both teams. We want to play a great game.”
Another important factor for our Lazio v Milan prediction is the current form of both teams and that also makes us favor the Roman Eagles. Lazio made a stunning comeback against Fiorentina in the previous round, and in the previous match enjoyed an impressive 3-1 victory against Bologna. So they are in really good form right now. Meanwhile, Milan have been going through a struggle. They lost 2-0 against newcomers Cesena and followed that defeat with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Catania. They didn’t look good in both games and need an equalizer from soon-to-be-retired Pippo Inzaghi to save them the blushes at the San Siro last Sunday.
Lazio v Milan Prediction, Team News
Lazio are welcoming back their Argentina striker Mauro Zarate who is in fact an integral part of their attack along with his partner in crime Tomasso Rocchi. They have formed quite an explosive duo. Meanwhile, Pato will be missing for Milan and Robinho is expected to replace him in the starting lineup.
Lazio v Milan Prediction: We are going for the upset here as both the history of this derby and current form suggest a Lazio win tonight.