MIL vs LAZ Dream11 Team Prediction: Two powerhouses of Italian face off against each other in the Serie A. AC Milan will welcome Lazio to the San Siro as they look to strengthen their hold on the top of the table. Currently sitting in first place, Milan is a point above second-placed arch-rivals, Inter, and an impressive 7 points above reigning champions, Juventus. The Rossoneri are unbeaten in the Serie A this season despite having played the likes of Roma, Fiorentina and Inter Milan. They are also 10 points above their opponents for this game, Lazio, who sit in 8th place after a poor start to the season. The Roman side has 6 wins out of 13 with 3 draws and 4 losses to go with it. However, they are coming off the back of a confidence-boosting 2-0 win over Napoli and they will know that 3 points from this game can push them back into the bid for Champions League football. Although, no Italian side has been able to take all 3 points from AC Milan this season.
AC Milan vs Lazio, Serie A
24th December, 1:15 am (IST)
San Siro, Milan
AC Milan –WWDDW
Lazio – WDLDW
Head-to-head (last five meetings):
AC Milan – 2
Draw – 1
Lazio – 2
Last meeting: Lazio 0-3 AC Milan (Serie A, 4th July 2020)
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MIL vs LAZ Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) AC Milan Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: AC Milan has a long list of injuries including Ante Rebic, Ismael Bennacer, Matteo Gabbia, Sandro Tonali, Simon Kjaer and key-man, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Franck Kessie is suspended too and will miss this game.
Doubtful: Stefano Pioli has no doubtful players for this game
Expected changes: Gianluigi Donnarumma will continue in goal as usual. In the backline, Pierre Kalulu will replace the injured Simon Kjaer, partnering Davide Calabria, Alessio Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez in defence. Kessie and Tonali’s absentees mean that Hakan Calhanoglu will have to play a much deeper role alongside Rade Krunic. The attacking midfield is new but impressive with the likes of Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Jens Petter Hauge. Rafael Leao will lead the line with Ibrahimovic on the sidelines.
AC Milan Starting XI (probable):
Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK)
Jens Petter Hauge
B) Lazio Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Albeit fewer, Lazio has injury concerns of their own with Lucas Leiva, Mohamed Fares, Senad Lulic and Silvio Proto all unavailable for selection.
Doubtful: Simone Inzaghi does not have any doubtful players for the MIL vs LAZ Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Lazio are unlikely to make any changes to the side that beat Napoli over the weekend. Pepe Reina will continue in goal behind a back 3 of Luiz Felipe, Wesley Hoedt and Stefan Radu. Manuel Lazzari and Adam Marusic will occupy either flank with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto playing in the middle. Danilo Cataldi will be eyeing Gonzalo Escanlante’s spot but will have to make do with a start on the bench. The in-form, Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo will continue to lead the line.
Lazio Starting XI (probable):
Pepe Reina (GK)
MIL vs LAZ Today Match Prediction:
SkyBet: MIL – 23/20; Draw – 13/5; LAZ – 11/5
William Hill – MIL – 6/5; Draw – 12/5; LAZ – 11/5
The bookies favour Milan to carry on with their unbeaten streak when they face Lazio in the Serie A. Despite their excellent position, AC Milan will be aware that they can be hurt and will know that their 2-2 draws to Parma and Genoa showed a few weaknesses that Lazio will look to exploit. The Biancocelesti have scored 20 goals in 13 games in the league and taking underestimating them could end badly for Milan. The likes of Ciro Immobile will run at the Milanese defence and try to force them into an error which makes the MIL vs LAZ Today Match Prediction a very interesting one.
Likely winner of the match: AC Milan
MIL vs LAZ Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks, Fantasy Football
Captain Options –
Hakan Calhanoglu –
Chances created – 53
Pass Accuracy – 84%
Accurate Crosses – 38
Hakan Calhanglu has been instrumental for Milan this season in a more creative role. For this game, he will be deployed as a deep-lying playmaker but we can expect him to dart into the final third to create chances for the likes of Leao, Diaz, Hauge and Saelemaekers.
Ciro Immobile –
Goal Contributions (starts) – 18(14)
Goal-Scoring Chances – 19
Shot Conversion Rate – 68.4%
Ciro Immobile has been one of the highest-scoring strikers in the world of late and he has carried that onto this season as well. The Italian has not scored in just 1 out of his last 12 games for the club and will look to continue with that run when he faces AC Milan.
Rafael Leao –
Goal-Scoring Chances – 14
Pass Accuracy – 81%
Shot Conversion Rate – 80%
Filling in for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rafael Leao has been very good with 7 goal-contributions so far. He also scored a record-breaking 6th-second goal against Sassuolo in their 2-1 win against them. With 18 successful dribbles, he will definitely be one to watch out for, for the Lazio defence.
Differential Picks –
Felipe Caicedo –
Goals (starts) in Serie A – 4(4)
Shot Conversion Rate – 57.1%
Minutes per Goal – 118 minutes
Playing alongside Ciro Immobile, Felipe Caicedo has been a reliable figure in the Lazio attack. He hasn’t scored in his last 2 appearances and will be desperate to get on the scoresheet again so as to cement his place in the spot in the lineup.
Theo Hernandez –
Goal Contributions – 7
Chances Created – 25
Dribbles Succeeded – 34
Theo Hernandez has been excellent despite playing in at left-back and has been very dangerous going forward. With a pass accuracy of 82%, he could be used as an attacking player with the forwards making decoy runs in behind the defence, giving Hernandez a lot of space.
Adam Marusic –
Assists – 4
Chances Created – 22
Interceptions – 19
Playing on the left-flank, Marusic is essential in terms of both attack and defence. He has a pass accuracy of 80% in the league. Marusic has had 83.5% of his shots on target and has completed 47.5% of his dribbles which makes him a threat for the Davide Calabria.