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Lazio v AC Milan: Tips, Predictions and Odds

Two Serie A teams battling for European finishes clash at the San Siro on Friday evening, as eighth-place Lazio host third-place AC Milan.

Lazio are currently eight points adrift of Bologna in fourth and the Biancocelesti's best chance of qualifying for the Champions League looks to be by winning this year's competition.

Maurizio Sarri's side are 1-0 ahead after the first leg of their last-16 tie against Bayern Munich, with the return leg at the Allianz Arena taking place on Tuesday 5th March.

AC Milan are seven points clear of fifth-place Atalanta and while that is a sizeable gap right now, failure to get out of the mini-slump they are on could even see the chasing pack close in on them.

Lazio v AC Milan

Lazio v AC Milan betting tips and predictions

Lazio to win @ 5/2

Lazio have endured an inconsistent season and they head into this contest having recorded three wins, four losses and a draw from their last eight matches in all competitions.

Three of those defeats came on the road, highlighting the issues they are having on their travels, but the Biancocelesti have been a tough nut to crack at the Stadio Olimpico.

Although going down 2-1 to Bologna in their last home assignment, that is just the second defeat Lazio have suffered in their last 17 outings in their own backyard.

Sarri's men have managed to keep 11 clean sheets during that period, including against German giants Bayern, and they should have enough to see off an out-of-sorts AC Milan.

The Rossoneri are on a three-game winless run, losing twice and drawing once, with both of those defeats coming on the road against Monza and Rennes.

It is a sticky patch for Stefano Pioli's troops and a difficult trip to Lazio is the last thing they would have wanted ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash at home to Slavia Prague.

Christian Pulisic to have over 0.5 shots on target @ 1/1

While Lazio are being tipped to claim the spoils, that doesn't mean Milan won't pose a threat and there looks to be good value in siding with Christian Pulisic to get a shot on target.

The United States international has been enjoying his time in Italy since making the switch from Chelsea last summer, bagging seven goals from 24 Serie A appearances.

Pulisic has had 38 attempts in the league with 18 of those on target, only Olivier Giroud (27) has had more shots on target for Milan this season.

With Giroud 4/9 to have over 0.5 efforts on target on Friday night, the value here is with Pulisic at 1/1.

Asian Total Cards Over 5.0 @ 1.925

If recent history between these two is anything to go by, this contest could turn out to be a feisty affair and backing over 5.0 cards is a tempting proposition.

Of the last four meetings between Lazio and AC Milan, there have been a total of 21 cards, with over 5.0 landing in three of those matches.

Lazio also have one of the worst disciplinary records in the division this season, with their tally of 65 yellow cards bettered only by Lecce (67), while they have also picked up two reds.

Milan may be better off in the yellow cards department, having received 57, but they have picked up a league-high six reds during the campaign so far.

This has all the makings of being a gritty clash between two teams that don't mind getting stuck in, and it would be no surprise to see the official dish out over five cards.

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Lazio v AC Milan odds

Lazio - 5/2
Draw - 9/4
AC Milan -23/20

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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