2022-23 Italian Serie A week 19 preview: Lazio vs AC Milan

AC Milan are coming off a bad stretch as they continue to search for a much-needed win. The past week, they ended up on equal terms with Lecce in their league match and were humiliated by rival Inter at the Supercoppa Italiana, 0-3.

In this Italian Serie A midweek fixture, Milan head to the capital to face SS Lazio. Will the former finally garner their first league victory in three weeks?

Due to Juventus losing points as penalty for violating financial rules regarding transfers, the Milanese find themselves jumping to second on the table. A victory would close their gap to Napoli to single digits. Considering their form though, that is still quite a journey if they plan to retain their championship.

On the other hand, Lazio are at sixth with 35 points. Winning this encounter would have them leaping to third.

Stats and Head-to-Head

The two clubs saw each other thrice last season, I Rossoneri completing a clean sweep. The last time they lost to Le Aquile was in their second Serie A meeting in the 2020-21 season.

It has been quite an explosive affair when these two converge, six of their last seven games finishing with more than three goals total.

Recent form (last five matches)

AC Milan
lost to Inter, 0-3
drew with Lecce, 2-2
lost to Torino, 0-1
drew with Roma, 2-2
defeated Salernitana, 2-1

defeated Bologna, 1-0
defeated Sassuolo, 2-0
drew with Empoli, 2-2
lost to Lecce, 1-2
lost to UD Almería, 0-2

What to expect in AC Milan vs Lazio Serie A match

Making goals is not an issue for AC Milan at the Serie A, as they have scored two goals in their last four matches, going back to before the league took a break for the FIFA World Cup. What is bothering them is their propensity to let their opponents breach their defense.

A win for Milan might not be clearcut, but we might see another clash that might have two or more goals scored.