The final game to be played in the Italian Serie A on the weekend is between Lazio and AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
The hosts begin the weekend in 6th place on 58 points while the visitors are in second place on 66 points and there is all to play for in terms of Champions League qualification.
Lazio come into the match having suffered a disappointing 5-2 defeat at Napoli in mid-week. This was a match against a team also attempting to finish in the top four and Lazio were expected to give a better account of themselves.
That result leaves them 5 points behind 5th place Napoli and 7 points behind 4th place Juventus, with a game in hand.
The defeat against Napoli came as a bit of a shock as Lazio were on a run of 5 successive victories in Serie A. There were wins at home against Crotone, Spezia, and Benevento plus away at Udinese and Hellas Verona.
Trends show Lazio have been excellent at home in Serie A and they have won each of their last 9 league fixtures at the Stadio Olimpico.
They have managed to find the back of the net in each of their last 18 home Serie A games but have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 3 on home soil.
AC Milan travel to the capital having suffered a hugely disappointing 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Sassuolo.
The loss all but ends their faint hopes of winning the title this season and the focus must now be on finishing inside the top four.
Prior to the defeat against Sassuolo, AC Milan had been in good form and they were on a run of 4 matches without defeat.
There were victories at home against Genoa plus away over Fiorentina and Parma. In fact, recent away form has been good and AC Milan have won each of their last 4 away league games, with the wins coming at Roma, Hellas Verona, Fiorentina, and Parma.
Trends show AC Milan have managed to score at least 2 goals in each of their last 4 away League fixtures and netted at least twice in 20 of their last 21 away Serie A matches.
In addition, AC Milan have tasted defeat only once in their 22 most recent away Serie A games.
Team news and Lazio are without the injured duo of Gonzalo Escalante and Luiz Felipe.
AC Milan are without injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic but he is set to be the only absentee for the visitors.
Whenever AC Milan play away from home, we expect to see plenty of goals and this game should be no different.
They are coming on the back of a disappointing loss at home against Sassuolo but AC Milan’s away record is fantastic and we expect to see them take maximum points and score 2 or more goals in the process.They are coming on the back of a disappointing loss at home against Sassuolo but AC Milan’s away record is fantastic and we expect to see them take maximum points and score 2 or more goals in the process. reensportrs.blogspot.com.