Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Lazio and AC Milan lost in midweek. But while the Rossoneri have the right to make a mistake, with an excellent margin to maintain their position in the Champions League zone, the Biancocelesti have almost signed their death-warrant by losing to direct top-four rival, Napoli. In theory, the only thing that can satisfy the Romans in their encounter with AC Milan is victory. But who’s going to give it away for nothing? Here are a few bets on the central match of the 33rd round of the Italian championship.
Lazio, like Werewolf, become different, but only when the match is 3-4 days away
No matter how hard Simone Inzaghi works, no matter how many nights he stays awake, this team is simply incapable of scoring consistently over the distance when the schedule is at its tightest. And it is extremely doubtful that the situation will ever change. Or rather, of course, there is a chance - how old is Claudio Lotito? Of course, a change of management, albeit for natural reasons, is just a fantasy, not feasible in life by will. So, Simone probably won’t sign a new contract and will find himself a great new job, but what Lazio will be like, it’s hard to say - hardly any stronger than under Inzaghi.
Before the match against Napoli, Lazio had four wins in a row. And just before the encounter with Napoli, the Eagles themselves had scored five, with Filippo Inzaghi and his Benevento getting a dose of brotherly love. The team truly came alive and seemed to be back in the race for the Champions League. That’s getting rid of the European and national cups, the absence of which almost made Lazio the champion the year before - the Biancocelesti had met the pandemic in 1st place. But it was only a midweek encounter that resulted in a 2-5 defeat. For Lazio, it’s so commonplace that there’s no need to say so.
AC Milan also need resources and sudden moves are harmful
The Rossoneri have positioned themselves as natural-born giants and one of the most titled teams not only in Italy but in the entire Old World. This is a fact that is hard to argue with. At the same time, status is a certain responsibility. With a club that says it was, is and will be among the top teams in national football, there is more demand. So if AC Milan, for example, do not get to the Champions League in the end, and this is still quite possible, you can safely sack all the coaches, all management and two-thirds of the players. This is a failure.
Ambition is far from always in line with reality. It is a common point that some big teams linger in crisis longer than they would if they admitted their downfall. It seems simple, but go for it when you have seven Champions Cups and now even a UEFA Cup quarter-final is an impassable barrier.
So, however the season ends, AC Milan have already done an important and quality job. The Rossoneri are back in contention for the top places, they have won significant victories, they have brought back, for now, one, but Zlatan, title-winning stars. It seems that the Red and Blacks should not make any sudden moves at the moment. They should continue to develop, retaining their current core and strengthening the depth of their squad. Then, indeed, AC Milan will be back for good for a long time.
Expert Betting Tips
After the Neapolitan nightmare, the Eagles simply have to wipe out disgrace. AC Milan are not at their best, they are frankly tired and seem to be struggling. Also, in the first round, Lazio lost to AC Milan undeservingly - another reason to give all in the upcoming game. The prediction is for Lazio to win, this being their last chance to get back into the race for the Champions League.b
- Lazio to win with odds around 2.20;
- Lazio will not lose and TO 2.50 for about 2.30;
- Ciro Immobile will score at least 1 goal with odds around 1.90.