With the Serie A title out of touch, both teams aim for the top four and a coveted spot in next season's UEFA Champions League
By Craig Humpage
Published on Monday 26 April 2021
This Serie A clash on Monday between Lazio and AC Milan could have huge ramifications for their respective prospects of European football going forward. The Rossoneri currrently sit in third, between Atalanta and Juventus, and will be hoping to protect their ticket into the Champions League, where they haven't appeared since 2014. Lazio made it to the last 16 of this year's iteration but are currently out of the top four and won't be returning next season as things stand. They go into this fixture in sixth in Serie A, eight points behind Juventus in fourth but with two games in hand. A win over AC Milan would put a dent in that eight points and put them right in the thick of it as six teams fight to make it into those top four qualification places for the UEFA Champions League.
Preview: Lazio vs AC Milan
Milan's form has been somewhat shaky recently winning three, drawing one and losing two of their last six including their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sassuolo in midweek. The Rossoneri will be cautious in this match away from home against a Lazio side who had won five on the bounce before being hammered 5-2 by Napoli last time out. Both sides have shown fantastic quality going forward this campaign and with star players on both sides desperate to be at Europe's top table next season, we can expect fireworks from this one.
While Lazio will be optimistic about the outside chance they have of snatching a top four spot, especially as Juventus continue to regularly slip up and should continue to leave the door open, they will also have one eye on the teams below them and the insecurity of their top six berth. Their hated rivals Roma are directly below them and only three points behind. A win in this match would extend that to six and they could feel pretty safe in the knowledge they will be playing some form of European football next season.
Earlier in the campaign, Milan had ambitions of winning the title and hung in there with their own city rivals Inter for a long time but at this point that dream has surely faded. Nonetheless, qualifying for the Champions League can still be seen as fantastic progress made for the sleeping giant and a win over Lazio would put them in a very good position to achieve that.
Team News: Lazio vs AC Milan
The most notable likely returnee for this game is of course none other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The iconic Rossoneri striker could well be passed fit for the trip to the Stadio Olimpico after missing the game against Sassuolo due to injury. He recently signed a one year contract extension which will see him turn 40 at the club where he has had such an unbelievable impact since returning. He may be joined by full back Theo Hernandez who is also being monitored ahead of the game. With this being such a vital tie, you could see both of them making an appearance either in the starting lineup or off the bench.
Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi should be back on the sidelines after recovering from Covid 19 but Inzaghi's team will not feature Gonzalo Escalante and Luiz Felipe who remain injured. On a positive note for Lazio, Luis Alberto and Ciro Immobile will be available having suffered minor injury in the defeat by Napoli.
It is difficult to make a prediction on exactly who will start as coaches rotate players and look for solutions but we could be in for a showdown for those crucial three points between Ibrahimovic and Ciro Immobile.
Prediction: Lazio 2-1 AC Milan
How to watch Lazio vs AC Milan on TV with Premier Sports
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Monday 26 April 2021
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Expected Kick off: 19.45
TV Channel: Premier Sports 1
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