The Serie A game of the weekend takes place on Saturday, July 4, 2020, when Lazio hosts AC Milan. Lazio are looking to stay with Juventus in the Serie A title race, while AC Milan are looking to stay with Napoli in the Europa League race.
Entering Thursday, July 2, 2020, Lazio sit in second place, with 68 points, and are right on Juventus’ tail. Lazio are just four points back of Juventus and still have a game to play against the league leaders. Lazio will need to be perfect, and get two Juventus slip ups, but they are still very alive in the title race.
AC Milan sit in seventh place, with 43 points, and are two points behind Napoli for the final Europa League spot. Milan could be five points back before they play again if Napoli defeats Atalanta on Thursday. AC Milan are also just five points behind AS Roma, who have a game in hand, for fifth place.
Below is my pick for the Serie A action between Lazio and AC Milan. All odds are from BetMGM Sportsbook.
Lazio (+135) vs AC Milan (+210) Draw (+230)
Last time out, Lazio came from behind once again to come away with a 2-1 win at Torino. Andrea Belotti slotted home a penalty in the 5th minute to give the hosts a 1-0 lead that would last another 40 minutes. Ciro Immobile got Lazio on the board with a goal in the 48th minute and Marco Parolo scored the game winner in the 72nd minute. Entering Thursday, July 2, 2020, Lazio are the second-best home club in Italy thanks to an unbeaten 12-3-0 record and 39 points.
AC Milan couldn’t overcome an early two goal deficit as they ended up playing to a 2-2 draw at Spal. The hosts went up two goals in the first 30 minutes but were dealt a blow when they went down a man in the 43rd minute. Milan was able to score two late goals to grab a point. AC Milan is still unbeaten since the season restarted with two wins and two draws. Milan is the seventh best road club in Italy thanks to a 7-2-6 record and 23 points.
Series History: These two clubs have met 170 times in the past and AC Milan holds a commanding 71-63-36 advantage. Lazio won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in early November.
Game Prediction: I like Lazio to get all three points at home.
2020 Results: 66-54