The international break has given Stefano Pioli and the Rossoneri time to recover some starters, namely Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Kessie, though it is unlikely that the Swede will start against Lazio. Meanwhile, Sandro Tonali will keep his place ahead of Ismael Bennacer in midfield.
Maurizio Sarri will call on Serie A topscorer Ciro Immobile who will form a trident in attack with Pedro and Felipe Anderson. Manuel Lazzari will likely start from the bench after picking up an injury against Spezia.
Serie A LIVE – AC Milan v Lazio – Probable line-ups
Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Rebic
Lazio: Reina; Marusic, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Immobile, Felipe Anderson
AC Milan v Lazio – Match Stats
- AC Milan have drawn more matches against Lazio than against any other side in Serie A (W67 D59 L30) – in addition, the Rossoneri have scored 247 goals against the Biancocelesti, only against Fiorentina (253) have they netted more in the top flight.
- AC Milan have lost only one of their last 31 home games against Lazio in Serie A (W19 D11); since 1990, they’ve only lost fewer at home against Torino (0 – min. 20 meetings).
- AC Milan could win their first three league games in two consecutive seasons for the first time in Serie A: the Rossoneri started last season in the top-flight with three wins, seven goals scored and none conceded.
- Lazio have scored nine goals in their first two league games, a record for the Biancocelesti in Serie A. After three games, their record is nine goals scored (1934-35).
- Lazio have won their first two league matches, only in two previous campaigns they have won each of their first three Serie A games: 1974-75 and in 2012-13.
- AC Milan have faced the joint-fewest shots on target in Serie A this season: five, alongside Inter. Lazio are next on this list however, with six.
- Lazio have scored nine goals, with an expected goals value of 4.3: the difference of 4.7 is the second highest in the top five European leagues this season, behind only PSG (4.9).
- Milan’s Franck Kessié’s first two goals in Serie A came against Lazio in August 2016 with Atalanta, in his debut match in the competition. Since then the Ivorian midfielder has scored just one goal in six matches against the Biancocelesti.
- Ciro Immobile has scored seven goals in 13 matches against AC Milan in Serie A, six of these have been netted in eight matches played with Lazio. In addition, his first hat-trick for Lazio came against the Rossoneri (September 2017), and he’s scored in each of his last three league matches against the Rossoneri.
Where can I watch AC Milan v Lazio in Serie A?
In the UK, BT Sport have the rights to Serie A and will show around 200 games over the course of the season, with this game being shown on BT Sport 3 or on the BT Sport App. Paramount+ hold the rights in the USA, and CBS Sports Network will also be showing it. Meanwhile in Australia, beIN Sports is the official broadcaster.
How to follow AC Milan v Lazio in the USA LIVE?
If you’re living in the USA, you can view the Milan v Lazio fixture on Paramount+, with the station having signed a deal which gives them a significant portion of Serie A broadcasts for the 2021/22 season.
How to follow AC Milan v Lazio in the UK LIVE?
If you’re living in the UK, you can view the Milan v Lazio fixture on BT Sport 3, BTSport.com, and BT Sport App, with the subscription service having retained the rights to broadcast Serie A in 2021/22.
How to follow AC Milan v Lazio in the Australia LIVE?
Viewers in Australia can watch the Milan v Lazio clash on beIN Sports 1, which is the official broadcaster of the Italian top flight in Australia. You can also get access to Serie A matches on beIN Sports through Kayo Sports.