Massimo Allegri’s job seemed to be on the line after a difficult start to the campaign, but victory at the San Siro may even have the fans daring to dream of a late challenge for the Scudetto.
With nine wins and just one defeat in the last 14 Serie A matches, the hosts are 7/10 (1.70) favourites with Paddy Power to leapfrog their Roman rivals with a win.
Unlike their opponents, i Biancocelesti are showing worrying signs of decline after losing three and winning just one of their previous five in the league, and are priced up as outsiders at 4/1 (5.00) to secure their first normal time away win over Milan in nine years by Paddy Power.
The last three league fixtures between these two teams at the San Siro have finished as draws, and there are odds of 13/5 (3.60) available on this one ending up all square with the same firm.
With seven consecutive home wins, i Nerazzurri have been irrepressible in front of their own fans recently, and this is largely thanks to an attack that has scored at least twice in each of the last seven.
This spells trouble for the visitors, who have conceded 12 times in their last five on the road, but should guarantee plenty of goals for the neutrals.
A bet on over 2.5 to be scored would have paid out in each of Milan’s last five league home games, as well as Lazio’s last three on the road, so this market offers great value at 10/11 (1.91).
The hosts’ last four consecutive home league games have resulted in victories by the same 2-1 score-line, so it could well be worth having a smaller stake on this trend continuing, at tempting odds of 13/2 (7.50).
|Over 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power
||AC Milan to win 2-1 at 13/2 (7.50) with Paddy Power
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