In form AC Milan face a stern test of their Serie A credentials when they visit fourth-placed Lazio on Wednesday night.
With five victories in their last six league matches and the concession of just one goal in those matches, there is no doubt that second-placed AC Milan will be brimming with confidence ahead of their trip to Stadio Olimpico.
However, the hosts appear to have shaken off the patchy form that dogged them over the festive period, and although they were beaten by Inter, that result was sandwiched between impressive league victories over Atalanta and Chievo so Lazio might just be returning to form at the right time.
Lazio can be backed at 23/10 (3.30) to record a victory, with AC Milan 5/4 (2.25) and the draw available at 9/4 (3.25) with Bet365.
Whilst AC Milan boast a hugely impressive defensive record in Serie A, Lazio matches normally feature goals.
The Rome-based club have scored in nine of their last eleven fixtures with veteran German striker Miroslav Klose, who joined Lazio in the summer from Bayern Munich, most likely to trouble the AC Milan rearguard having netted 11 times this season, including two in Lazio’s 3-0 victory over Chievo at the weekend.
The previous league fixture between these sides ended in a 2-2 draw back in September while Milan won 3-1 when the two sides clashed in the Coppa Italia at San Siro just six days ago.
With those statistics in mind, it makes sense to pay close attention to the goals market and the 5/6 (1.83) on offer for over 2.5 goals with Bet365 certainly carries plenty of appeal here. AC Milan have scored three goals in each of their last three matches so, for those looking for a bit of extra value, a repeat of last week’s 3-1 victory is priced up at a juicy 18/1 (19.0) with Bet365.
Bet of the day: Over 2.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) with Bet365
Value Bet: AC Milan 3 Lazio 1 (correct score line) at 18/1 (19.0) with Bet365
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