The Rossoneri have endured a difficult season, but the tenure of Gennaro Gattuso has taken a turn for the better in recent weeks and they are now four games unbeaten, with three wins and a draw under their belts coming into the game.
However, they are coming up against a formidable opponent in the form of Lazio, who are third in Serie A and unbeaten in their last eight matches.
Indeed, the Biancocelesti will arguably boast a psychological edge over their hosts, having beaten them 4-1 in Rome in the corresponding fixture last September.
|Game||AC Milan vs Lazio|
|Date||Sunday, January 27|
|Time||17:00 GMT / 12:00 ET|
|Stream (US only)||fuboTV (7-day free trial)|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
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|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 3||BT Sport app|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Position||AC Milan players|
|Goalkeepers||G. Donnarumma, A. Donnarumma, Gabriel|
|Defenders||Calabria, Romagnoli, Gomez, Zapata, Bonucci, Abate, Musacchio, Paletta, Antonelli|
|Midfielders||Mauri, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu, Montolivo, Biglia, Locatelli, Kessie, Zanalleto, Gabbia|
|Forwards||Kalinic, Suso, A. Silva, Borini, Cutrone, Forte|
Milan will be without Ricardo Rodriguez, who is suspended for the game after being sent off last week, while Andrea Conti remains sidelined with a long-term injury.
Potential AC Milan starting XI: G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Abate; Bonaventura, Biglia, Kessie; Calhanoglu, Suso, Kalinic.
|Goalkeepers||Strakosha, Guerrieri, Vargic, Marchetti|
|Defenders||De Vrij, Patric, Lukaku, Basta, Wallace, Bastos, Caceres, Radu, Felipe, Mauricio, Marusic, Armini|
|Midfielders||Lucas, Anderson, Crecco, Parolo, Alberto, Lulic, Malinkovic-Savic, Miceli, Jordao, Ikonomidis, Murgia, Mohamed|
|Forwards||Nani, Dordjevic, Caicedo, Neto, Perea|
Lazio were without top scorer Ciro Immobile for their last game and it remains unclear how long the hamstring injury will keep the Italy international out for. David Di Gennaro is also unavailable.
Potential Lazio starting XI: Strakosha; De Vrij, Radu, Wallace; Lukaku, Basta, Lucas, Parolo, Milinkovic-Savic; Nani, Anderson.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
AC Milan are at home and are considered marginal favourites at 6/4 by dabblebet. Lazio, meanwhile, are priced at 15/8 and a draw is available at 23/10.
The appointment of Gattuso as a replacement for Vincenzo Montella in November was greeted with widespread unease among many Milan fans and some of the early results - including a humiliating draw against Benevento - suggested that it was not misplaced.
However, despite the criticism that has been levelled his way, the 40-year-old appears to have instilled a degree of consistency in a squad that has a point to prove not only to the rest of Italy, but Europe too.
Before the turn of the year, the Rossoneri beat rivals Inter in the Coppa Italia and snatched an away draw against Fiorentina. Since the new year, they have shown character to collect maximum points from their two games, with Franck Kessie, in particular, stepping up against Cagliari last week.
They face a difficult task to continue that form against high-flying Lazio, but they will be desperate to get a result - one that could potentially mark a turning point in their season.