LAZIO – MILAN TODAY’S SOCCER PREDICTION
Given the balance in the field and the result of the first leg, this seems to be the most uncertain and exciting semi-final. Lazio after a short period of decline in the game and in return has returned to play at high levels, taking in a few days the ball in the Europa League and Sassuolo in the league. The positive period of Milan is instead lasting longer and indeed the team coached by Gattuso improves from week to week, both on a physical and mental level. The way he took advantage of the current shortcomings of Rome Sunday evening was yet another demonstration.
The growth of Milan
Milan since Montella has been replaced by Gattuso has changed pace. Overcome the initial uncertainties and archived the fool remedies against Verona and Benevento, the team has gradually found its certainties. The 4-3-3 became the basic module and the coach was good thanks to simple concepts to find a game that can enhance the characteristics of its players.
At the center of the defense, Bonucci and Romagnoli have found a good understanding and have improved their personal performance compared to the first days in which they had committed gross errors. Bonaventura deployed from inside the midfield is back to be lethal with its insertions, the biggest job was the recovery of Suso and Calhanoglu. Deployed by attackers outside, they have the chance to get back on their favorite foot and try the distance shot with insistence. Or reward the overlaps of the full backs. In particular, Calabria in the offensive phase is playing great matches, culminating in the fantastic goal scored in Rome.
In the last few games Biglia has also played well, which has benefited from the major movements made by his team-mates. And he is scoring with great continuity Cutrone, but in this game he should start from the bench. Gattuso should prefer him to Kalinic, who played a good second half against Roma. If the Croat returns to play on levels more suited to him, Milan can take off a lot of satisfactions.
The fault of Lazio
It will be a very open game, balanced and therefore decided by the episodes. Milan have a small advantage over spending the turn against Lazio because of the result of the first leg (0-0). In the event of a tie with a goal, in fact, the Rossoneri would win the final. And Lazio, phenomenal when it attacks, not only on the counterattack, thanks to the imagination and technique of Milonkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto in the service of Immobile, but often commits serious errors at the defensive level. The occasions in which he manages to keep the inviolate door are rare. At Milan he has managed six times in the last seven official matches, and in the last twelve he has just had four goals.
The latest news on the formations
Neither Lazio nor Milan have particular training problems, and this time considering the importance of the stakes both coaches will send the owners to the field. Inzaghi should choose the most reliable defense trio, the one composed by Radu, De Vrij and Caceres. In midfield Marusic, suspended in the next game of the season, should be more reason to be in place of Basta. Luis Alberto will return owner forward with Immobile. Lukaku and Felipe Anderson, who played two big games against Fcsb and Sassuolo, will start off the bench.
The only change in Milan compared to the team that always beat Roma at the Olimpico should be the inclusion of Kalinic instead of Cutrone.
Prediction Today LAZIO – MILAN
Given the result of zero to zero of the first leg, if the score will unlock the challenge will change a lot at a tactical level and especially in the second half could become spectacular.
The probable formations of Lazio-Milan
LAZIO (3-5-1-1): Strakosha; Radu, De Vrij, Caceres; Lulic, Parolo, Lucas Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Marusic; Luis Alberto; Building.
MILAN (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Biglia, Kessie, Bonaventura; Suso, Kalinic, Calhanoglu.
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