With time running out to qualify for the Champions League, AC Milan vs Lazio on Matchday 34 of the 2022/23 Serie A campaign will have a huge bearing on the top four finishers when the season reaches its conclusion on the first weekend of June, and the Rossoneri cannot afford any more mistakes.
An injury-time equaliser from Junior Messias secured a valuable point against Cremonese on Matchday 33, but the Milanese giants would have expected much more ahead of the match with a side destined to be playing in Serie B next term. The result has left them in sixth place and two points away from bitter rivals Inter in fourth.
In contrast, Lazio secured a 2-0 win over Sassuolo with relative ease, which leaves them sitting in second behind Napoli and with a six-point margin for error over the rest of the chasing pack, and are looking increasingly likely to return to the top table of European football next season.
AC Milan vs Lazio: Predicted line-ups
With a Champions League semi-final to plan for, few will have blamed Milan coach Stefano Pioli for trusting some of his fringe players against lowly Cremonese, however, the experiment backfired. The starting XI against the Biancocelesti will have a more familiar look and might stay that way for the remaining five domestic fixtures.
After missing the victory over the Neroverdi through suspension, ex-Rossoneri captain Alessio Romagnoli will slot back into the centre of defence, aiming to land another blow to his former club’s top-four hopes almost a year after lifting the Scudetto with them.
AC Milan predicted XI vs Lazio (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Krunic, Tonali; Messias, Bennacer, Leao; Giroud.
Lazio predicted XI vs AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Provedel; Marusic, Casale, Romagnoli, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Antonio, Alberto; Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.
AC Milan vs Lazio: When does the Serie A fixture start?
The Serie A Matchday 34 fixture of AC Milan vs Lazio kicks off at 15:00 CEST – local time in Italy – making it a 14:00 BST kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, kick-off of AC Milan vs Lazio is 11:00 EDT or 06:00 PDT.
AC Milan vs Lazio: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
In the United States, every Serie A game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including AC Milan vs Lazio and the other standout fixtures of Serie A Matchday 34.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch AC Milan vs Lazio on BT Sport 3.