The weekend in Italy in football terms will be summed up by an interesting encounter. At the Stadio Olimpico in the capital, Lazio will take on league leaders Milan. The visitors need a victory in their fight for the Scudetto – but will Stefano Pioli’s charges get it? There is a free prediction for the Calcio Central on April 24, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet app review.
Lazio are having a very difficult season
The Eagles were rather unexpectedly left without their long-term mentor last summer – Simone Inzaghi could not refuse the temptation to work with the reigning champions, Inter. Maurizio Sarri has been invited to Rome in his place and only time will tell what he will achieve in the Italian capital from the Magpies. For now, the specialist, who has his own philosophy, is only changing the new charges to suit him – but so far the results have been mediocre. The Lazzilians are relegated in all other competitions, and in Serie A they can in fact aim for maximum 5th place. And the chances are not particularly high, especially after the draw with Torino on the last round. What’s more, it was only thanks to another goal from Immobile that they ended up 1-1.
Milan must only win if they want to finally reach the Scudetto
The Rossoneri brought in Stefano Pioli rather unexpectedly – initially as a loanee, but he has made remarkable progress. Under him, the club have managed to become a real, rather than nominal, title challenger once again. Last year, it was not enough, but the return to the Champions League was a striking result in itself. Now, it seemed that the Red and Blacks were ready to take another decisive step towards the long-awaited title… But in April, there were 2 frustrating setbacks at once, in the form of zero draws with mid-table sides Bologna and Torino. Only on April 15, we managed to score (twice) and win against Genoa. But all the same, Inter are now on the first place in terms of losses. This week, they also played with them in the return leg of the Cup semi-finals, where they lost completely to the Black and Blue, conceding three times.
Milan have managed to win four of their last five games against Lazio – with the only defeat coming a year ago. This season, the Rossoneri were 2-0 down in Calcio in September and 4-0 up in the cup in February.
Milan are in crisis at the moment and Lazio can take advantage of that. We recommend betting that the hosts in Rome will not lose (odds – 1.64).