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Ac Milan vs Lazio: Serie A Round 14 Key Battles and Predictions

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Stepping up with the pressure on!

SS Lazio vs AC Milan: Serie A Photo by Claudio Pasquazi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

After Juventus lost in a 3–0 game against Fiorentina, AC Milan became the last team in Europe with an unbeaten league record. Tonight will truly push that unbeaten run to the limits, with major players missing in every area of the pitch as Milan take on Lazio at the San Siro.

Key Battles

Striker vs Centre Back

Ciro Immobile vs Pierre Kalulu

With 8 goals in Serie A, Immobile finds himself in an evergreen scoring form once again. With his pace and power going forward, it will be up to the young Milan defender, to be the one to watch out for runs and pace in behind. Kalulu has started very well during this period for Milan, but this will be one of his biggest tests, with few harder in Serie A.

Centre Attacking Midfield vs Centre Attacking Midfield

Luis Alberto vs Hakan Calhanoglu

Tonight will mark yet another position for Milan's number 10, with wide positions and the CAM position all already under his belt. As a deeper player tonight, defense and watching for Lazio’s attacking midfielders will be key if Milan is to continue their unbeaten form. Expect this to be an interesting battle with huge results against the Spanish playmaker, even if he only has 2 assists so far this season he is a dangerous cog in Lazio’s attack.

Central Midfield vs Central Defensive Midfield

Milinkovic-Savic vs Rade Krunic

If there was ever a moment to change his fortunes, this would be the game to do it. Krunic has suffered so far in the Milan shirt, with no notable performance in any competition. Milinkovic-Savic has 3 goals and 3 assists in 10 games, which is a great output from a man doing everything in midfield. Krunic will be wishing for a Christmas miracle to shine in this game.

Left-back vs Central Midfield

Theo Hernandez vs Gonzalo Escalante

3 goals and 3 assists for the flying left-back Theo Hernandez in 12 games tells the entire story, with his attacking play giving Milan the edge in many games this season already. If Milan needs a goal, he is one of the most consistent players to find the net, and if Escalante isn’t careful, it will be yet another night where the left-back picks up the ball from deep, and drives through the Lazio team to find the net.

Predictions

Hakan Calhanoglu Winner

Milinkovic-Savic Winner

Theo Hernandez Winner