A long run without a draw: All the key stats ahead of Lazio vs. Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will play a rare Friday night game as they take on Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico, looking to cement a top four spot and end a run of three games without a win.

There are only four teams that Milan have played more than Lazio across all competitions, with 189 meetings spanning over 100 years. The Rossoneri’s record reads as follows: 85 wins, 64 draws and 40 defeats.

You can read all the latest team news and opposition insight in our pre-match preview, while below are the best stats ahead of the game…

➤ Lazio have lost their last two matches against Milan in Serie A, without scoring; the Biancocelesti have lost at least three games in a row against the Rossoneri on six previous occasions (the most recent between 2008 and 2009), but never without scoring in three consecutive defeats in the competition.

➤ Lazio and Milan have not drawn any of their last 10 matches in Serie A: three victories for the Biancocelesti and seven for the Rossoneri, who have triumphed in four of the last five matches – the last draw was on 25 November 2018, at the Olimpico (1-1), with the teams led respectively by Simone Inzaghi and Gennaro Gattuso.

➤ Lazio won 4-0 in their last home match against Milan in Serie A (24 January 2023) and have not beaten the Rossoneri in two home games in a row under the guidance of the same manager since the period between 1973 and 1976 – four consecutive successes at the Olimpico with Tommaso Maestrelli as coach.

➤ Lazio have lost three of their last five Serie A games (W2), the same number of defeats they suffered in their previous 14 league games (W8 D3); having lost last time out (1-2 vs Fiorentina), in this campaign Lazio have only suffered two defeats in a row once – in the first two matchdays, against Lecce and Genoa in August.

➤ Milan have failed to win three of their last five Serie A matches (D2 L1), after a series of four straight wins in the league; furthermore, after the draw in the last round (1-1 vs Atalanta), the Rossoneri could draw two matches in a row for the first time since last May – the first of those two draws was at the Olimpico vs. Roma.

➤ Lazio have lost their last three matches against teams in the top three positions at the start of the day in Serie A – including a defeat in the reverse fixture against Milan – conceding on average 2.3 goals per game, after five victories in a row in these matches, in which they had only conceded two goals in total.

➤ Only Inter have gained more points (35) and scored more goals (33) than Milan in matches against teams currently at the top half of the Serie A table – 24 and 23 respectively for the Rossoneri, who drew 1-1 the last of these matches, against Atalanta.

➤ Ciro Immobile – one step away from 250 goal involvements in Serie A, with 200 goals and 49 assists – has been involved in seven goals (five goals, two assists) in the last four matches at the Olimpico against Milan in the league, scoring in each of the last two (3-0 win in 2021, 2-1 loss in 2022).

➤ With an assist on the last matchday, Théo Hernández equaled in 23 appearances the same involvements recorded in the previous campaign in 32 games played (four goals, three assists); in the last five seasons (since 2019-20) he is the only defender in the big-5 European leagues with at least 25 goals scored (26 specifically) and at least 20 assists delivered.

➤ After not having been involved in any goals in his first four away games at the Olimpico in Serie A, Rafael Leão has been involved in three goals (one goal, two assists) in his last four appearances at this stadium between matches against Lazio and Roma, scoring in this campaign (Roma-Milan 1-2, 1 September 2023).


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