One home league defeat since 1989: All the key stats ahead of Milan vs. Lazio

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan host Lazio at San Siro this evening, with the aim of making it three wins on the spin in Serie A after the recent victories over Hellas Verona and Cagliari.

Milan have recovered well after their 5-1 derby loss to Inter as a 0-0 draw against Newcastle United in the Champions League – a game they should have won – was followed by 1-0 and 3-1 wins over Verona and Cagliari respectively in the league.

They host Lazio this evening and you can read our pre-match preview here, while below are the best stats ahead of the contest…

➤ None of the last nine matches between AC Milan and Lazio in Serie A have ended in a draw, with six wins for the Rossoneri – including one in the most recent match (2-0 in May 2023) – and three for the Biancocelesti in the period.

➤ Milan won 2-0 v Lazio in their last match in Serie A in May, and could win two league games in a row against the Biancocelesti without conceding a goal for the first time since 2004 (when Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini were the managers of the two clubs).

➤ Milan have won six of their last seven home games against Lazio in Serie A (L1). Overall, the Rossoneri have won 47 home league games against the Biancocelesti; only against Fiorentina (50) and Roma (48) have they recorded more home wins in Serie A.

➤ Milan have won eight of their last nine games in Serie A (L1), scoring an average of 2.44 goals per game in this period; furthermore, in this period, they have scored in the first half of eight of those nine games (the only exception being against Inter on 16 September).

➤ Milan have won their last five home league games; only once under Stefano Pioli have the Rossoneri achieved a longer streak of consecutive home wins in Serie A (six between April and September 2022).

➤ After their 2-0 success against Torino in the midweek round, Lazio could keep two clean sheets in a row in Serie A for the first time since a run of six consecutive clean sheets between February and April 2023.

➤ Lazio have lost four of their last seven away league games (W3), as many defeats as they had in their previous 25 away matches in Serie A (W15 D6).

➤ Théo Hernández has scored in two of his last three matches at the San Siro against Lazio in Serie A, including the most recent, in which the AC Milan defender scored to make it 2-0 in May. Among teams currently in the competition, only against Torino (three goals) has he scored more.

➤ Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored in Milan’s last match against Cagliari; the English midfielder has not been on the scoresheet in two consecutive league matches since April 2019 (with Chelsea, in the Premier League, against Brighton and Cardiff).

➤ Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has scored eight goals against Milan in the top-flight; starting from his first goal against the Rossoneri in the competition (February 2014) he has scored the most goals against them in Serie A of any player (three of these at Meazza).

➤ There are only four teams that Milan have played more than Lazio in their history, with 188 meetings across all competitions. Of those, 84 were wins for Milan with 64 being draws and 40 wins for the capital club.

➤ Milan have lost just one home league game against the Biancocelesti since 1989, that coming in November 2019.

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