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Lazio look to consolidate Serie A 2021 start against AC Milan - get fantasy tips and prediction

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AC Milan (MIL) host in-form table-toppers Lazio (LAZ) as the 2021/22 Serie A season resumes this weekend. The 157th Serie A meeting between the teams will kick off at 9.30 PM IST at the San Siro on Sunday, September 12.

Lazio, under new coach Maurizio Sarri, have made a bright start to the 2021 season with consecutive wins and nine goals in the bank. AC Milan, meanwhile, sit fourth on the points table but are confident of putting up a bold fight against the Biancocelesti

MIL vs LAZ Dream11 Prediction

Although AC Milan have the bigger say in the head-to-head record, Lazio's emphatic start to the season gives them the outright edge in the MIL vs LAZ contest in Serie A 2021. But judging by the wealth of quality players on either side, it is safe to say that a stalemate is the likeliest outcome.

MIL vs LAZ Dream11 tips for Serie A

Top tip: Best forward

With four goals from the first two games, Ciro Immobile starts as the favourite attacker fantasy football players should include in their teams. The Italian forward has registered seven goals and four assists in 13 meetings with the Rossoneri, and will be eager to consolidate his record with yet another fine performance.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto has been the chief orchestrator of Lazio's blistering start to the Serie A 2021 campaign, with one goal and three assists. The 28-year-old, a central midfielder, is rated as the best midfielder of the lot in the fantasy football selection for this tie meaning owners should simply not ignore him.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Both AC Milan and Lazio will have a tough job at hand in the defence, but Francesco Acerbi will hope to have the last laugh in the MIL vs LAZ encounter. The Italian centre-back can also pitch in during attacking play and thus, he could pose a definite threat to AC Milan. 

When it comes to goalkeepers, Pepe Reina is the first-choice pick. The former Spain custodian may not have kept a clean sheet so far but in terms of experience, Reina is likely to put up a better performance between the sticks than Milan's new goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

MIL vs LAZ probable playing XI

MIL probable XI (4-2-3-1): Mike Maignan; Theo Hernandez, Fikayo Tomori, Simon Kjaer, Davide Calabria; Sandro Tonali, Franck Kessie; Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao, Alexis Saelemaekers; Zlatan Ibrahimovic

LAZ probable XI (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Elseid Hysaj, Francesco Acerbi, Luiz Felipe, Adam Marusic; Lucas Leiva, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Pedro, Ciro Immobile

Featured photo: AFP / Filippo Monteforte

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