AC Milan will look to book their place in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia when they welcome Lazio to the San Siro this Wednesday.
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan)
AC Milan have kept one clean sheet at home in their six games.
The hosts have failed to score in only one of their last seven games.
Lazio have won three of their last four away games in all competitions (L1).
They have scored at least three goals in three of their last four away games.
Head to head
AC Milan have won six of the last 15 head-to-head meetings with Lazio who have four wins in that period.
Latest performances in all competitions
AC Milan: W-D-L-W-W
AC Milan enjoyed a memorable weekend as they defeated title-rivals Inter Milan in the Milan derby on Saturday.
A double from Olivier Giroud in the space of three minutes cancelled out Ivan Perisic’s opener for Inter and ensured that AC Milan reduced Inter’s lead at the top of the table to one point.
They will now look to build on that positive result by beating another rival, Lazio, in the Coppa Italia.
The hosts qualified for this round of the competition by beating Genoa last month. In a hard-fought game at the San Siro, Genoa took the lead through Leo Ostigard in the 17th minute. But Milan were spared by Olivier Giroud, who equalised in the 74th minute to take the game to extra time.
After the restart, the hosts took control of the match, with Portuguese striker Rafael Leao scoring in the 102nd minute before Alexis Saelemaekers sealed the win with a goal in the 112th minute.
Stefano Pioli’s side will now hope that their hard work in that game sees them through to the next round with another win here.
Possible AC Milan starting line-up
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer, Brahim Diaz; Junior Messias, Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud.
Lazio continued their positive start to the new year with a 3-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.
Second-half goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ciro Immobile, and an own goal from Cristiano Biraghi sealed the win for Maurizio Sarri’s side and kept their top-six bid alive.
Like their hosts, they needed extra time to see off Udinese to book their place in the next round of this tournament. After a goalless draw in normal time, Ciro Immobile won the game for the visitors with a well-taken goal in the 106th minute.
They will now look to progress to the next round by winning this game against AC Milan. Given that they are unbeaten in their last four games (W3, D1), they will fancy their chances of winning this game.
Possible Lazio starting line-up
Thomas Strakosha; Elseid Hysaj, Felipe Felipe, Patric, Adam Marusic; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Mattia Zaccagni, Ciro Immobile.
Injured: Francesco Acerbi, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro
AC Milan 2-1 Lazio