Lazio travel to the San Siro to face AC Milan tonight in a Coppa Italia quarter-final that could be one to savour for punters with a passion for all things Azzurri.
With Christmas providing both these Serie A sides with a much-needed rest, the new year has bought contrasting fortunes for the red and black half of Milan and Rome’s sky blue side.
Both teams have suffered narrow defeats to a resurgent Inter Milan, but while Lazio have endured mixed form, Massimiliano Allegri’s side continue to fire a steady stream of goals, with an average of two in each of their three other competitive games thus far in 2012.
Factor in the statistic that Lazio have conceded an average of two a game since the turn of the year and backing AC Milan to continue that trend could prove a shrewd bet at odds of 37/20.
This is particularly true if utilising Bwin’s free £25 bet for registering, which could mean you take home £71.25 if the Rossoneri do score exactly twice this evening.
Lazio remain capable of scoring the odd goal though, with the last Serie A encounter between the pair ending in a 2-2 draw – odds of 14/1 are available for a repeat here.
In terms of the 3Way football betting odds, Milan are, unsurprisingly, the favourites, with a draw available at and Lazio priced as outsiders.
One bet Biancocelesti fans may want to bank on is a first-half goal for their side, with the Rome club scoring a single goal before the interval in each of their last three competitive games and available at 2/1 to do the same here.
The more shrewd among you may also be intrigued by a half-time score bet of 1-1, which is available at the not-too-shabby price of 6/1.
These odds are all the more inviting given AC Milan’s fine goalscoring record at the San Siro of late.
A look at the recent history between these two teams suggests a draw could be a realistic prospect too, with the teams enduring stalemates in each of their last four encounters.
In these instances 1-1 was also the magic scoreline twice, so for those of you doubting Milan’s ability to score twice, or simply predicting weakened line-ups, backing a 1-1 final score at 11/2 could see you earn a tidy return.
Alternatively, those punters trusting in the attacking elements of Allegri’s side could hedge their bets by backing exactly four goals to be scored.
After all, four goals were shared the last time these two met, while the Rossoneri have scored four goals in three of their last five home encounters.
Backing exactly four goals to be scored at 19/4 covers you against multiple scoreline and brings a similarly impressive return of £143.75 when using the free £25 bet for joining bwin.com.
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