SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Lazio's Serie A showdown with AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday night.
Lazio vs AC Milan (Monday, 19:45)
Lazio will be looking to bounce back in the fight for a top-four finish when they play host to AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday night.
After racking up five wins on the spin, Simeone Inzaghi's side were savaged 5-2 at Napoli on Thursday night, a setback that could have consequences for their Champions League qualification credentials.
The capital club currently occupy sixth-place in the Serie A standings and a return to Europe's top table next term is beginning to look out of reach.
AC Milan, on the other hand, also lost in midweek, and after a strong start to the season, the San Siro side are no longer sure of securing Champions League qualification
If we combine over one match goal and each team to receive over one card we will be presented with an eye-catching even-money (1/1) shot with Bet 365.
A league-high 31 of AC Milan's 32 Serie A matches this season have produced two or more goals, while all but four of Lazio's league games have generated two or more strikes.
In fact, all 15 of Milan's Serie A road trips this season so far have seen two or more match goals scored, not to mention over 1.5 goal backers would have been rewarded in 13/15 Lazio home games this term.
With that in mind, I'm more than happy to side with over one goal at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday night, but in order to boost up the price, I'll also back each team to see over one card.
Lazio are the most ill-disciplined side in Italy's top flight this term, with their 2.77 card per game average, a figure that increases to a lofty 3.13 when playing at their Rome base.
AC Milan, meanwhile, are averaging up 2.34 cards per 90 minutes this season, and given that this clash could be crucial in the fight for a top-four finish, I'm happy to back each team to pick up at least a couple of bookings here.
What's more, referee Daniele Orsato is averaging 5.23 cards per game in Serie A this season, and it's also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination clicked in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
- Over 1 Match Goal, Over 1 Lazio Card & Over 1 AC Milan Card – Bet Builder – 1/1 (Bet 365)