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AC Milan vs Sampdoria Live Stream, Predictions
Sampdoria head to Stadio San Siro on Saturday for the Serie A showdown with hosts AC Milan.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for AC Milan v Sampdoria are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
📏 Form Guide
AC Milan will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-0 Champions League losing effort in their last game against Inter Milan.
In that game, AC Milan managed 56% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Inter Milan got 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Lautaro Martínez (74') was the scorer for Inter Milan.
Under three goals per match were recorded in 6 of the last 6 meetings where AC Milan have taken part. In terms of the goal split from this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 7 while AC Milan managed a tally of 4. Let’s see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, AC Milan:
- have not lost a league tie with Sampdoria in their previous 7 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Sampdoria drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Empoli.
In that match, Sampdoria managed 42% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Sampdoria was Alessandro Zanoli (34'). Empoli had 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Roberto Piccoli (93') scored for Empoli.
It is worth noting that Sampdoria have failed to get amongst the goals over their last six games, recording the disappointing return of just 3. In those fixtures, i Blucerchiati have also seen the overall goal tally against them equal 12.
Their prior results show that Sampdoria:
- haven't won against AC Milan when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not good at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 9 league games. Very poor, indeed.
🤜🤛 Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs going back to 29/07/2020 reveals that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Sampdoria. They’ve not managed to get any wins at all while AC Milan have just been too good for them, finishing as winners in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
In all, 15 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 11 from i Rossoneri and 4 coming from i Blucerchiati. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Serie A match day 6 on 10/09/2022 when it finished Sampdoria 1-2 AC Milan.
On that occasion, Sampdoria managed 57% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Filip Đuričić (57').
For their opponents, AC Milan got 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Junior Messias (6') and Olivier Giroud (67') scored.
The referee was Michael Fabbri.
🗞️ Team News: AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Calf Injury) and Ismaël Bennacer (Knee Surgery) aren’t available for AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli.
It seems likely that i Rossoneri could use a 4-2-3-1 formation and select Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Rade Krunic, Sandro Tonali, Junior Messias, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud.
📰 Team News: Sampdoria
Sampdoria manager Dejan Stanković has to currently contend with reduced team options. Gerard Yepes (Unknown Injury), Ignacio Pussetto (Knee Surgery), Andrea Conti (tendon irritation) and Emil Audero (Shoulder Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We reckon that i Blucerchiati appear most likely to begin the game with a 3-4-1-2 formation, starting Nicola Ravaglia, Alessandro Zanoli, Koray Guenter, Bram Nuytinck, Mehdi Leris, Tommaso Augello, Harry Winks, Tomas Rincon, Filip Djuricic, Manolo Gabbiadini and Fabio Quagliarella.
In our opinion, AC Milan have it within them to have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
However, Sampdoria could well find it tough to get shooting opportunities although we do think it’s probable that they will be scoring as well.
Our tip is for a decent 3-1 victory for AC Milan come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 00:42 16/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Siro (80,018)
Captain: Davide Calabria
Chairman: Paolo Scaroni
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Competitions: Serie A position 5, Supercoppa (Final), Champions League (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Brahim Díaz
Regularly taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Brahim Díaz was born in Málaga, Spain. Having played his first senior match for Manchester City in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 5 league goals in this Serie A 2022 - 2023 season so far in 30 appearances.
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