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Sampdoria journey to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday for the Serie A game with hosts AC Milan.
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AC Milan, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 2-3 Serie A success against Fiorentina.
In that game, AC Milan had 61% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For AC Milan, goals were scored by Zlatan Ibrahimović (9'), Brahim Díaz (57') and Hakan Çalhanoğlu (72'). At the other end, Fiorentina had 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Erick Pulgar (17') and Franck Ribéry (51') scored for Fiorentina.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that AC Milan have kept a clean sheet. In fact, i Rossoneri have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 6 goals along the way.
A look at their previous results shows us that AC Milan:
- have not lost a league tie with Sampdoria in their last 3 games.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Sampdoria will go into this match following on from a 1-0 Serie A win as they beat Torino in their most recent game.
In that game, Sampdoria had 35% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Sampdoria was Antonio Candreva (25'). Torino had 12 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Looking at their form, and Sampdoria have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. Defensively, i Blucerchiati have seen their frailties exposed. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, though.
Leading up to this clash, Sampdoria:
- haven't won against AC Milan when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 28/10/2018 shows that AC Milan have won 4 of these games & Sampdoria 1, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 11 of them for i Rossoneri and 5 created by i Blucerchiati. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league match between these clubs was Serie A match day 10 on 06/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Sampdoria 1-2 AC Milan.
That time, Sampdoria had 37% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Albin Ekdal (82').
AC Milan got 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Franck Kessié (45') and Samu Castillejo (77') scored.
The match was refereed by Gianpolo Calvarese.
Team News: AC Milan
Alessio Romagnoli (Calf Injury), Mario Mandzukic (Muscular problems), Daniel Maldini (Unknown Injury), Ante Rebic (Problems with the hip flexor), Rafael Leão (Muscle Injury) and Davide Calabria (Meniscal Injury) won’t be able to feature for Milan gaffer Stefano Pioli. Ante Rebic cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Sampdoria
Sampdoria manager Claudio Ranieri has not got a full squad to pick from. Albin Ekdal (Muscular problems) and Karlo Letica (Corona virus) won’t be making appearances.
Our thinking is that AC Milan will most probably fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they line up against Sampdoria, who won’t find it easy getting goals.
Our selection here is for a comfortable 2-0 win for AC Milan when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (78,275)
Captain: Alessio Romagnoli
Chairman: Paolo Scaroni
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Competitions: Serie A position 2, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Rafael Leão
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Rafael Leão was born in Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for Sporting Lisbon in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has hit 5 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in 22 appearances.