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AC Milan visit Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday for the Serie A clash with home team Sampdoria.
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Sampdoria will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 2-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Juventus.
In that match, Sampdoria managed 38% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, Juventus got 16 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Cristiano Ronaldo (45') and Federico Bernardeschi (67') scored for Juventus.
It has been seldom in recent games where Sampdoria have shown defensive steel. The facts show that i Blucerchiati have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals along the way. Historical results aside, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern will continue on here in this game.
Going into this one, Sampdoria have not lost a league tie with AC Milan in their last 2 games.
In the game prior to this, AC Milan drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Atalanta.
In that game, AC Milan had 47% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for AC Milan was Hakan Çalhanoğlu (14'). For their opponents, Atalanta got 16 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Duván Zapata (34') was the scorer for Atalanta.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen clashes, AC Milan have bagged a total of 17 goals. i Rossoneri have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have seen 8 goals scored by their opponents.
Looking at the pre-match facts, AC Milan:
- have not emerged victorious against Sampdoria in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 24/09/2017 shows that Sampdoria have won 2 of these games and AC Milan 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 11 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 of them for i Blucerchiati and 6 being from i Rossoneri. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Serie A match day 18 on 06/01/2020 when it finished AC Milan 0-0 Sampdoria.
In that game, AC Milan managed 68% possession and 19 shots at goal with 8 on target.
Sampdoria got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Davide Massa.
Team News: Sampdoria
Alex Ferrari (Fitness) and Felice D'Amico (Foot Injury) won’t be able to feature for Sampdoria gaffer Claudio Ranieri. Morten Thorsby will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In our view, i Blucerchiati look set to go for a 4-4-1-1 system this time, beginning the first half with Emil Audero, Tommaso Augello, Julian Chabot, Maya Yoshida, Lorenzo Tonelli, Jakub Jankto, Ronaldo Vieira, Karol Linetty, Fabio Depaoli, Gaston Ramirez and Fabio Quagliarella.
Team News: AC Milan
Milan manager Stefano Pioli has not got a full squad to pick from. Andrea Conti (Knee Injury), Alessio Romagnoli (Disrupted Calf Muscle) and Mateo Musacchio (Ankle Surgery) are not ready for selection.
We believe i Rossoneri appear most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, starting the game with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Davide Calabria, Simon Kjær, Matteo Gabbia, Diego Laxalt, Lucas Biglia, Franck Yannick Kessie, Alexis Saelemaekers, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ante Rebic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
We’re envisaging that Sampdoria will need to push hard to get anything against this AC Milan team who should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for AC Milan at the conclusion of the game.
Should be a close one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Fabio Quagliarella
Chairman: Massimo Ferrero
Manager: Claudio Ranieri
Competitions: Serie A position 15
⭐ Key Man: Gastón Ramírez
Regularly used in the Striker position, Gastón Ramírez was born in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Having played his first senior match for Peñarol in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 7 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date from a total of 25 appearances.