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AC Milan vs Sampdoria Prediction & Match Preview


AC Milan vs Sampdoria Prediction & Match Preview



03 April 2021 11:30 UK/ 12:30 CET Serie A San Siro

Milan will be looking to keep their Scudetto hopes alive when they take on Sampdoria at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Matchday 29. 

The Rossoneri recorded a very important 3-2 win over Fiorentina before the international break, but they face yet another must-win situation against La Samp. 

Ante Rebic remains on the sidelines through suspension, while Calabria, Romagnoli, and Mandzukic are all sidelined through injuries.

Rafael Leao, on the other hand, will be assessed ahead of the match. Sampdoria quickly bounced back from a 3-1 loss to Bologna, with the team beating Torino thanks to Antonio Candreva’s goal. 

Claudio Ranieri’s men, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Stefano Pioli’s troops. 

Torregrossa is definitely out of contention with injury, while Ekdal is a major doubt. In the first half of the season Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co. defeated Sampdoria in Genoa 2-1.

AC Milan vs Sampdoria Head-to-head

Teams AC Milan Sampdoria played so far 38 matches.
AC Milan won 23 direct matches. Sampdoria won 8 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.26 goals per Match.

AC Milan vs Sampdoria Prediction

AC Milan in actual season average scored 2.00 goals per match. In 22 (88.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 17 (68.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Sampdoria average scored 1.45 goals per match in season 2021. In 15 (88.24%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (64.71%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Even though Milan's debilitating injury list has continued to shorten, Stefano Pioli has forwards Rafael Leao and Mario Mandzukic missing this weekend, with defensive pair Alessandro Romagnoli and Davide Calabria also likely to sit out through injury. Impressive loanee Fikayo Tomori will continue in Romagnoli's place and Pierre Kalulu should start at right-back.

Spain Under-21 international Brahim Diaz picked up a knock while away with La Rojita, so must be passed fit before taking a place on the bench, while Ante Rebic has overcome a hip problem and also seen a two-match ban reduced on appeal, making him a strong contender to start in the trio behind central striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ismael Bennacer is ready to re-form his formidable partnership with Franck Kessie in central midfield, following lingering injury concerns, so Sandro Tonali is expected to drop out of the XI.

Midfield regular Albin Ekdal is visiting coach Claudio Ranieri's most serious concern ahead of the trip to Lombardy, as the Swedish midfielder suffered a thigh injury during the recent World Cup Qualifiers.

Both Jakub Jankto, of the Czech Republic, and Denmark's Premier League-linked Mikkel Damsgaard scored while representing their nations and could feature on the flanks for Sampdoria, with Adrien Silva partnering Morten Thorsby in the centre, given Ekdal's potential absence.

Fresh from signing a new five-year contract, striker Manolo Gabbiadini will compete with Fabio Quagliarella and Keita Balde for the nod in Ranieri's front pairing.

Starting lineups: