AC Milan will continue their charge toward Europa League qualification when they travel to Sampdoria on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.
The Rossoneri have been almost flawless since the return of Italian football, going 11 games unbeaten and only exiting the Coppa Italia to Juventus at the semi-final stage on away goals. It’s a run of form which has seen Milan rise to sixth in the table, sitting a point ahead of Napoli, while Stefano Pioli has done enough to earn a new contract at the San Siro.
They face a Sampdoria side terribly short of consistency in recent weeks, with Claudio Ranieri’s side throwing away a three-game winning streak to lose their last two. That said, I Blucerchiati are safe from relegation despite sitting 15th in the table, so can go into this match free of pressure.
Where to watch Sampdoria vs AC Milan on TV:
- UK: Premier Sports 1
- US: ESPN+
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Sampdoria & AC Milan’s previous line-ups:
- Sampdoria (vs Juventus): Audero; Depaoli, Yoshida, Chabot, Augello; Linetty, Thorsby, Tonelli, Jankto; Ramirez; Quagliarella.
- AC Milan (vs Atalanta): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Laxalt; Kessie, Biglia; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic.
Ranieri will be without Albin Ekdal, while Felice D’Amico remains sidelined long-term with a broken foot.
Milan will be without defensive trio Andrea Conti, Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio for their vital fixture against Sampdoria.
Player to watch: Hakan Calhanoglu
After a relatively slow return to action, Turkish playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu has exploded into form in recent weeks and has undoubtedly re-asserted himself as one of Piolo’s most important attacking pieces.
The 26-year-old netted in Milan’s 1-1 draw against Atalanta last time out, extending his record to eight direct goal involvements in his last four games, scoring three and assisting five.
With Napoli hot on their tails, Milan need to dig a result out against Sampdoria in this one and the creative and attacking exploits of Calhanoglu in the final third will play an important role in that coming to fruition.
Scoreline prediction: Sampdoria 0-2 AC Milan
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Serie A 2019/20 recent form:
- Sampdoria: WWWLL
- AC Milan: DWWWD