Sampdoria vs AC Milan predictions ahead of Saturday’s Coppa Italia clash. Can the Rossoneri repeat last season’s run to the cup final? Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.
Sampdoria vs AC Milan Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Sampdoria Draw No Bet @ 21/20
Sampdoria 2-1 @ 19/2
Reason For Sampdoria vs AC Milan Betting Tips
AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has survived the winter break, mostly thanks to Gonzalo Higuain. The forward helped them to a vital win over SPAL in December, as they ended 2018 on a high with a victory. That returned the side to winning ways after a tough run, which cranked up the pressure on the Rossoneri boss. He’s hoping for better in 2019, with January bringing the Italian Super Cup clash with Juventus and the start of the Coppa Italia. However, the Milan giants face a tough trip in this last 16 clash.
Sampdoria will be looking to continue the great form they showed heading into the winter break, which lifted them into the European reckoning. They finished 2018 with a loss, but also with one of their most encouraging performances. They lost 2-1 against Juventus, but the champions needed some vital interventions from VAR to prevent the underdogs seizing a point in Turin. They showed a real attacking verve against the champions, something they’ll hope to build on when they return to action for the first time this year.
Milan have been left in fifth place after the first half of the campaign, but there’s a lot going for them at this stage of the campaign. While their Europa League exit was a blow, a streamlined fixture list is a boost. They make this trip looking for a third place in the final in four seasons. They also have silverware to fight for this month, with a trip to the Middle East on Wednesday as they face Juve in the Super Cup. However, will they open 2019 with a victory?
This is a tough trip for Milan, who have yet to win at a top half side in Serie A this term. They have done enough to move within a point of the top four, but in big games like this, there’s still some doubt surrounding them. They lost 2-0 in a trip to this ground last season, and we expect Milan to struggle here again. Samp gave them a stern test at San Siro this term, and the hosts are a much tougher side at their own ground.
Samp have won their last four games at home, scoring 10 times in that run. They’ve carried that form into recent away trips while proving their ability against the best side in Italy in their last game. Samp have won 10 of their last 11 home matches in the Coppa Italia, while the visitors are winless in their last five on the road in all competitions. Having won just two of their nine away trips in Serie A, this should be tough for the Rossoneri. As a result, we’re backing the hosts on the Draw No Bet market.
Head to Head
These two played out a five goal thriller in their meeting in October, with Milan narrowly edging that clash at home.
Sampdoria Team News
Bartosz Bereszynski is closing in on a return to the first team, which would leave Sampdoria injury-free.
AC Milan Team News
The winer break hasn't fixed all of Milan's problems, as they have long-term absentees in Mattia Caldara, Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura.
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Sampdoria vs AC Milan Stats
- Over 2.5 goals has landed in seven of Samp’s last eight games in this competition.
- Milan have scored 62% of their league goals at home this term.
- 75% of Milan’s Serie A defeats this term have come by a single goal.
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