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Serie A Round 1 – Sampdoria vs AC Milan: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Serie A match between Sampdoria and AC Milan and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Sampdoria welcome AC Milan to the Luigi Ferraris Stadium for a clash in the Serie A on Monday.

Sampdoria sealed a solid ninth-place finish last season and aim for another top-half finish. On paper at least, this is possible. The Blucerchiati have strengthened over the summer with five new signings. They’ll aim to make home advantage count by springing an upset in their first game back.

AC Milan have endured a tough summer. Zlatan Ibrahimovic may still be around, but Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu’s exits will hit them hard. The Rossoneri arguably still lacks quality in the attack, suggesting another title challenge may prove difficult. Not helping matters is the loss of Ibrahimovic until September with a knee injury.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and analysis

Sampdoria boast some decent stats across their last 10 Serie A fixtures. The Blucerchiati hit the target 1.4 times on average per game, scoring 14 goals along the way. They conceded 12 goals, an average of 1.2 per game, and claimed 4 clean sheets in those matches.

AC Milan, on the other hand, resume their latest campaign with splendid stats in their last 10 Serie A outings. The Bavarians hit the target 2.1 times on average per game, scoring 21 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 8 goals, an average of 0.8 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.

Facts and figures for Sampdoria vs AC Milan

Fun stats Sampdoria

  • Sampdoria unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Sampdoria unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Sampdoria scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Sampdoria’s last 2 of 4 matches.

Fun stats AC Milan

  • AC Milan unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
  • AC Milan has won the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
  • AC Milan has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • AC Milan has won in the last 7 of 8 matches when playing away.

Form Guides

Sampdoria look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 final outings last season, Roberto D’Aversa’s side achieved a 1-0 win against Udinese and went on to a 3-0 win against Parma. Their latest game produced a 3-2 win against Alessandria.

Their upcoming match presents yet another opportunity for AC Milan to end their miserable run of results. In their 3 final outings last season, Stefano Pioli’s side achieved a 7-0 win against Torino and went on to a dull 0-0 draw at Cagliari. Their latest game produced a 2-0 win against Atalanta.

Sampdoria v AC Milan Fixture History

When these two clubs last played against each other – on 3 April 2021 – they both came away with a point in a 1-1 draw.

Sampdoria go into their upcoming match against AC Milan with a 3-2-5 record in recent meetings in Serie A.

Top goalscorer

Sampdoria will be looking to Fabio Quagliarella to find the net once again. He is on 3 of their last 6 matches. Ante Rebic, meanwhile, has certainly delivered the goods for AC Milan in recent matches, although Franck Kessie is the man to supply the most goals lately at San Siro.