Sampdoria vs AC Milan Match Prediction: August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021 9:45 pm
Date & Time: August 24th, 2021 – 00:15 (IST)
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa.
Two giants of the Italian game do battle on the opening day, with Sampdoria looking to get one over the big boys as they host AC Milan.
Both sides will be looking for improved campaigns upon last year and getting off to a fast start could be vital with such change across the sides in Serie A over the summer.
Sampdoria lacked consistency at times in Serie A last season and Roberto D’Aversa is the man entrusted with steading the ship.
9th place is not where Sampdoria fans or players would have hoped to finish last season, but they will be looking to turn things around quickly this year.
Young centre-back Julian Chabot is integral at the heart of the Sampdoria defence and he will be looking to orchestrate proceedings.
Antonio Candreva and Mikkel Damsgaard are pivotal in the engine room for Sampdoria and they are influential in both boxes.
Fabio Quagliarella continues to have an impact for Sampdoria on every game he plays and whether he starts or comes off the bench, he will be their principal goal threat, while Manolo Gabbiadini is a proven Serie A striker.
In all the chaos going on around them in Serie A, AC Milan have been a picture of calmness during the pre-season and they will be hoping to wrestle back the initiative from the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan this term.
Stefano Pioli still finds himself in charge at the San Siro and he will be eager to get off to a fast start this term in the league.
French keeper Mike Maignan is the new man in between the sticks for AC and he will need to be at his very best from the outset this term.
Simon Kjaer and Fikayo Tomori will be the pillars in central defence that Milan fans will be hoping can keep opposition attacks at bay this term.
Sandro Tonali is an exciting prospect in the heart of the midfield for AC and he will be tasked with providing creativity and industry in equal measure.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to be the talisman for AC Milan and the presence of new recruit Olivier Giroud alongside him bodes well for Milan as they head into the new season.
Sampdoria vs AC Milan Match Odds
Sampdoria – $4.3
AC Milan – $1.96
Draw – $3.6
Sampdoria vs AC Milan Best Bets
|Olivier Giroud to score anytime||$2.95|
|Both teams to score in the match – YES||$2.05|
|Over 2.5 goals in the game||$2.25|
|AC Milan to win the match||$1.96|
Sampdoria vs AC Milan – Match Prediction
This should be a superb curtain-raiser in Genoa, with Sampdoria sure to be up for the challenge of taking on AC Milan.
Milan, however, have enjoyed a good pre-season and with confidence high in the camp, they should pick up all three points on the opening day here.
Predicted Result: AC Milan to win the match – $1.96
Predicted Correct Score: Sampdoria 1 – 2 AC Milan – $8.50