Sampdoria Milan kick off at 2:45pm
The action will come live from the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Make sure you check out the match commentary here.
AC Milan have won three of their last five matches, and put in a good display in Turin despite falling on the day. Samp have won just one in their last five, overcoming none other than Juventus in the Serie A last week.
The Rossoneri have had a tough time with Sampdoria in recent years, both clubs sporting a 2-2-1 record in the last five encounters. Let’s take a look at Max Allegri’s men.
AC Milan: Abbiati, Amelia, Gabriel, Abate, Acerbi, De Sciglio, Mexes, Zapata, Ambrosini, Boateng, Constant, Emanuelson, Flamini, Montolivo, Nocerino, Traorè, Bojan, El Shaarawy, Niang, Robinho.
Sampdoria will line up in a 4-3-3. I believe Milan could do well to deploy the same formation with the lineup below as my favorite squad for the match day.
In goal, Abbiati.
Across the back line from right to left, De Sciglio, Zapata, Mexes, Constant
Prince on the right, Nocerino on the left, and Montolivo sitting a little deeper in the middle.
El Shaarawy will play up front on the left, Bojan on the right wing, and I’d like to see Niang feature as a target man. He displayed good movement and was threatening in the air versus Juventus. I think he offers a different threat that would pair well with the pacey wingers on either side of him. Montolivo will orchestrate, Nocerino provides some steel, and Boateng has ben looking very qucik on the turn.
We will see how Allegri does against a tricky Sampdoria. Milan are picking up speed and it could not come sooner, with each match a must win for the Rossoneri. I’ll see you here at kickoff!
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