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  • April 16, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: D. Celi
  • • Attendance: 51000
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Serie A preview: AC Milan - Sampdoria

Serie A preview: AC Milan - Sampdoria

The league leaders will look to continue their title march by brushing aside struggling Sampdoria at San Siro

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Yepes, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Flamini, Van Bommel, Boateng; Seedorf; Robinho, Pato

AC Milan


Sampdoria:  Curci; Volta, Gastaldello, Martinez; Guberti, Tissone, Palombo, Poli, Ziegler; Pozzi, Maccarone

Sampdoria


DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • AC Milan have picked up only one point in their last two encounters with Sampdoria.
  • The league leaders have only lost once in the calendar year.
  • The San Siro club are undefeated this season when they score first.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic is suspended for Saturday's match after receiving his marching orders last weekend against Fiorentina.
  • Sampdoria are winless in their last eight games.
  • The Genoa outdit gave been held scoreless in 18 Serie A matches this season.
  • Daniele Mannini will miss the match through suspension.
  • Samp have not scored in their last eight encounters on the road.

LAST MEETING



November 27, 2010: Sampdoria 1-1 Milan


Milan were in control for large portions of the first half and took a deserved lead two minutes before the interval thanks to Robinho.

The Rossoneri were then pegged back in the second half when Giampaolo Pazzini's shot from close range left Milan 'keeper Christian Abbiati with no chance and the visitors had to be content with a draw at the Luigi Ferraris.

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Players to watch

Alexandre Pato

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The 21-year-old has three goals in his last two games and is hitting his stride just in time for the home stretch of the season. With Ibrahimovic suspended, Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri will count on the Brazilian to provide the firepower upfront.

M. Maccarone

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The Italian forward has scored just two goals since his move to Samp in late January and needs to rediscover his scoring touch soon if the Blucerchiati are to avoid relegation. Maccarone scored last week in the 2-1 loss to Lecce and will look to find the back of the net once more against the league leaders at San Siro.

Editor's Prediction

Milan will be without talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic but still possess enough talent in their ranks to breeze past an overmatched Samp side who seemed destined for the drop.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Milan

Sampdoria

Wins
2
3
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

AC Milan MIL
AC Milan Milan
Draw
UC Sampdoria SAM
UC Sampdoria Sampdoria
94%

Top 3 Predictions

AC Milan MIL
3 - 0
UC Sampdoria SAM
AC Milan MIL
2 - 0
UC Sampdoria SAM
AC Milan MIL
4 - 0
UC Sampdoria SAM

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