Milan will look to continue their resurgence under coach Gennaro Gattuso as they host an in-form Sampdoria side at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The Rossoneri will be favourites despite the visitors being unbeaten in their last five outings and sitting one place above them in the standings.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – 18 February, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Milan v Sampdoria: BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: Samp beat Milan 2-0 at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in Genova back in September – Duvan Zapata and Ricardo Alvarez both netted late on for the home side.
Milan v Sampdoria Predictions and Preview
This is arguably Serie A’s most intriguing fixture of the weekend as two European contenders who are in-form go head-to-head in Milan.
Both sides are battling for a top six spot to guarantee European football next year, and Samp currently lead Gattuso’s side by three points in the race but could be overtaken this weekend.
Sampdoria are unbeaten in their last five league outings, including three victories, after a run which had seen them lose five of their previous seven.
Milan are in their best spell of form this season – unbeaten in all nine of their matches since Christmas with six wins in that run, to propel them back into European contention.
The Milanese giants have been priced as favourites to win this game with odds of 13/17, with an unlikely away win available at 41/10 and the draw priced at 31/10.
Samp have conceded only one goal in their last three games while Milan have only let in one goal in four, with odds of 6/5 for under 2.5 goals and for under 1.5 goals the price is 18/5.
One to watch for Milan: 20-year-old forward Patrick Cutrone is the dangerman for the Rossoneri with three goals in his last two games – a double at SPAL and a strike at Ludogorets. He is available at 7/5 to score anytime.
One to watch for Sampdoria: Veteran forward Fabio Quagliarella has been in sensational form for the Genoa-based side this campaign, netting 17 league goals in 23 appearances, including 10 goals in his last 10. He is priced at 9/4 to score anytime here.
Long shot: Sampdoria beat Milan 2-0 earlier in the campaign and have recently won to nil against both Hellas Verona and Roma. Odds of 19/2 are available for them to win to nil in Milan on Sunday.