Sampdoria gear up for the Serie A visit of Milan as both clubs eye respective European finishes. Doria sit three points off Lazio in sixth while the Rossoneri will be determined to come away with the spoils after their disappointing Derby della Madonnina defeat against Inter.
Where and when: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa – 30 March, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Sampdoria vs. Milan: FreeSports
Last time: The sides were involved in an epic five-goal thriller back in October. Patrick Cutrone and Riccardo Saponara traded early goals before Fabio Quagliarella and Gonzalo Higuain got in on the act. Skipper Alessio Romagnoli broke the hearts of the travelling fans with a last gasp winner.
|Cutrone to score last||7/1||Offer|
|Milan to win 2-1||8/1||Offer|
|Over 5.5 goals||18/1||Offer|
Sampdoria vs. Milan Predictions and Preview
Two of Serie A’s deadliest hotshots go head-to-head with both individual and collective objectives at stake. Evergreen forward Fabio Quagliarella, who capped his return to the national team with a brace against Liechtenstein, continues to amaze the Serie A audience with his performances week in, week out. The 36-year-old leads the way in the goalscoring standings with 21 goals, with Krzysztof Piatek trailing with 19 efforts.
The duo are battling it out with Cristiano Ronaldo, though the Portuguese forward is likely to miss the next three rounds of action and it could open up in to a two-horse race depending on how the attackers fare over the next fortnight.
Quagliarella is priced at 3/1 to open the scoring against Milan and the Neapolitan will certainly get his chances. Only four sides have scored more goals than Sampdoria and the Rossoneri must be mindful that Quagliarella is not the only threat for the hosts. Doria 11/5 to claim all three points and 21/10 to pick up a draw.
Visitors Milan have enjoyed a positive 2019 despite the recent loss to their neighbours. Gennaro Gattuso’s men hold fourth place but with Inter’s ongoing troubles on and off the pitch, the Rossoneri would strongly fancy their chances of finishing above Luciano Spalletti’s squad.
Piatek is 10/3 to strike first and will be buoyed after his winner for Poland against Austria. Milan are 27/20 to secure victory, which would maintain their advantage over fellow Champions League hopefuls Roma and Lazio.
One to watch for Sampdoria: Manolo Gabbiadini has a knack for late goals, both from his time at Southampton and in Italy. The striker is 7/1 to score last.
One to watch for Milan: Lucas Paqueta is already a fan favourite and the Brazilian offers something different to the strength and physicality of Franck Kessie and Tiémoué Bakayoko. The talented playmaker is 11/1 in the last scorer betting.
Long shot: On paper, this clash has all the makings of a classic and it shouldn’t disappoint with the talent on display. Both clubs play an attractive brand of football and Sampdoria have proven they are a match for the very best sides on home soil. An exhilarating 3-3 final score is available at 100/1.