Prediction and odds for the game: Sampdoria (9/2) v AC Milan (17/4)
We are backing the away win
When: Wednesday, 29th July 2020, Kick-off 18:30
Where: The Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris
On Wednesday evening, Sampdoria host AC Milan at the Stade Comunale Luigi Ferraris in Serie A, in a game that could prove crucial to the visitor’s chances of landing a top-six spot.
The Blucerchiati have endured a difficult campaign in the Italian Serie A. They are 15th place in the table with just two gameweeks remaining. Despite their relatively lowly position in the table, they have already secured their status in the Italian top-flight for next season.
Samp’s recent league form has been patchy, to say the least. They head into this encounter after two straight defeats against city rivals Genoa and last time out champions Juventus. Those defeats came on the back of three straight wins, which effectively sealed their spot in Serie A for next season.
Sampdoria’s Serie A outings have certainly not lacked goals of late, as 13 of their last 15 league outings have produced over 2.5 goals. All of their last 15 league games have produced at least two goals too.
The home side’s recent league form on home soil has been inconsistent, as they have won three and lost two of their previous five Serie A games on home soil.
The Rossoneri have enjoyed a good run of form since the restart, as they are nine matches unbeaten since the break, having recorded six wins in the process. A 1-1 draw against Atalanta last time out also ended a three-game winning run in the Italian top-flight for the Rossoneri. In truth, though, the result was a respectable considering Atalanta’s recent good form.
The recent upturn in form has lifted Milan into the Europa League spots. However, they are just a point above Napoli, who have enjoyed a big turnaround in fortunes under former Milan icon Gennaro Gattuso. With just two league games remaining, the race for sixth spot is still tight and could go to the final day of the season.
Milan are unbeaten in their previous six away games in the Italian top-flight, having won three and drawn three of their last six league games on their travels. The Rossoneri have also been prolific on the road in the Italian top-flight, scoring at least two goals in their previous five matches.
Sampdoria have very little to play for in this clash, while Milan will want to record a victory to help their bid for a top-six finish. We are backing the Rossoneri to record a victory. The over 2.5 goals scored seems a no-brainer in this clash considering both teams recent high-scoring games in Serie A.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 17/4 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/13. (All odds are taken from Bet365)
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