Game: Sampdoria – Milan
Date: 23 February, Sunday 2014 year
Start time: 14:00 GMT
Sampdoria hosts Milan in game from 25th round in Seria A. Before this match “il Doria” is on 12th position in standings with 28 points, while “The Red and Blacks” are on 10th position with 32 points.
Sampdoria arrive into the fixture on the back of mixed results, having seen their three game unbeaten run come to an end against title chasers Roma.
Since his induction on the bench, Sinisa Mihajlovic has offered more stability and purpose to the Blucerchiati and they are no longer fighting for their Serie A status but rather a position in the top half of the table.
Victories over Genoa and Cagliari, coupled with a draw to Bologna, have put them four points short of their next adversary, making a win even more crucial for them. Sampdoria traditionally hold an impressive record against Milan and are more than worthy and capable of toppling over the applecart.
Clarence Seedorf returned back to his old hunting ground of the Champions League on Wednesday evening but this time it was in a different capacity to his previous outings. Debuting on the bench after an unmatched history as a player, the Dutchman saw his side fall to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid.
And even though Milan’s time in the competition may be hanging by a thread, there were so many positives to take from the match. Ricky Kaka was back to his potent best despite having been sick in the build-, while new signings Adel Taarabt and Michael Essien seem to be fitting in well.
Facts before match:
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 12 of AC Milan’s last 14 away games in Serie A.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Sampdoria’s last 6 home games in Serie A.
Sampdoria have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against AC Milan in all competitions.
Sampdoria are undefeated in their last 6 home matches in Serie A.