Milan vs Sampdoria: Match preview
Few people expected Milan to play this bad this season, and the best indicator for that is certainly the table. It is showing that this team is currently ranked 11th in the table, which is below every level when it comes to their ambitions, and they are certainly European.
As for Sampdoria after the initial agony, this team has provided much better games since the new coach came. In the last round, Sampdoria unfortunately suffered a defeat on their pitch against Juventus. Still, they were far from being shamed in that match.
Milan team news:
Milan fans are in no way able to welcome the return to the top of Italian football. After poor performance and results under Giampaolo, the team stabilized with the arrival of new coach. Still, thanks to a catastrophic defeat in Bergamo, they started the winter break with much bitterness.
The desperate presentation was made by Milan against Atalanta and goalkeeper Donnarumma eventually had to get the ball out of his net five times. Considering that Milan welcomed the winter break at a modest position in the championship standings, it was clear that the immediate reaction of the club management was expected at the beginning of the transition period. It came in the form of bringing veteran Ibrahimovic, who should solve the big problems of the team with efficiency.
Probable lineup: G.Donnarumma, Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Kessie, Bennacer, Bonaventura, Suso, Ibrahimović, Calhanoglu.
Sampdoria team news:
Sampdoria alongside Milan is one of the biggest disappointments of the first part of the season. The team from Genoa was expected to fight for European positions, but the reality is a bitter struggle to stay in the league.
Sampdoria hasn’t functioned under Di Francesca, so was replaced by an experienced Ranieri on the bench. Neither can he boast of overly good results in recent weeks. Namely, with the elimination from the Cup thanks to the defeat of Cagliari, they recorded three defeats in the last four championship games.
For fans, such a negative result is easier, however, when one knows that in December the only success Ranieri’s team had was against the hated city rival is Genoa.
Probable lineup: Audero, Bereszynski, Murillo, Colley, Murru, Depaoli, Ekdal, Vieira, Linetty, Gabbiadini, Quagliarella.
Both teams are in a bad shape. Still, Milan is in a great advantage. Who knows, maybe this will be a match that will change everything. That is why our opinion is that Milan will defeat Sampdoria.
Where to watch:
TV Channels: Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), beIN Sport (Fra), beIN Sport (Tur), CMore Fotboll (Swe), Digi Sport 2 (Hun), Digi Sport 2 (Rom), Digi Sport 3 (Cze/Svk), Eleven Sports 1 (Pol), Match! Futbol, Nova Sports (Hel), Ruutu, Sport TV (Por), TeleClub Sport, Telekom Sport (Rom).
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