Sampdoria vs AC Milan
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Sampdoria host Milan in the high-profile clash of the last 16 round in Coppa Italia on Saturday evening at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
Unlike Rossoneri who are making their debut in this term of the competition, Le Samp had to jump over two obstacles to reach this stage and book the AC Milan tie. Sampdoria eliminated fellow Serie A side SPAL 2-1 in the previous round in early-December last year.
The hosts came on the brink of the top-six in the league ladder after a fine spell of three consecutive wins in Serie A. It came to an end in the last match of the year against defending champions Juventus away in Turin.
But the head coach Marco Giampaolo has reasons to be satisfied with that display as well. The Samps offered a super strong resistance against Cristiano Ronaldo & company and they well deserved at least a point at Allianz Stadium on the occasion.
Sampdoria vs AC Milan Head-to-head
Milan lead the head to head tie by 14 wins coming into 45th meeting with Le Samp.
Rossoneri picked up a 3-2 victory in a five-goal thriller when teams met each other in late-October at San Siro.
It was the only clash which saw goals scored at both ends in six H2H games between the two likes.
Sampdoria vs AC Milan Prediction
Giampaolo’s men are enjoying a decent attacking form coming into this tie. They scored two or more goals in six successive games before the mentioned 2-1 loss to Juventus in the previous league round. They could easily keep it going here against Milan who have been anything but impressive throughout the entire season.
Rossoneri barely managed to see off the struggling SPAL 2-1 at home in the previous Matchday thanks to a comeback secured by Samu Castillejo and Gonzalo Higuain. They were previously winless in five straight games in all competitions. Milan are also without a victory in past five matches on the road.
The value is with Sampdoria who are 1.57 not to lose the home match against Milan here.
Sampdoria vs AC Milan Bet Tips
Sampdoria or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7)
Sampdoria Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).