Milan vs Sampdoria by Enzo
Improvement is obvious with Milan now, as the side comes from another victory this time away from home against Spal in one of their better performances this season as they took a three pointer in a 0:4 win. Cutrone opened up the opponent already in second minute, while the team didn't stop attack once they had the lead, limiting their hosts to a very passive role.
They showed all of their class more and more as the time progressed, scoring three goals in last twenty five minutes - Cutrone, Biglia and Borini one each. This was sixth consecutive game in Serie A without defeat, as Milan now stands at seventh position with three points less than Europa League placed and tonight's opponents from Genoa.
They also won over Ludogorets 3:0 away from home in the Europa League game last Thursday and probably already secured progress further, while with another setback from Inter this Saturday, they might be back even to Champions League tickets race in case they continue performing well - making this game must win for them.
Milan should continue in 4-3-3 formation with Calhanoglu, Cutrone and Suso as forwards. Midfielder Franck Kessie (24/4) is suspended, while right back Andrea Conti (2/0) can't play due injury. Same goes for forward Nikola Kalinic (19/4) while Patrick Cutrone is now considered their first choice in attack.
Sampdoria is continuing in a very good form, as the side comes from a 2:0 home victory over Verona last Sunday afternoon. It was all about team from Genoa in that one and it was a wonder that they didn't lead at the halftime.
However, the side improved even more in second, taking the lead via Barreto in 50th minute, but needing all the way till 85th and a penalty kick taken by Quagliarella in order to seal the victory. This was their fifth consecutive game without defaet (three victories and two draws), as the side stands at sixth position with seven points less than Champions League ticket placed Inter.
Visitors are set to play in 4-3-1-2 formation with Zapata and Quagliarella as forwards, plus Ramirez as central offensive midfielder. Goalkeeper Vid Belec (13/0) is suspended, with injured being offensive midfielder Dennis Praet (20/0).
- AC Milan have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Sampdoria.
Samporia is a quality side, no question about that, but were also a bit lucky in previous weeks at times. Away from home they are far away from a real force and now with the right momentum finally for Milan, I can't see them walking away with something. If the hosts show anything close to their finishing touch from previous two matches, it will be really hard to stop them.