Stadium: San Siro (Milano)
Referee: Daniele Chiffi
13.02.2022 14:30 MSK
Milan has won two successive victories, beating Inter in the derby and beating Lazio with a score of 4:0 in the Italian Cup. Will Stefano Pioli's side be able to repeat their success after a home game against Sampdoria? Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
His name is Olivier Giroud. In the absence of the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic, the Frenchman had an enormous responsibility. And the experienced forward coped with it brilliantly in two crucial matches. First, Giroud made the difference in the Milan derby, finding and carrying out not one but two scoring chances in three minutes. In six minutes, he scored a double in the Italian Cup quarter-final against Lazio. It looks like Milan has a new Ibra. If Zlatan helped the Rossoneri return to the Italian top flight in his time, Giroud is now helping the Red and Blacks stay in the top flight.
Thanks to Olivier Giroud, Milan are still among the top contenders for the Scudetto, despite all their squad problems. The Rossoneri are third in the Serie A standings at the end of 24 rounds, but only one point behind the still leading Inter.
Milan won last week's derby against Inter, but Sampdoria also won a remarkable win. The Genoese unexpectedly beat a tough Sassuolo side at home (4:0). The long-serving Sampa veterans, led by Fabio Quagliarella, were delighted to see Marco Giampaolo return to the bench. The 54-year-old left Sampdoria in 2019, leaving the Genoa fans fond of him. Interestingly, Giampaolo took charge of AC Milan but only lasted a few rounds as the Red and Blacks coach.
With a new-old coach at Sampa, there will be more confident in the future. Although the Genoa side lost narrowly to La Spezia in the first game, their defeat to Sassuolo should strengthen their faith. Just five points behind, Sampdoria is still dangerously close to the relegation zone. The players' belief in success in such a problematic situation certainly does not hurt the team.Watch Free Live Stream
Expert Betting Tips
Milan has won two games in a row against powerful opponents. It's a great result, but don't overestimate that success either. In the derby against Inter, the Rossoneri played terribly and, without the controversial decisions of Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi and the scoring genius of Olivier Giroud, they would not have avoided defeat. The defeat to Lazio in the Cup was both a game in another tournament, and there is still a lack of understanding between coach Sarri and the Biancocelesti players. It is unlikely that Stefano Pioli's team will have an easy time against Sampdoria.
Sampdoria come to the San Siro in high spirits. The old Giampaolo acquaintance and a dramatic win against Sassuolo in the previous fixture will benefit the Genoa team's emotional side. In general, Sampdoria can well claim points in the upcoming game. After all, La Spezia recently managed to take away as many as three points from Milan.
Prediction: Sampdoria will face Milan in the toughest competition.
- Asian Handicap 2 (+1.25) for 1.995
- Draw for 5.15
- Correct Score 0:0 for 15.00