Sampdoria vs AC Milan Preview: AC Milan Seeks Redemption After CL Defeat

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Updated: February 20, 2014
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Eager to make a strong finish, the perennial favorite of sports betting sites, AC Milan eyes for another victory in the domestic league when they meet Sampdoria. The club is keen with moving on over their Champions League defeat and definitely, the match against Sampdoria is a fertile ground for redemption.

 

Match Date: 23 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Comunale Luigi Ferraris

 

Team Form

Sampdoria

La Samp failed to enter the league’s top 10 after a severe thrashing received from the strong Roma. The club went home with a heavy heart after a 3-0 defeat.

 

Sampdoria’s Siniša Mihajlović admitted that their opponent capitalized on the mistakes they committed on the pitch. Moreover, their inability to respond well to the goals scored by Roma pushed them into the unfortunate scenario.

 

Sampdoria has only won thrice in their last six (6) matches. However, they are undefeated in their last 6 home encounters and currently, this is their best weapon against the improving AC Milan.

 

AC Milan

Although they emerged as the victorious side during the Bologna encounter, AC Milan cracked down against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League feat.

 

AC Milan will have to redirect their focus to the domestic league should they wish to achieve a stronger finish this season. Contrary to the Rosonneri that many know, the club continues to struggle. However, significant improvements can be observed since Clarence Seedorf took over. But they need to maintain their winning ways.

 

Milan propelled to the 9th spot of the Serie A table due to their Bologna victory. Their current form is similar to that of Sampdoria and they need to maintain their winning ways for them to further advance in the tournament.

 

Prediction: AC Milan

The Mario Ballotelli and Kaka combination has been bringing tremors in the pitch. Atletico Madrid’s head honcho, Diego Simeone admitted that the strength of this tandem forced him to change his approach during their Champions League clash against AC Milan. Relatively, this very same tandem shall be one of their main weapons and defence against Sampdoria. However, in order to execute things properly, they need to be more consistent in their performance.

 

 

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