AC Milan have been Serie A’s most in-form and arguably best team since the restart last month and will look to keep that form going against bottom-half side Sampdoria on Wednesday evening.
Milan are unbeaten since the restart, winning seven and drawing three of 10 post-lockdown matches. That form has been enough to see manager Stefano Pioli rewarded with a new contract amid rumours the Italian giants were considering replacing him with Ralf Rangnick over the summer.
After a run of three consecutive wins, Milan put in a strong and competitive performance against Italy’s other most in-form side Atalanta at the weekend, drawing 1-1.
38-year-old Milan legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rolled back the years and been in particularly good form of late, registering four goals and three assists in his last seven appearances. He’s priced at 4/5 to score anytime here and 3/1 to open the scoring.
This match will be a particular test of whether Milan really have turned a corner, given questionably form against Sampdoria in recent seasons. They’ve lost on their last two visits to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Serie A, and they could only muster a goalless draw in the reverse fixture at the San Siro back in January.
Sampdoria have endured mixed form since the restart with five wins and six defeats, no draws. It’s been an underwhelming season for the club, with a bottom-half finish all but concerned - although nine points clear of the dropzone, their wins of late have seen them pull away from danger. They come into this off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Juventus at the weekend, a result that crowned the Old Lady champions for the ninth season running.
We recommend backing a high-scoring encounter here. There have been at least three goals scored in Sampdoria’s last seven league outings, while there have also been at least three goals in Milan’s last five away games. That’s priced at 8/13.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change