Probable Lineups

3-5-2
4-3-3
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 28 Goals 28 (64)
(29) 17 Assists 21 (36)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
26.2 Average Age 27.7
182.7 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.3 (1.2)
(47%) 45% Aerial Duel Success 53% (53%)
(0.8) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.9 (1)
(1.7) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.8 (2.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Maxi López Out 6.62
Nicola Pozzi Out 6.06
Enzo Maresca Out 6.95
Gaetano Berardi Out 6.61
Player Reason Status Rating
Djamel Mesbah Out 6.22
Mario Yepes Out 7.27
Sulley Ali Muntari Out 6.84
Daniele Bonera Out 7.02
Nigel de Jong Out 6.9
Dídac Vilá Out N/A
Giampaolo Pazzini Out 6.84

Team News

  • Delio Rossi will retain most of the XI that played against Juventus, with the exception of Berardi, who is suspended.
  • De Silvestri is ready to replace him and patrol the right flank.
  • Pozzi and Maxi Lopez are both unavailable, so Icardi and Eder are pretty safe to play up front.
  • Allegri has to choose between Acerbi and De Sciglio to partner Mexes. The latter could also play as right or left back.
  • Abate, Antonini and Mesbah have all received offers from different teams, with Zenit, Galatasaray and Parma all interested respectively.
  • Mesbah should join the Crociati in the deal that is going to bring Zaccardo to Milan.

Prediction

  • Sampdoria just ended a three-match losing streak with an unexpected victory in Turin against league-leaders Juventus. Their previous match against Milan (in San Siro) is also a sweet memory after the Doriani started the season with a victory over the Rossoneri.
  • Milan are still working hard in the transfer market to get the improvements they need to seize a Champions League spot for next season, while Allegri seems to be keen on keeping the 4-3-3 formation, with the chance of turning to 4-2-3-1 in the second half when things get tougher.
  • Beating Juventus last week must have given Sampdoria the confidence they need to contain a strong side like Milan, so the visitors must be patient and wait for the right goalscoring chance, rather than blindly attacking and being exposed to counter-attacks.
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