Sampdoria vs AC Milan 17 December: Coppa Italia Preview and Predictions
17 December 2015/ 1500ET
Sampdoria will be playing AC Milan midweek in the round of 16 clash of the Coppa Italia. This is probably going to be one of the better matches midweek so as far as I am concerned I will be watching it. The game is going to take place later in the week so the players will be well rested for this knockout clash which will determine who is going to get a spot in the quarter finals.
Sampdoria will be at home and they will need all the support they can get from their home crowd. This has not been a good year for the team from Genoa and they will be desperate to have some success in the cup competition. That being said they have been matched up against their former managers side, AC Milan. AC Milan are not the side they once were but they did manage to beat Sampdoria 4-1 a few weeks ago. This will be in the memory of all the players as they take the pitch for this match and I have a feeling that it will have an impact.
AC Milan need this win and they need to win the Coppa Italia to show the fans that they are heading in the right direction. This team should be higher in the ladder than they are and fans are not happy at the moment. Having said that I think that this should be an easy win for them. Their opponents are not playing well and they are not a bad team. I think this could be yet another loss for Sampdoria and AC Milan may record a big victory here.
This match is all about betting on the handicap for me. AC Milan are good going forward and they will be determined to get a big win after an embarrassing draw at home on the weekend. The handicap is set at 1 goal and we are getting over 4.33 for AC Milan -1. This is amazing value since AC Milan had a three goal win against Sampdoria less than a month ago and although they are away from home I think they can still win by 2 or more goals. If you want a safer bet than perhaps AC Milan to win outright may be the way to go since it is still paying more than 2.00.