AC Milan vs Sampdoria Prediction, 4/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AC Milan vs Sampdoria
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AC Milan (-178) Sampdoria (+456)
Franck Kessie and AC Milan (18-5-5, 2nd in Serie A) play Sampdoria (10-5-13, 10th in Serie A) at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Gianluigi Donnarumma for AC Milan and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. Sampdoria are at at +456 while AC Milan are priced at -178. The total opens at 3.
AC Milan faced Fiorentina in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 3-2. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 87.0% received passes percentage by connecting on 448 out of their 515 passing targets last game. AC Milan attempted 17 dribbles in this match and converted 8 of the tries for a percentage of 47.1%. In relation to shooting accuracy, AC Milan finished the game at a 23.1% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 13 shots. AC Milan averages 1.86 g/90 (52 total goals) and have accounted for 33 assists in all matches for the year.
Franck Kessie is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for AC Milan. He has 12 assists while earning 38 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Kessie has started 186 matches during his soccer career and he scores 0.20 goals per 90 mins. The defender hailing from Serbia has racked up 36 goals scored in 16,372 professional minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the forward born in Sweden. Ibrahimovic has been on the pitch for 45,378 mins during 514 starts and has earned himself 94 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 133 times thus far in his career while he has scored 383 goals. He sports an average of 0.76 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for AC Milan will be Gianluigi Donnarumma. Donnarumma has been on the field for a total of 18,191 mins and has 575 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.09 (220 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 73.8. The keeper from Italy has seen 779 shots tried at him in 205 career starts. Donnarumma (102-52-49 record during his career) has accumulated 66 clean sheets, which has earned him a 32.2% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Sampdoria went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Torino. Sampdoria earned a 85.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 of the 7 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 222 out of their 313 passes they tried earning a rate of 70.9%. Sampdoria connected on 2 shots on goal out of the team's 6 shots tried earning them a 33.3% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 38 goals and 30 assists for all their matches, Sampdoria averages 1.36 goals and 1.07 assists per 90.
Gaston Ramirez will need to provide a spark for Sampdoria. He averages 0.24 goals per 90 and has started 188 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward from Uruguay has earned 15,994 mins and has scored 42 goals. He has totaled 55 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 32 times. You should also keep an eye on Fabio Quagliarella, the forward representing Italy. He has 180 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 51 times. Quagliarella has been given 47 yellow cards in 37,068 professional minutes played (427 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.44.
Emil Audero will be looking after the goal for Sampdoria. So far in his career, Audero has allowed 191 goals while totaling 408 saves in 136 starts. He has conceded 1.40 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 51-31-54. He has earned a save percentage of 70.7 and his shutout rate sits at 26.5%. Audero has 36 clean sheets and has defended 577 shots against him in 12,240 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take AC Milan (-178)
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