Sampdoria vs AC Milan Prediction, 8/23/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs AC Milan
Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (+372) AC Milan (-137)
Stadio Luigi Ferraris is the venue where Jakub Jankto and Sampdoria (15-7-16, 9th in Serie A) will take on AC Milan (24-7-7, 2nd in Serie A) on Monday. The goalies expected to start will be Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Mike Maignan for AC Milan. Sampdoria are at +372 while AC Milan are priced at -137. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Sampdoria took the field against Parma in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 3-0. In regard to passing, they ended with a 88.2% passes received percentage by converting 426 out of their 483 pass targets last match. Sampdoria tried 12 dribbles in this outing and converted 7 of the tries for a rate of 58.3%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Sampdoria wrapped this game up at a 33.3% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 12 total shots. Sampdoria is averaging 1.37 goals per 90 minutes (52 goals in total) and have accumulated 37 assists in all matches for the year.
Jakub Jankto is a player who should be able to impact this game for Sampdoria. Jankto has been given a starting assignment in 144 matches during his pro soccer career and scores 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The defender born in Italy has accumulated 22 goals scored in 12,690 minutes played. He has accounted for 24 assists while earning 31 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Fabio Quagliarella, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted on a goal 51 times so far in his career while scoring 184 goals. Quagliarella has been on the pitch for 37,508 mins in 432 career starts and has been handed 47 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Sampdoria will be Emil Audero. Audero has played for 13,050 mins and is sitting with 438 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (203 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 70.9. The keeper from Indonesia has faced 618 shots attempted at him in 145 career starts. Audero (55-33-57 mark during his career) has accounted for 39 clean sheets, which has earned him a 26.9% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, AC Milan walked away with a victory by a final of 2-0 against Atalanta. AC Milan finished the match with a 35.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 of the 14 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 212 of the 289 attempted passes for a rate of 73.4%. AC Milan converted 0 shots on target out of 4 shots tried which had them sitting at a 0.0% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 72 goals and 47 assists for all their matches, AC Milan has an average of 1.89 goals and 1.24 assists per 90 minutes.
Ante Rebic will need to provide a spark for AC Milan. The forward hailing from Croatia has played 13,273 professional minutes and has earned 57 goals. He has accumulated 57 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 20 times. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 150 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the forward hailing from Sweden. Ibrahimovic has been handed 94 yellow card warnings in 45,682 mins played (518 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.75. He has scored 383 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 134 times.
Mike Maignan will reside in front of the goal for AC Milan. Maignan has racked up 57 shutouts and defended 504 shots tried against him in 13,248 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently 38.8%. He has surrendered 1.00 goals per 90 while earning a record of 75-31-41. During his career, Maignan has given up 147 goals and has totaled 378 stops in 147 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+372)
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