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| On Apr 2, 2021 11:21 PM IST

MIL vs SAM Dream11 Tips for AC Milan vs Sampdoria Serie A Fixtures 3 April

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MIL vs SAM Dream11: Sampdoria travels to the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium to take on AC Milan in the Serie A. AC Milan feel the Scudetto slipping away with each game week as Inter are now 6 points clear with a game in hand. After losing to Napoli and getting knocked out of the Europa League, AC Milan recovered with a 3-2 win away to Fiorentina. Sampdoria too has been in a patchy run of form and are in mid-table in 10th place. Claudio Ranieri’s side has just 1 win from their last 6 games which came in their last game week against Torino. They will look to catch up with the likes of Hellas Verona with a positive result against AC Milan.

Date: 3rd April, Saturday
Kick-Off: 4 pm (IST)
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan

Serie A Table: AC Milan is in 2nd place with Sampdoria in 10th.

WATCH Serie A Live Stream and Match Score on SonyLiv/Sony Sports Network in India

Recent Form
AC Milan: WDLLW
Sampdoria: LDDLW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
AC Milan – 3
Draw – 1
Sampdoria – 1

MIL vs SAM Today Match Prediction Details

AC Milan News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• AC Milan’s defensive woes continue with defenders Alessio Romagnoli and Davide Calabria out with injuries.
• Attacking players, Rafael Leao and Brahim Diaz are out until the end of April with hamstring and ankle injuries respectively.
• Mario Mandzukic suffered a muscular injury and will be unavailable for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Injuries force AC Milan’s backline to remain unchanged.
• Sandro Tonali should make way for Ismael Bennacer in the double pivot.
• Brahim Diaz’s injury means that he will be replaced by Ante Rebic on the left flank.

AC Milan Starting XI (likely)

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK)
Diogo Dalot
Simon Kjaer
Fikayo Tomori
Theo Hernandez
Ismael Bennacer
Franck Kessie
Alexis Saelemaekers
Hakan Calhanoglu
Ante Rebic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Sampdoria News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Lorenzo Tonelli is out with a head injury and will not be available for this game.
• Ernesto Torregrossa suffered a muscular injury recently will be sidelined.
• Midfielder, Albin Ekdal, continues to remain out of action.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Claudio Ranieri is unlikely to make any changes to the side that beat Torino and will lineup in a 4-4-2.
• Match-winner, Antonio Candreva, should keep his place in midfield with Adrien Silva replacing the injured Ekdal.
• Manolo Gabbiadini and Fabio Quagliarella will be the 2-man frontline.

Sampdoria Starting XI (likely)

Emil Audero (GK)
Bartosz Bereszynski
Maya Yoshida
Omar Colley
Tommaso Augello
Antonio Candreva
Adrien Silva
Morten Thorsby
Jakub Jankto
Manolo Gabbiadini
Fabio Quagliarella

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back in action for AC Milan and has 15 goals and 1 assist in 14 starts in Serie A. He has scored 1 goal and provided 2 assists in his last 3 games, including 2 assists for Sweden during the international break. Zlatan has 33 shots on target and will be a constant threat to the Sampdoria defence.

Hakan Calhanoglu – The Turkish international has been a creative spark for AC Milan all season with 10 goal contributions (2 goals and 8 assists). He has also created a massive 82 chances and whipped in 56 accurate crosses. Calhanoglu has completed 62% of his dribbles and has a pass completion of 84%.

Differential Pick

Fabio Quagliarella – The Italian international has been very consistent for Sampdoria all season with 10 goal contributions (9 goals and 1 assist) in the Serie A this season. He has a 50% shot conversion rate in the league, scoring 9 of his 18 shots on target. He has also completed 52% of his attempted dribbles and will look to link up with Manolo Gabbiadini and cause the AC Milan defence some troubles.

MIL vs SAM Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Audero
Defenders – Tomori, Hernandez, Kjaer
Midfielders – Calhanoglu (VC), Thorsby, Silva, Candreva
Forwards – Ibrahimovic (C), Rebic, Quagliarella

Likely Winner

AC Milan goes into this game as the favourites but the MIL vs SAM Today Match Prediction will not be that straightforward. Milan has shown some vulnerability of late and with the title all but out of reach, it will be interesting to see the morale of the Milanese side. Sampdoria too does not have much to play for as they are at quite some distance from the relegation zones and the European spots are out of reach as well. Sampdoria will most likely set up in a low-block owing to their 4-4-2 shape and hit AC Milan on the counter-attacks.

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