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Football Data stat pack ahead of AC Milan v Sampdoria


Football Data stat pack ahead of AC Milan v Sampdoria

With the help of Italy’s leading statistics provider Football Data, we take a closer look at the match between the Rossoneri and Blucerchiati.

Samp haven’t won this fixture since 2012. The two teams have met at San Siro 67 times, with AC Milan winning 43 of those, including last season’s match which ended 4-1. Eleven have ended all square (most recently a 1-1 draw in 2014/15) and Samp have prevailed in 13 – their last win coming courtesy of a 1-0 victory in 2012/13.

Vincenzo Montella is unbeaten in his matches against Sampdoria. Montella meets Giampaolo for the fourth time in his career. The Rossoneri coach boasts two victories to the Doria man’s one, with the other game ending in a draw.

Montella once again endured a lean January. His AC Milan side recorded two wins, one draw and three defeats from six competitive matches at an average of 1.17 points per game. Prior to Christmas, including the Super Cup, the Rossoneri won 10, drew four and lost four, averaging 1.88 points per game.

Giampaolo has never won a match in February. There’s not much to write home about when it comes to the Samp coach’s record in the year’s second month. He has drawn six and lost seven of his 13 games in February, averaging 0.46 points per game.

Sampdoria haven’t won on the road since August. The Blucerchiati haven’t collected three points on their travels since a 1-0 victory at Empoli on 21 August, the opening day of the season. Doria have registered three draws and eight defeats from their 11 competitive away matches since. It’s also 240 minutes since they last found the net away from Marassi, after Elseid Hysaj put through his own net after 30 minutes of their 2-1 loss at Napoli on 7 January. The drought features the rest of that match plus the 4-0 cup defeat to Roma and the 1-0 reverse at Atalanta.

Sampdoria have scored more goals off the bench than any other team in Serie A this season. Their seven goals in 22 matches have been scored by Patrik Schick (4) and Bruno Fernandes (3).

Sampdoria and Empoli have the joint fewest number of different goalscorers in Italy’s top flight. Only half a dozen players have got on the scoresheet for Sampdoria, namely Barreto, Fernandes, Muriel, Praet, Quagliarella and Schick.

Marco Guida will take charge of the match at the Stadio Meazza. AC Milan have won five, drawn five and lost three with him as the official. Sampdoria have never won a match refereed by the man from Torre Annunziata, drawing three and losing one.

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