Home struggles and a prolific striker: All the key stats ahead of Milan vs. Sampdoria

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan will take on Sampdoria in the early kick-off slot today (12:30 CET) and they have the chance to leapfrog Inter and Napoli in the standings. In other words, three important points are at stake. 

Stefano Pioli’s men are obviously flying high after the wins against Inter and Lazio, but they need to remain focused for this one. Sampdoria, with Marco Giampaolo at the helm, could pose a problem. You can read our preview here, while below are the best pre-match stats…

➤ Sampdoria have lost 66 Serie A games against AC Milan (W30 D31), only losing more against Inter (70).

➤ AC Milan are winless in their last two Serie A home games against Sampdoria (D2) and could fail to win three such matches in a row for the first time since 1987 (D1 L2).

➤ AC Milan have gained 52 points so far in Serie A this season, only having this many in the three points for a win era three times previously: in 1995/96 (1st place), in 2003/04 (1st place) and in 2020/21 (2nd place).

➤ AC Milan have gained only one point in their last two Serie A home games and could fail to win three such matches in a row for the first time since last April (D2 L2), when the last game in that run was against Sampdoria (1-1).

➤ Sampdoria won 4-0 last time out against Sassuolo, last winning two league matches in a row in November and last keeping successive clean sheets in the competition in May 2021.

➤ Sampdoria have failed to score in each of their last two away league matches, last recording three such games in a row in the competition in May 2018.

➤ AC Milan have had the most shots in Serie A this season following a high turnover (48), twice as many as Sampdoria (24).

➤ Olivier Giroud has scored seven league goals this season, all at the Meazza; among players with 5+ goals in the Big-5 European Leagues, he is one of five players to have scored in only one stadium, alongside Allan Saint-Maximin, Antonio Sanabria, Mattia Aramu and Lorenzo Insigne.

➤ Without Ibrahimovic, AC Milan have not lost a league game this season (W8 D1), with a win percentage of 89% (53% with him – W8 D3 L4).

➤ Antonio Candreva is the Italian midfielder to have been involved in the most goals over the last 10 Serie A campaigns (125, 62 goals and 63 assists) – he had a hand in three goals the last time out against Sassuolo (one goal, two assists), one more than he had in his previous eight top-flight matches (two assists).

READ MORE: Why Lazetic was left out of Milan’s squad for Sampdoria – no injury

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