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This week’s Serie A fixture at Milan will be the first in a series of one-off clashes between Milan and Sampdoria, which will see the Rossoneri host Sampdori for the first time. 

The Rossonerios’ season is on the brink of a turnaround and they are yet to lose at home this term, but this clash will see them look to continue their good form. 

With the team currently sitting third in the table, the Giallorossi will look to extend their unbeaten run with a win. 

While the teams are currently tied at the top, Sampdora are looking to take the lead against their former team. 

Sampdoria were promoted from Serie B last season after a run of 11 games without a win and they have since taken the league by storm with seven wins and a draw. 

They are currently sixth in the league, three points off the pace and will hope to continue that form against the Rossoners. 

Last season’s winners won their first game of the season, a 1-0 win over Juventus, but the Rossona have since been a bit unlucky. 

Juventus, meanwhile, won their last two home games of the Serie A season against Torino and Inter Milan, which left them six points adrift of their closest rivals. 

But with the Italian giants having won all three of their meetings, the match will be decided on the road, and the visitors have won two of their past three away fixtures. 

Milan, meanwhile have been looking to pick up points away from home in recent weeks, winning their last three matches at home and have gone on to secure their first away win of the campaign. 

In addition to the match at Milan, the Rossons will face Sassuolo in a replay at San Siro. 

Both sides have won three successive league games at the San Sampdori, with Sassuola winning their first two at home, while Milan have also scored three times in their last four away fixtures against the Italians. 

This will be Sassuoli’s third visit to San Sipos, but their record at the historic venue is only second to their Serie A counterparts. 

It is the first meeting between the two sides in Serie A since 2012, when Milan were knocked out by Sampdorian Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. 

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