AC Milan vs Sampdoria: Preview, kick-off time and where to watch on TV and online

AC Milan must put Champions League disappointment behind them straight away as they get ready to face Sampdoria in Serie A.

AC Milan players celebrate at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. [@acmilan]

After an underwhelming Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of bitter rivals Inter, AC Milan vs Sampdoria on Matchday 36 of the 2022/23 Serie A campaign gives the Rossoneri the chance to forget their European shortcomings and keep alive their faint hopes of qualifying for the competition for next season.

The Rossoneri have made a terrible attempt at trying to retain their Serie A crown this term, sitting fifth in the standings and four points behind Lazio, but they will plunge to new depths if they cannot beat bottom club Sampdoria at the San Siro on Saturday night.

AC Milan striker Divock Origi in action against Spezia (@ACMilan)

AC Milan vs Sampdoria: Predicted line-ups

Although Milan have struggled for goals in recent weeks, coach Stefano Pioli is unlikely to risk attacker Rafael Leao against a weak Blucerchiati team with Juventus coming next in Serie A. Olivier Giroud is also likely to join the Portuguese on the substitutes bench.

Abdelhamid Sabiri faces a late fitness test to see if he will be available for the visitors, which could see the ageing Fabio Quagliarella get a rare start at the Stadio San Siro, which is likely to be his final appearance at the famous stadium.

AC Milan predicted XI vs Sampdoria (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Krunic, Tonali; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Origi; Rebic.

Sampdoria predicted XI vs AC Milan (3-4-1-2): Ravagli; Gunter, Nuytinck, Amione; Zanoli, Winks, Rincon, Augello; Djuricic; Gabbiadini, Quagliarella.

AS Roma’s Nicola Zalewski chases the ball alongside Sampdoria’s Filip Djuricic. [@OfficialASRoma]

AC Milan vs Sampdoria: When does the Serie A fixture start?

The Serie A Matchday 36 fixture of AC Milan vs Sampdoria kicks off at 20:45 CEST – local time in Italy – making it a 19:45 BST kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

In the United States, kick-off of AC Milan vs Sampdoria is 16:45 EDT or 11:45 PDT.

AC Milan vs Sampdoria: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?

In the United States, every Serie A game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including AC Milan vs Sampdoria and the other standout fixtures of Serie A Matchday 36.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch AC Milan vs Sampdoria on BT Sport 1.

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