Serie A high-flyers Sampdoria continued the impressive start with a convincing triumph over Fiorentina and they will fancy their chances of beating out-of-sorts AC Milan.
The Rossoneri are winless in last three league fixture, but the 2-3-0 away record gives them some reason of optimism ahead of the trip to Marassi.
Sampdoria chiefs clearly made a very good decision by appointing Sinisa Mihajlovic as head coach midway through last season, with the former Blucerchiati defender leading the side to unimagined heights.
The Marassi outfit have been playing above all expectations this season, climbing to fourth in the league standings, although it remains to be seen whether they can continue the rich vein of form for much longer.
While Sampdoria were terribly unfortunate to lose to Inter after outplaying the Nerazzurri at Meazza, they quickly returned to winning ways by defeating Fiorentina 3-1 at home.
And considering that AC Milan are going through a rough patch at the moment, it is important to note that home win pays 2.90 (19/10).
Selection problems continue to mount for Sinisa Mihajlovic even if Matias Silvestre, Daniele Gastaldello and Alessio Romagnoli have taken part in individual training.
The trio is regarded as doubtful for the Milan clash, whilst Angelo Palombo is banned and Emiliano Viviano and Alessandro De Vitis are definitely out.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Romero – De Silvestri, Cacciatore, Regini, Mesbah – Rizzo, Obiang, Soriano – Eder, Okaka, Gabbiadini.
AC Milan enjoyed a decent start to the season under Filippo Inzaghi, but the Rossoneri have since suffered a minor dip in form.
Following back to back wins over Verona rivals, the San Siro outfit were tipped to continue climbing the league standings, but that did not happen.
Milan first shared spoils with both Fiorentina and Cagliari before suffering a home loss to Palermo, so it’s now back to the drawing board for the former Italy star.
The Rossoneri has since defeated San Lorenzo in an international friendly, and they are 2.70 (17/10) to defeat red-hot Sampdoria on the road.
Cristian Zapata should keep his place in the side in spite of the poor showing against Palermo, with Alex still on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Andrea Poli could be relegated to the bench as Giacomo Bonaventura and Sulley Muntari are tipped to start alongside Nigel de Jong in the centre of the park.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Lopez – Abate, Rami, Zapata, De Sciglio – Muntari, de Jong, Bonaventura – Honda, Torres, Menez.