AC Milan qualified for this year's UEFA Champions League by virtue of its second-place finish in league play last season. Now, the Rossoneri will look for a league title as they get their 2021-22 Italian Serie A season underway on Monday on Paramount+. Legendary forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee) will miss this match for AC Milan, but Olivier Giroud, a transfer from Chelsea, is set to make his AC Milan debut. He joins a young core of players like Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz that will be hungry to unseat defending champion Inter Milan this season.

Kick-off from Luigi Ferraris Stadium is set for 2:45 p.m. ET. The latest Sampdoria vs. AC Milan odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Milan as the -104 (risk $104 to win $100) favorite on the money line. Sampdoria is a +305 underdog, while a draw would return +240. The over-under for total goals is 2.5. Monday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Sampdoria vs. AC Milan

  • Date: Monday, August 23
  • Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
  • Streaming: Paramount+

Italian Serie A picks for AC Milan vs. Sampdoria

Before you tune in to Monday's matchup, you need to see the AC Milan vs. Sampdoria picks from European soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Green is predicting both teams to score at -150 odds. AC Milan secured a 2-1 victory the last time these two sides squared off at Luigi Ferraris Stadium. Franck Kessie found the back of the net for Milan in that match and was among the top goal-scorers for the Rossoneri last season. Kessie was involved in 17 goals for Milan in 2020-21, recording 13 goals and four assists.

AC Milan's attack was strengthened this offseason with the acquisition of Olivier Giroud from Chelsea. The French World Cup winner is off and running with his new squad, scoring twice in a pre-season friendly against Panathinaikos last weekend.

Sampdoria is fresh off a 3-2 victory over Alessandria in the first round of the Coppa Italia on Aug. 16. The Blucerchiati recorded 21 shots in that matchup, while giving up 14 to the opposition.

"It finished 2-1 to Milan when these teams met at Luigi Ferraris Stadium last season," Green said. "They played again at the San Siro in April, and it finished 1-1. AC Milan beat Sampdoria 4-1 on its visit to Luigi Ferraris Stadium in 2019/20, so both teams to score regularly pays off when these teams lock horns."

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