Fresh from their Derby della Madonnina defeat, Milan host crisis hit Torino who have lost their last four Serie A matches. The Rossoneri appeared set for all three points until a second-half fightback from Inter ensured the spoils and bragging rights went to the blue half of the city. Elsewhere, the visitors will be led by Moreno Longo who recently succeeded Walter Mazzarri.
Where and when: San Siro, Milan – 17 February, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Milan vs. Torino: Premier Sports 1
Last time: The Granata came out on top in the fiery first encounter courtesy of an Andrea Belotti double either side of Krzysztof Piątek’s opener. In a bizarre turn of events, Pepe Reina was given his marching orders in the second-half despite being on the substitutes bench for the Rossoneri.
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Milan v Torino Predictions and Preview
Milan’s recent good run of form was brought to an abrupt halt in the 4-2 loss with Inter. The Rossoneri fell to 10th, and while they only sit two points from a European berth, there are six other clubs in and around them with similar aspirations.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted against his former club and the Swede has galvanized Stefano Pioli’s squad. The 38-year-old has brought the best out of his attacking peers, particularly Ante Rebic and Hakan Çalhanoğlu.
The Turkish set-piece specialist has not set the San Siro on fire and has regularly been linked with moves away but has come to the fore since the turn of the year.
Similarly, Rebic had struggled since transferring last summer but has four goals from his last five appearances. Çalhanoğlu can be found at 6/1 to net first, while the Croatian is 15/8 in the anytime market. Ibrahimovic is 3/1 to open proceedings and the hosts are 8/13 to get back to winning ways.
Torino are 13th but on a downward trajectory. The Turin outfit do not score enough goals but fortunately have Belotti in the ranks. The Italian international accounts for a third of the Granata’s goal tally and is an attractive 15/2 to bag first.
Belotti, a one-time Milan target, was also linked to a number of clubs on the continent during the winter window and at the age of 26 could consider his future after the EURO’s. Toro are 17/4 to emerge victorious and 14/5 to earn a share of the spoils.
One to watch for Milan: Rafael Leao did not start in the Derby but should come back in from the opening whistle against a confidence hit Toro. The Portuguese youngster is 5/1 to strike the final effort of the fixture.
One to watch for Torino: Simone Verdi will join Belotti in attack and the former Milan youth graduate is 10/3 to register anytime.
Long shot: With matches against Juventus, Atalanta, Napoli, Lazio and Cagliari all still to play, there is added pressure on Milan to take something from the encounter. The Rossoneri could not be facing the Granata, usually a defensively sound and resilient team, at a better time and must make their home advantage count. A 3-0 success is 14/1.