Former Milan boss Marco Giampaolo could face the sack if his Torino side fail to get something from their encounter with the Serie A leaders. The Granata are 17th, just two points ahead of rock bottom Crotone and the warning signs have been there for the last 12 months.
Where and when: San Siro, Milan – 9 January, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Milan vs. Torino: LiveScore App
Last time: Ante Rebic got the only goal of the game in February.
Milan v Torino Predictions and Preview
Stefano Pioli has been without talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the last two months and the Swede will reportedly have to wait a little longer to return to action. The Rossoneri talisman is still recovering from a muscle strain but the frontrunners have impressively maintained their place at the top of the table.
Stefano Pioli has complete faith in every member of his squad and the likes of Diogo Dalot, Brahim Diaz, Sandro Tonali and Matteo Gabbia have all stepped in at various stages of the season and not let the team down.
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|Milan to be leading after 15 minutes||16/5||Offer|
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In attack, the inconsistent, but talented, Rafael Leao has shone in recent weeks. Pioli initially used Rebic through the middle but the Croatian is more suited to a wide role and his team-mate has since occupied the role.
Leao hit the headlines before the winter break after scoring the fast goal in Serie A history against Sassuolo. The Portuguese speedster bagged after just six seconds and followed up his effort with a spectacular finish in the previous gameweek at Benevento.
Torino clinched a Europa League berth in 2018-19 but have since plummeted down the division. The proud Granata recorded a whopping 63 points and there is plenty of quality in the ranks with Armando Izzo, Liverpool target Bremer, Tomas Rincon, Daniele Baselli, Karol Linetty and Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu a good support cast for star man Andrea Belotti.
The captain has been very loyal to the Granata but is likely to move on in May in search of regular European football. Belotti has contributed nine goals and four assists from 14 appearances and is 4/1 to break the deadlock. The travelling party are 6/1 to pull off a shock result and a share of the spoils is 15/4.
One to watch for Milan: Only Ibrahimovic and Leao have netted more for the Rossoneri this term than Franck Kessie. The Ivorian is 11/4 to register anytime and is key at both ends of the pitch.
One to watch for Torino: Ricardo Rodriguez was on Milan’s books for three years before joining the Granata. The marauding wing-back plays the game in a similar vein to Hernandez and is 7/2 to net anytime.
Long shot: Only Crotone have conceded more than Toro and there is a real problem keeping the opposition at bay. Despite their backline struggles, Giampaolo’s beleaguered troops have scored the most goals in the bottom half of the standings and have the personnel to cause Milan problems. A surprising 1-1 stalemate is 15/2.