Relegation threatened Torino can climb out of the bottom three with a win against Serie A leaders Inter. The Granata have only lost one game since Davide Nicola’s appointment in mid-January and the Italian will be hoping to repeat his heroics at Genoa last term when the Ligurian outfit appeared destined for the drop.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin – 14 March, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Torino vs. Inter: Premier Sports 2
Last time: The Nerazzurri came out on top in a six-goal thriller.
Torino v Inter Predictions and Preview
The Granata have comfortably outscored all the sides in and around them and Nicola has plenty of options in attack. Andrea Belotti’s future remains uncertain but the Toro skipper has enjoyed another fine personal campaign. The 27-year-old is a long-term target of Milan and has been earmarked as a potential heir to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while this weekend’s opponents are also admirers of the Bergamo native.
Belotti has 11 strikes and five assists to his name from 22 appearances and is 13/2 to open proceedings. The Azzurri ace has 12 months left on his contract and the scramble for his signature will only intensify if the Granata fail to retain their top flight status.
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Simone Zaza, Federico Bonazzoli and Antonio Sanabria are jostling to partner Belotti but the trio will all have key roles to play in the final 14 fixtures. Sanabria and Nicola linked up last year and the Paraguayan is 9/2 to net anytime. Zaza and Bonazzoli are 3/1 and 6/1, respectively, in the same market. Toro are 7/1 to pull off a shock result and a share of the spoils is 15/4.
Travelling party Inter have collected maximum points from the last seven league matches. The Serie A frontrunners have been in unstoppable form and excitement is beginning to build in the Nerazzurri camp.
Lautaro Martinez and Alessandro Bastoni are close to extending their deals at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and the Argentine is 15/4 to break the deadlock. Former Manchester United misfit Romelu Lukaku has been a revelation since his transfer in August 2019 and is 13/5 to register first and add to his 22-goal haul.
Alexis Sanchez is 5/1 to notch last and gave a reminder of his ability in Emilia-Romagna. The Chilean’s brace against Parma ensured Inter claimed the spoils and maintained their healthy advantage over Juventus and Milan. The visitors are 2/5 to emerge triumphant.
One to watch for Torino: Gleison Bremer is a defender by trade but only Belotti has scored more for the Granata this term. The Liverpool target is 18/1 to bag anytime.
One to watch for Inter: Christian Eriksen is now a mainstay in the eleven after winning Conte’s trust. The playmaker is 10/1 to hit the last effort.
Long shot: Torino have a far better chance of survival under Nicola than predecessor Marco Giampaolo, but the 4-2 loss at basement boys Crotone was a real blow. Astonishingly, the Granata have yet to taste success on home soil and the wait is likely to go on with Inter firing on all cylinders. A 4-0 away rout is 20/1.