Inter Milan VS Torino Prediction
If it’s not the most, then surely one of the most fascinating midweek encounters in Italian Serie A will take place at the “Stadio Giuseppe Meazza” in Milan, where guests from Torino will be keen to maintain their unbeaten run against hosts Inter. “The Nerazzurri” recorded third consecutive defeat in Serie A when on Sunday afternoon they lost by Atalanta in Bergamo, while at the same time Torino avoided defeat late in their home fixture against Lazio (2-2). Thus “Il Toro” head to Milan after three wins and three draws and respectively 12 points won in last 6 Serie A rounds, which possesses them on the fifth position with only two points behind fourth placed Napoli (17).
Inter Milan vs Torino – Team News and Match Preview
Torino already visited “San Siro” once earlier in the season when they lost 2-3 to Inter’s rival AC Milan back on matchday one, when striker Andrea Belotti missed a golden chance to equalize in the 96th minute. The talented young goalkeeper of AC Milan and Italian football at all, Gianluigi Donnarumma – who’s been often described as the next Buffon, saved Belotti’s penalty. This remains one from the two defeats which Torino have so far and they both came in first three weeks, when except game vs AC Milan, Torino suffered another defeat in Bergamo – 2-1 by Atalanta.
Inter Milan returns at home after losing in the same venue, “Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia” in Bergamo, where on Sunday afternoon Atalanta won after a late penalty scored by Chilean attacker Mauricio Pinilla. This drops Frank de Boer’s men to the 14th position where they have only 11 points won in 9 rounds. Moreover, Inter won only one point in last four Serie A rounds and that was the 1-1 draw vs Bologna at home, followed by three consecutive defeats from AS Roma, Cagliari and Atalanta.
Inter Milan vs Torino – Betting Prediction and Possible Lineups
Torino were on the edge to lose from Lazio at home but Adem Ljajic saved the point in 92nd minute, when he successfully executed a penalty. This was fifth goal for Serb attacker in last four games and he’s one of the players who improve Torino’s attacking strength. Trio including Ljajic, Andrea Belotti and Spaniard Iago Falque is involved in most goals scored by “The Granata” so far and they’ll be main target for Inter’s defense on Wednesday night, that’s out of question. However, Iago Falque remains a doubt since he and the central defender Leandro Castan were both players who have trained separately after match against Lazio. Sinisa Mihajlovic hopes he’ll have them in contention here, but anyway, rotations are likely and if Iago Falque is not ready to start from the outset, Josef Martinez may take his position, while Cesare Bovo is one of the reliable defensive options which Mihajlovic has in defense. Meanwhile left-back Cristian Molinaro remains injured and he’ll miss the round.
Italian media started with speculations around eventual replacement of Dutch coach Frank de Boer, who can surely squeeze much bigger potential from the squad. Having these players and being 14th after 9 rounds is surely a sign of serious underwhelming so de Boer may feel some pressure regarding its further stay at the “Stadio Giuseppe Meazza”. If he wants to distract all these rumours Inter Milan should start winning immediately and it seems fans are not impressed by the midweek UEFA Europa League success over Southampton on Thursday night, since the Serie A is obviously main priority for The Nerazzurri.
We expect some rotations in the home squad and besides Gary Medel’s three-match suspension, Frank de Boer can’t also rely to another central midfielder in Felipe Melo’s face. Latter is injured so we expect starting CM duo between João Mário and Geoffrey Kondogbia.
Ever Banega and Antonio Candreva should also be reintroduced into Inter’s starting XI and this will most likely happen at the expense of Marcelo Brozovic and Eder, although last one has scored Inter’s goal in Bergamo. Expectations are Mauro Icardi will retain its starting position but the Argentine striker still can’t find the net since the 0-2 win in Empoli, putting him under serious pressure. Not to mention the “war” declared by Inter’s fans towards their captain and also leading striker.
Final conclusion and Betting Tip
All these circumstances convinced us to recommend the “Both teams to score” as a potential winning bet again. It’s true “Toro” are not that strong guests but they can surely take advantage from the shaky defense which Inter seems to have right now and we expect at least a goal by both sides here.
Inter Milan and Torino will both score on Wednesday night, during their 10th fixture in the 2016-17 Serie A season.
Venue: “Stadio Giuseppe Meazza”, Milan.
Referee: Davide Massa.
Possible starting lineups of Inter Milan and Torino
FC Internazionale: Samir Handanovic – Davide Santon, Miranda, Jeison Murillo, Danilo D’Ambrosio – Geoffrey Kondogbia, João Mário – Ivan Perisic, Ever Banega, Antonio Candreva – Mauro Icardi. (4-2-3-1)
Torino FC: Joe Hart – Davide Zappacosta, Luca Rossettini, Cesare Bovo, Antonio Barreca – Mirko Valdifiori, Daniele Baselli, Joel Obi – Adem Ljajic, Iago Falque, Andrea Belotti. (4-3-3)