Verdict: AC Milan win
Best Odds: 19/20
Hoping to make an immediate return to winning ways on Sunday night, AC Milan will make the trip to the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.
Starting with the hosts, while Torino might have once again not been at their best last weekend, the Bulls did manage to make a much-needed return to winning ways. Marking their return from March’s international break with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against leading relegation scrappers Salernitana on the road, Head Coach Ivan Jurić finds his side almost sat in Serie A limbo. Still battling it out in the bottom-half of the table, the Granata have recorded just a single win from any of their last nine outings, a run that stems all the way back to February 15th. Failing to build off of an eye-catching start to 2022, the former Genoa boss has seen his side largely struggle with their consistency on home soil. Despite being last seen at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino snatching a 1-1 draw against defending Italian champions Inter Milan, Sunday’s hosts are in the midst of a four-match winless run in front of their own supporters.
Making the loan switch from AC Milan, Tommaso Pobega is expected to start against his parent club on Sunday night.
After dealing with injury issues, the duo of Dennis Praet and Josip Brekalo are expected to make their return here.
As for the visitors, marking their return from March’s international break by having to settle for a 0-0 stalemate against Bologna on home soil, there is no doubt that AC Milan will be seeking an immediate response here. Still hanging onto their spot at the top of the Serie A table by just a single point, Head Coach Stefano Pioli has seen his side continue to impress many this season. Securing what could turn out to be a crucial 1-0 victory away at title rivals Napoli last month, the Italian heavyweights are unbeaten in each of their last 11 outings, a run that stems back to January 17th. Knowing that they can not afford many more slip-ups at the back end of the season, Pioli should be boosted by his side’s eye-catching resolve at the back. Including clean sheets against Napoli and Inter, it’s worth highlighting that Sunday’s guests have not shipped a single strike from any of their previous five straight outings.
Dealing with a knock, AC Milan are sweating over the fitness of Alessio Romagnoli who is seen as a major doubt here.
Likewise, Sunday’s guests will also be without the duo of Alessandro Florenzi and Simon Kjaer.
Key Factors to Consider
- When Sunday’s opponents faced off at the San Siro back in October, AC Milan picked up a 1-0 victory.
- Likewise, the title contenders are unbeaten in each of their last six meetings against Torino across all formats, collecting five wins.
- AC Milan have recorded five clean sheets on the spin.
- Torino have recorded just a single win from any of their last nine outings, a run that stems all the way back to February 15th.
- Likewise, the Bulls have failed to win any of their last four matchups at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.
While AC Milan might have had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate against Bologna on their return to action last weekend, Sunday’s guests will be demanding an immediate response here. Still holding a one-point buffer at the top of the table when making the trip to the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino here, the Rossoneri will be looking to cash in on a struggling Bulls side. Although Torino might have managed to snatch a hard-fought 1-0 win against leading relegation scrappers Salernitana, that was the only victory that they have recorded from their last nine outings. Hit with a 1-0 loss against the title contenders earlier in the season and failing to win any of their last six straight meetings against AC, we’re backing a similar away win here.
Verdict: AC Milan win
Best Odds: 19/20