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AC Milan vs Torino Prediction & Match Preview

AC Milan vs Torino
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan).

Milan and Torino face each other for the second time in just four days. The Rossoneri recorded a routine 2-0 win over Il Toro in the Serie A at the weekend, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic making his return from injury.

Ibra is likely to lead the line for Milan against Torino, while fit-again Hakan Calhanoglu should be recalled to the starting XI as well.

Both Krunic and Rebic have been tested positive for coronavirus, while Bennacer, Gabbia, and Saelemaekers remain in the recovery room.

Torino boss Marco Giampaolo has a full squad to choose from, but seeing that the Rossoneri are enjoying a season to remember, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Turin empty-handed.

You should bear In mind that Torino have not defeated Milan at Stadio San Siro since September 2000 when the two teams met in the Italian Cup.

AC Milan vs Torino Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams AC Milan Torino played so far 33 matches.
AC Milan won 17 direct matches. Torino won 4 matches. 12 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.58 goals per Match.

AC Milan vs Torino Prediction

AC Milan in actual season average scored 2.40 goals per match. In 17 (100.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 14 (82.35%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Torino average scored 1.68 goals per match in season 2021. In 8 (88.89%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (66.67%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

All eyes will be on the Milan teamsheet, as their expectant tifosi wait to see whether 'King Zlatan' is fit to return to Stefano Pioli's starting lineup. More likely though, the Swedish superstar will begin on the bench again, with the versatile Rafael Leao continuing up front.

Pioli will still be engaged in a spot of crisis management though and is likely to be without the injured Matteo Gabbia, Ismael Bennacer and Alexis Saelemaekers, while Rade Krunic and Ante Rebic are definitely unavailable due to COVID-19.

Sandro Tonali returned from suspension at the weekend but was injured during an incident in which he nearly gave a penalty away, while Brahim Diaz also picked up a knock. Hakan Calhanoglu was only deemed ready for a few minutes as a substitute at the weekend but may be pressed into service from the start given Milan's mounting midfield absence list.

As on Saturday, Torino boss Marco Giampaolo should have a fully-fit squad to select from, with midfielder Daniele Baselli recently returning from long-term injury to make the bench.

In the Granata's familiar 3-5-2 formation, previously ever-present midfielder Karol Linetty is likely to be restored to the first XI - with Milan transfer target Soualiho Meite sitting out - and Simone Verdi favoured to support tireless striker Andrea Belotti up top.

AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Dalot, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Kessie, Calabria; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Hauge; Leao

Torino possible starting lineup:
Sirigu; Izzo, Lyanco, Bremer; Singo, Lukic, Rincon, Linetty, Rodriguez; Verdi, Belotti