The Coppa Italia is back in action with another round of matches this week as Torino lock horns with Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan side in an important clash at the San Siro on Wednesday. Torino are currently in 10th place in the Serie A standings and have been inconsistent so far this season. The away side played out a 1-1 draw against Salernitana last week and will need to take it up a notch in this fixture.
AC Milan, on the other hand, are in third place in the league table at the moment and have been fairly impressive this season. The Rossoneri were held to a 2-2 draw by AS Roma in their previous game and will need to bounce back this week.
AC Milan are yet to hit their stride in the Serie A this season and will need to take it up a notch to give Napoli a run for their money. The likes of Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao can be lethal on their day and will need to step up this week.
Torino are capable of pulling off an upset on their day and could potentially trouble the Rossoneri. AC Milan are the better team on paper, however, and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: AC Milan 2-1 Torino
This match will start from 1:30 am
This match will take place on 12 January 2023
As Milan’s absence list is a particularly long one, several fringe players may be offered an opportunity by Stefano Pioli in the Coppa Italia, which would see squad members such as Sergino Dest and weekend goalscorer Tommaso Pobega promoted to the starting XI.
First-choice goalkeeper Mike Maignan again joins Ante Rebic, Simon Kjaer, Rade Krunic and Alessandro Florenzi on the sidelines, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still completing his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury. Young defender Malick Thiaw will be ruled out too, due to a suspension dating back to his time at Schalke.
More positively, Junior Messias is back in full training and should be available to play on Wednesday, with Belgian striker Divock Origi only a little further behind his recovery.
Torino, meanwhile, are still missing former Milan loanee Pietro Pellegri and wing-back Ola Aina, but Wilfried Singo may now be involved from the start.
Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Tomori, Gabbia, Dest; Vranckx, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Pobega, Leao; De Ketelaere
Milinkovic-Savic; Djidji, Schuurs, Rodriguez; Singo, Ricci, Lukic, Vojvoda; Miranchuk, Vlasic; Sanabria
Tip 1: Result – AC Milan
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: AC Milan to score first – Yes
Tip 4: Rafael Leao to score – Yes
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a AC Milan win with a probability of 55.77%. A draw has a probability of 24.1% and a win for Torino has a probability of 20.17%.
The most likely scoreline for an AC Milan win is 1-0 with a probability of 12.54%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 2-0 (10.6%) and 2-1 (9.65%). The likeliest drawn scoreline is 1-1 (11.42%), while for a Torino win it is 0-1 (6.76%).
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Milan vs Torino a great match to watch, Milan will win.