Torino – Milan
Torino welcomes Milan in a game from the 19th round of the Italian Serie A. The match will be played at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in Turin.
Torino are currently 8th in the standings of Serie A, having won just one of their last five matches. They are still aiming for an Europa League qualification, but they need to start winning more points, if they really want to achieve that goal.
Milan are 5th in the standings, with their main goal remaining a return to the Champions League. Enzo Montella’s team is just two points behind the 3rd Napoli, so the Rossoneri still have a huge chance to return to Europe’s most prestigious football competition.
Torino’s manager Sinisa Mihajlović will be without the services of Cristian Molinaro, who is still injured. Leandro Castan, Afriyie Acquah and Giuseppe Vives remain doubtful for the match as they are still recovering from their last injuries.
Milan’s head coach Enzo Montella can’t use the experienced midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, who is out of action until April. Matias Fernandez and Alessio Romagnoli remain doubtful as they are still recovering.
This game could be decided between the two teams’ most deadliest strikers. Torino’s Andrea Belotti is on fire this season, having scored 13 goals in the league so far. He’s arguably Torino’s most decisive player, so Milan’s defenders will have to watch him with an increased caution. It won’t be surprising if he’s not a Torino player anymore after the end of this season.
Milan on the other hand will once again rely on the Colombian striker Carlos Bacca, who won them three points with his decisive goal against Cagliari at the San Siro last weekend. Carlos Bacca is Milan’s best goalscorer in the Serie A this season with 7 goals scored, so it won’t be surprise to see him in the starting line-up against Torino as well.