Milan at Torino
|Date & Time||Sunday April 28, 2019, 2:30 PM (EDT)|
Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
Torino +187 / Torino: -1.5 (+490) / Milan +160 / Milan: -1.5 (+475)
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Torino is hosting Milan in round 34 of Italian Serie A.
Torino is a solid team that hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games and has conceded only 3 goals during that period. Torino’s best player and top goal scorer is Andrea Belotti with 12 goals and is expected to lead the team once more in this match. In their last game against Genoa, Torino had 53% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 75% of correct passes and has won that game 0-1. Torino still has a pretty good shot at climbing up to Champions League spot. Torino is on the 7th place in the standings at the moment with 53 points are only 3 points behind Milan and Atalanta. Coach Mazzarri is doing a really good job with the team he has and Torino is playing well-balanced soccer with strong midfield and defense. Torino has scored 42 goals so far and has conceded 29 goals which make them one of the best defensive teams in Serie A. Falque is injured while Zaza and Baselli are suspended and will not play in this game. Torino didn’t expect to be this high in the standings before the season started and their goal is complete, and if Torino manages to qualify for Champions League will be only a bonus.
Milan is in a bit of a slump right now and has won only 1 of their last 6 games. In their last game against Parma, Milan was a better team with 59% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 89% of correct passes and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Milan is fighting for Champions League with Roma, Atalanta, Torino, and Lazio and if coach Gattuso doesn’t get his team back on track, Milan could lose their Champions League spot which was their goal before the season started. Piatek is Milan’s top goal scorer with 8 goals while Suso added 9 assists. Calabria and Bonaventura and only 2 injured players in Milan’s squad. There will be a few changes in Milan’s team after the season ends, starting with coach Gattuso who announced that will be leaving the bench. Milan has an away record of 5 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses with 20 scored goals and 15 conceded goals. Milan needs to get out of this slump as soon as possible and get back on winning track in this last 5 games because the competition is strong and race for Champions League spots is getting tenser.
Torino has won only 1 game out of 32 played games against Milan dating back to 1993, while 16 games ended in a draw and Milan winning 15 games. Last 4 games between Torino and Milan ended up in a draw. Torino is playing in better form at the moment, but Milan is a better team here and it’s only a matter of time when they get back on winning track.