Inter 3-3-1, Torino 1-2-4
11/22/20 9 am
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Inter is hosting Torino at Giuseppe Meazza in round 8 in the Italian Serie A.
Inter was having a tough time before this international break, and they have won only 1 of their last 5 games. In the Champions League, Inter has 2 draws and a loss, and they are in the last place in their group with only 2 points. Inter will need to step up their game if they want to have a shot at getting past the group stage. In their last Serie A game, Inter was playing on the road against Atalanta, and they have had 48% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. Inter was leading in the 58th minute, but Atalanta was able to score a goal in the 79th minute. Inter didn’t deserve a win here, and they didn’t get it. The final score of this match was 1-1. Inter isn’t far away from the top in the Serie A standings, only 5 points, but they are in 8th place in the standings. Offensively, Inter has been solid so far this season with 16 scored goals while conceding 11 goals. Lukaku has scored 5 goals for Inter so far this season, while Martinez added 4 goals. Barella has 3 assists. Vecino and Sensi are injured, while Padelli, Brozovic, and Kolarov are all in quarantine because of the Coronavirus. Inter has to make a decision whether to focus on the Champions League or get closer to the top of Serie A because I don’t think they are consistent enough to focus on both at the moment.
Torino is not doing well in Serie A so far this season, and they are in low 17th place with only 5 points, 12 scored goals, and 16 conceded goals. Inter has won only 1 of their last 7 Serie A games while losing 4 of those 7 games. Belotti is the leading goalscorer for Torino with 6 goals so far, while Lukic added 3 goals. Baselli and Millico are both injured, while Rincon is in danger of being suspended. Inter was hosting Crotone in their last Serie A game, and they have had 48% of ball possession, 0 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 85% of the correct passes. Torino wasn’t playing great in this game, and they haven’t created any good chances. Torino has had an extra player for the last few minutes of the game, but they weren’t able to use that advantage. The final score of this game was 0-0. Torino has barely escaped the relegation zone last season, and they aren’t doing any better this season. Torino has to do some self-reflection, and they need to change their game style in order to have a better chance of staying in Serie A.
When playing at home, Inter has not lost to Torino in their last 4 games, and the trends are on Inter’s side. Inter is the better team here, and they can’t afford to rest any players despite playing in the Champions League next week. I’m siding with Inter at home.