AC Milan is hosting Torino at San Siro in round 10 of the Spanish LaLiga. Milan is playing outstanding soccer in Serie a, and they are still undefeated, but there are terrible in the Champions League. Torino has ended their bad streak, but they are still not out of the woods.
Milan is not tied with Napoli for the top spot with 25 points, and their offense has been great with 22 scored goals. Defensively, Milan has gotten a bit sloppy, but they are still solid. After losing to Porto in the Champions League, Milan was facing Bologna on the road, and they were the dominant team with 63% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 0 big chances created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Milan was leading 0-2 at halftime, but they got sloppy in the second half, and the result was soon 2-2. Fortunately for Milan, Bologna has conceded 2 red cards, and that was enough for Milan to score 2 more goals, and to win this game 2-4. Milan has been hit by injuries ad covid lately, and Florenzi, Plizzari, Messias, Maignan, Rebic, and Diaz will all miss this game. The good news for Milan is Hernandez will be ready for this game. Leao has scored 4 goals for Milan so far, while Giroud and Diaz added 3 goals each. Hernandez has 3 assists. Milan is one of the biggest competitors for the title in Serie A, and if they can keep playing this well, they might just win it, and it will be even better if they get knocked out of the Champions League.
Torino is a solid team, they have a few great players, and they have responded well to the new head coach. Torino has been decent on both ends so far with 12 scored goals and 10 conceded goals, and they are now in 12th place with 11 points. Torino was playing against Genoa in their last game, and they were the better team with 59% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Torino was the better team here, they have scored 3 goals, and they have deservedly won this game 3-2, even though it was tighter than it should have been. Pjaca, Brekalo, Pobega, and Sanabria have each scored 2 goals for Torino so far, while Ansaldi added 3 goals. Unfortunately for Torino, Pjaca, Verdi, Mandragora, and Ansaldi are all injured. Torino is definitely good enough to compete for the Europa League this season, or at least the Conference League, but they need to become more consistent.
Milan was dominant in this matchup, and they haven’t lost to Torino in their last 21 games. Yes, Torino has bounced back, but they need to win a few more for me to stake some money on them. Torino could get on the scoreboard here, but I see Milan winning this game.