AC Milan take on Torino away from home tonight as the Rossoneri look to follow up their big win in Turin this weekend with another victory. The Champions League is on the line for Stefano Pioli’s men and he will be missing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to lead the line. Milan will need to rely on the squad to deliver as a whole to register a win where they haven’t since 2012.
Milan 0 - 0 Torino (Coppa)
Milan 2 - 0 Torino
Milan 1 - 0 Torino
Milan 4 - 2 Torino (Coppa)
Torino 2 - 1 Milan
Form Guide (all competitions)
Torino: W, D, L, W, D
Milan: W, L, L, W, W
Players to Watch
This will be a key test for the Turkey international and he will need to deliver in the absence of Ibrahimovic. He will be the most experienced member of the attack and will need to set the tempo and hopefully contribute with a goal or an assist. He will need to motivate Diaz, Castillejo whilst opening space for Rebic to exploit. A lot rests on his shoulders for this game.
Donnarumma will wear the captain’s armband again and will need to lead by example with another clean sheet. The Torino game is tricky hence he will need to be on top form to ensure nothing gets past him early on to hurt Milan’s confidence. Gigio will need to arrange his defence well and cover for any slip ups from the defenders as the difference between winning and losing this one will be slim.
The central midfielder has been instrumental for Torino this season and is the lynchpin of the squad. He will be the one launching the pacey counter attacks and often finds himself in dangerous areas further up the field. Just as Bennacer and Kessie immobilised Bentacur last weekend, they need to isolate Mandragora.
Vojvoda off the bench also needs to be watched so as to avoid a Sassuolo repeat given that he has two goals in the past two games.
Prediction: Torino 1 - 2 Milan