On Monday, Inter and Torino resume rivalry at the San Siro, with the hosts needing to end a two-match winless streak in order to throw themselves back into the reckoning in Serie A’s title race.
Serie A 2019/2020
Date: Monday July 13th
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Inter Milan can go as far as second on the standings with a victory come Monday night, and will look to capitalize on the likes of Lazio and Atalanta all dropping points during the weekend.
It is highly envisaged Antonio Conte’s troops will make the most of this game, and having drawn 2-2 with Hellas Verona last time out, they will want to deliver a remarkable performance having dropped one too many points against mid-table teams in recent weeks.
Bologna were the last side to beat them (2-1) at this ground, and you have to go as far back as May 2018 to the last time they suffered back-to-back league home defeats, a sequence which have spanned over 35 home games!
Torino meanwhile come here on the back of a a 3-1 success over Brescia last Wednesday to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
After conceding ten goals in three consecutive defeats, a positive response was desperately sought after at a time when a fourth defeat would have allowed their opponents to move closer to them.
Manager Moreno Longo, who had won just one of his first eight games in charge before that game, would have naturally had his concerns when his side went into half time facing a one-goal deficit.
However, the comeback will have given him reassurances over the character of his team, who have now provided themselves with a seven-point cushion above 18th-placed Genoa.
Victor Moses, Nicolo Barella and Stefano Sensi all continue to miss out for Inter due to injury.
Simone Zaza misses out here due to suspension while Daniele Baselli is ruled out on account of injury.
Head to Head
In 39 competitive meetings between these two clubs, Inter have earned 21 wins to Torino’s six. 12 games have been drawn between them.
Inter last five competitive games: DWWLD
Torino last five competitive games: WLLLW
Despite having under-performed in their last two fixtures which have seen them pick up just a point, we expect a big response from Inter, who have the freedom to goal hell for leather on Monday.
Although Torino have the firepower
to make an impact, the home side should possses enough quality in their ranks to get over the line. They are 2/5 for an outright win, and we think they will just about edge Torino here.