Milan vs Torino by JerryDrake
With a win Milan would get closer to the Europa League zone and give a new meaning to their Serie A season. The results in the league are important to Milan but even more important will be the preparation for the Champions League fixtures with Atletico Madrid on February 19 and March 11.
Torino already found the sense of their season: the main target (avoid relegation) is very close. Now the next step for Ventura's players will be to continue their run and fight for a place in the Europa League while Cerci and Immobile will want to continue scoring and hope for an airplane ticket to Brazil next June. They have nothing to lose and this could cause big surprises from now on.
Clarence Seedorf will have to reorganize once again the defense and goalkeeper Amelia will have to take goalkeeper Abbiati's place. Even if they won in Cagliari 2-1, the defense have received negative notes by the newspapers: Amelia made a big mistake, maybe because he has not recovered completely from an old injury, Bonera was very slowly as he was also against Sassuolo, Emanuelson gave no support to the midfield and suffered Cagliari players Dessena and Pisano. Maybe Essien will make his debut, I dont know if he is ready yet.
Last time Torino defeated Milan at San Siro it was in 1985: 1-0, goal scored by Austrian striker Walter Schachner. Since then there have been many Milan victories and some draws.
It is always difficult to bet against Milan but I will go straight as I am sure that Cerci and Immobile will play a great game. If not now, when should they win in San Siro again? Torino to win. Correct score: 1-2.
Milan: Amelia, De Sciglio, Bonera, Rami, Emanuelson, De Jong, Montolivo, Honda, Kaká, Robinho, Pazzini. Reserves: Coppola, Gabriel, Abate, Constant, Mexes, Essien, Birsa, Muntari, Cristante. Trainer: Seedorf
Torino: Padelli, Maksimovic, Glik, Moretti, Darmian, Tachtsidis, Vives, Farnerud, S. Masiello, Cerci, Immobile. Reserves: Gomis, Berni, Bovo, Rodriguez, Basha, Kurtic, Pasquale, El Kaddouri, Barreto, Meggiorini. Trainer: Ventura
Out: El Shaarawy, Abbiati, Poli, Zaccardo, Zapata, Silvestre, Petagna, Balotelli (Milan), Gillet, Larrondo, Gazzi (Torino)
Bet: Torino, odds: 6.70 Marathonbet, stake: 4/10
|Torino||Marathonbet||6.70||4||1-1 LOST (-4 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.