AC Milan vs Torino
Coppa Italia – Round of 16
Date: Thursday, 12th January 2017
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: San Siro, Milan.
AC Milan were seen struggling in their weekend Serie A fixture against Cagliari. Carlos Bacca came to the rescue with two minutes left on the clock to salvage a narrow 1-0 win for the Rossoneri.
Vincenzo Montella is doing an excellent job as Milan head-coach as they are currently fifth in the standings with 36 points. They have a game in hand and they are only 5 points behind the second placed Roma. The Rossoneri are the third best defense in the league, but they must improve their goal scoring record as they are 8th in that aspect.
Milan were in the finals of the Coppa Italia last season, a tie that they lost to Juventus on penalties. They had their sweet revenge in the Super Copa fixture by defeating the same opponent in similar fashion at Doha on December 2016.
Torino were held to a goal-less draw by Sassulo in last weekend’s Serie A fixture. They had a tough month in December as they lost in 3 of their 4 matches. A run that saw them drop down to 8th in the league standings.
While playing away from home this season, Torino have so far failed to cope with their opponents. They managed just 2 wins from 10 matches so far, with 2 draws and 5 losses.
AC Milan vs Torino: Head-to-head stats
Torino haven’t defeated AC Milan since they last won at their home in 2001. The Rossoneri have 11 wins to their names in the 18 matches since then, along with 7 draws.
At San Siro, Milan are unbeaten in the last 12 with 9 wins and 3 draws. They had kept clean sheets in 8 matches during the period. Torino’s last visit to Milan was on 1998, a fixture they lost by 3-0.
AC Milan vs Torino: Prediction
The head-to-head stats clearly indicated that AC Milan are highly dominant against Torino regardless of the competition or venue. On top of that, Torino haven’t won an away match in Coppa Italia since 2008, which includes 6 defeats inside 90 minutes failing to score in 4. The home side is priced at an excellent odd of 2.15 to win this tie. With a strong backing of the stats, I will pick this with eyes closed.
AC Milan vs Torino: Bet Tips
Milan to win at 8/7 (2.15).