AC Milan vs TorinoSerie A, KO: 19:45 Aug 26, 2023, San Siro
AC Milan will be aiming to build on their win on the opening weekend as they face Torino in their first home fixture of the season in Serie A. The Turin club are generally tough to beat but brimming with confidence from their performance on opening weekend, Milan should have the edge.
AC Milan were quite comfortable on opening weekend as they eased to a comfortable 2-0 victory at Bologna. Olivier Giroud opened the scoring early in the contest while Christian Pulisic capped an impressive debut with the second.
After last season’s dismal title defence, AC Milan will be keen to put up a better challenge this time around. One thing Stefano Pioli’s men will be keen to channel from last season is their start to the campaign as they went unbeaten in their opening six matches and did not taste defeat until September.
AC Milan will also be looking to carry on their solid record at San Siro as they went unbeaten in their final nine home matches last season. They were some one-sided results in that run, including a 5-1 victory over Sampdoria and a 3-1 win against Verona.
Torino did not make the best start to the campaign as they were held to a 0-0 home draw by Cagliari last weekend. They saw more of the possession and had a few chances but were let down by some poor finishing.
While the inability to see out the game will be disappointing to Ivan Juric, the manager will be keen to continue their impressive record from the back end of last season. Torino have now kept five clean sheets in their last nine matches.
Torino were surprisingly better on their travels at the back end of last season as they went unbeaten in their final six away matches, claiming five wins in that run. Their impressive defensive record was also more evident on the road as they conceded just a single goal in that run.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
AC Milan have 23-5 advantage with 19 draws from 47 previous matches against Torino. The Rossoneri found it difficult in this tie last season, losing in Turin and the Coppa Italia before claiming a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture in January.
Players to watch
Christian Pulisic has hit the ground running at AC Milan and could be tipped to find the net once again at 7/2 with bet365. However, Olivier Giroud remains the biggest goal threat for Milan and could backed to get on the score sheet for the second straight week at 7/4 with William Hill.
AC Milan looked comfortable at the back on the opening weekend and having kept clean sheets in seven of the last nine meetings, will be keen for a similar performance on Saturday. Given Torino’s lack of cutting edge, the duo of Malick Thiaw and Fikayo Tomori could lead the hosts to a clean sheet at 21/20 with 10bet.
Anything else catch the eye?
With both teams looking fairly solid at the back, BTTS NO could be on the cards at 4/5 with BetVictor. AC Milan have beaten Torino to nil in the last four meetings at San Siro and can be set for a similar outcome on Saturday at 31/20 with BetVictor.
Both teams have been separated by a single goal in their last three meetings, so AC Milan can be tipped to win by one goal at 5/2 with bet365.
This Serie A match between AC Milan and Torino will be played on Aug 26, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best AC Milan vs Torino prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.