Even though Milan lost the most recent Coppa Italia, winning the Scudetto more than made up for it. However, after finally winning the Scudetto, Milan now has their sights set on cup success this year.
Stefano Pioli’s team is currently in third place in Serie A as they approach the midpoint of their title defence and are also through to the Champions League knockout rounds, where they will face Tottenham Hotspur next month.
If not for a late collapse against Roma at home on Sunday, which allowed in-form Juventus to sneak up on the rails and steal second place, they would both be seven points behind league leaders Napoli.
The Rossoneri will travel to Lecce’s Stadio Via del Mare at the weekend in order to prepare for their match on Wednesday and their Supercoppa Italiana match against Inter the following week in the somewhat sunnier climate of Riyadh.
They will try to recover from a disastrous final five minutes against Jose Mourinho’s team, where they conceded twice and lost a two-goal lead thanks to goals from Pierre Kalulu and Tommaso Pobega earlier in the game.
Despite that blunder, Milan has won 10 of their last 12 Serie A home games. They now face the Turin team they lost to in their previous meeting in October.
The second-city team’s 17-game unbeaten away streak came to an end that day, along with their 2-1 loss, so they will benefit from playing at San Siro this time.
Since losing 7-0 at home in 2021, Torino has faced Milan three times in league play, winning once, drawing once, and losing once. The win over the Rossoneri in October helped Torino exorcise some of the ghosts of that terrible loss.
After a disappointing home draw with Empoli, Toro travelled south to Salerno at the weekend, but they could only manage a second consecutive 1-1 result, this time against the Salernitana team of former manager Davide Nicola.
In addition to seeing his woodwork hit twice by a Torino team unable to hold onto the lead after Antonio Sanabria’s first-half header, their hosts’ recently acquired Guillermo Ochoa was in outstanding form.
Ivan Juric’s team is now 10th in the standings, 14 points above the relegation zone. The Granata are therefore not in danger of being relegated this season, but their chances of qualifying for Europe also appear slim given the calibre of the clubs that are placed above them in the standings.
A team that easily defeated lower league opponents Palermo (3-0) and Cittadella (4-0) at home in the Coppa’s opening rounds will need to step it up on Wednesday. They have lost four of their last seven away games in the league, winning just one.
1×2 Betting Odds
Given Milan’s busy schedule in the coming days, which includes a quick trip to Saudi Arabia, anticipate a disjointed performance from the Scudetto holders. But if young players with something to prove make an impact, they can get past a low-scoring Torino team!
And the betting market agrees!
Playing at the San Siro, this Milan side is the favourite to win with market odds standing @ 1.71.
Torino are placed 10th on the table in Serie A, and their odds of making it past Milan in the Coppa Italia makes them the underdogs @ 5.75.
The possibility of a stalemate after the 90 mins are played stands @ 4.10.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.04.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.95.
AC Milan could end up playing their 2nd strongest side, but the market still believes they will be able to get the job done!
So expect a low scoring affair, but also expect a win at the San Siro for the home side!