Must Win Situation
After losing three of their last four games, Inter Milan is in a must-win situation. That’s right; the Nerazzurri are the ones up against the wall, not Torino. In fact, a victory could boost the Granata up to first place!
Yes, the season is only beginning for Inter, but losing could create a seven-point gap between them and Atalanta, the team atop the standings. In such a competitive league, seven points are a lot.
Despite recent results, the Nerazzurri come in as the betting online favorites, which I bet will motivate the Granata even more. I wasn’t kidding about this being the Serie A Match of the Week!
Inter Milan: What’s Going On?
Last season, Inter Milan only lost four games. This season, they have already lost two. First, 3-1 against Lazio, and most recently, 3-2 against AC Milan. As if that wasn’t enough, they also lost in their UEFA Champions League debut, 2-0 against Bayern Munich.
So…what’s going on? First, Romelu Lukaku couldn’t finish the game against Lazio and has missed the last three due to injury. He’s not expected to return this weekend, meaning Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko will be in charge of the attacking unit once again. Their chemistry isn’t bad, but Martinez and Lukaku have a special bond.
Second, the team’s depth isn’t as good as last season. They parted ways with Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Ivan Perisic, and Matias Vecino. We aren’t talking only about talented players but also experienced ones. Precisely, the team has been struggling with managing emotions at crucial moments.
“We won’t give up; we’re not accustomed to giving up and want to do everything to achieve our objectives,” said midfielder Danilo D’Ambrosio after Wednesday’s game.
That attitude is the main reason to consider including the Nerazzurri in your soccer picks, as they’re determined to bounce back. Last but not least, they’re offering a -225 price to win straight up.
Torino: Second Real Test
Torino has been a really nice surprise, but let’s be honest, the Granata have faced only one title contender and lost 3-1. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe they’re a tempting underdog, but it’s time for them to defeat a powerhouse.
Most recently, they played host to Lecce and won 1-0. Nikola Vlasic was the scorer. The Croatian has had a great start to the season, enough to be the team’s top scorer with three goals. Mergim Vojvoda also deserves some praise as he leads the team in assists with two.
Here’s another reason to consider the Granata a tempting underdog: They only lost one of their last seven road games. They scored two or more goals in four of those matches and finished with a clean sheet once.
There’s also the fact that they’re offering a +600 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. That means a $100 bet could turn into a $700 payout.
Inter Milan vs Torino Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 164
- Inter Milan Victories: 73 (237 goals)
- Torino Victories: 39 (164 goals)
- Draws: 52
Last season, Inter Milan suffered a bit more than expected to defeat Torino at San Siro. In the end, the Nerazzurri managed to win 1-0 thanks to a goal scored by Denzel Dumfries. Later, in Torino, the home side had the three points in the bag, but Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to save the day for Inter Milan. The Chilean scored the equalizer in stoppage time.
Inter Milan vs Torino Match Information
- Game: Inter Milan vs Torino
- Location: San Siro, Milan
- Time: Saturday, Sept. 10th, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Inter Milan vs Torino Live Stream: fubo.tv
Inter Milan vs Torino Betting Lines
Inter Milan vs Torino Prediction
Forget about the standings; Inter Milan is the better team here. Dzeko and Joaquin Correa should take advantage of Lukaku’s absence to impress the boss. Plus, several usual starters, including goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, defender Stefan de Vrij, and midfielder Nicolo Barella didn’t play against Bayern Munich, meaning they’ll be at 100 percent. That being said, I expect the Nerazzurri to suffer a bit in order to get the three points. Therefore, my soccer prediction is a close victory for the home side, with both teams scoring.
Score Prediction: Inter Milan 2, Torino 1