AC Milan vs. FC Torino / Coppa Italia – This match in the round of sixteen of the Italian Cup certainly attracts a lot of attention, because it is played between two teams from the upper part of the table in Serie A, with the fifth Milan with a game in hand, now has seven points more than eight Turin. Otherwise, it is an interesting fact that they will already next weekend meet in the championship, but in Turin, while in the autumnal part of the season, the host “Rossoneri” celebrated with 3-2 at the San Siro home. Begins: 12.01.2017. – 21:00 CET
In this way, the team of Milan came to a third consecutive home win in their championship duels, while they celebrated three times in a row in Turin, which only tells us that the popular “Rossoneri” are now certainly a favourites when it comes to placement in the next round of the Italian Cup. Otherwise, they have recently in Qatar in Doha won their first trophy of the season, given that they in the Italian Super Cup defeated reigning champion Juventus, while they after that in their first championship match this year celebrated at home with 1-0 over Cagliari.
So at this point, coach Montella’s players are at a solid fifth place in the table, except that they have one game less and just one point behind the fourth Lazio and two behind the third Napoli. This is why we believe that Montella will now in the Cup rest most of his starters, especially since he already has a lot of quality players on the bench that cannot seem to get more minutes in the championship. We should also add that he will not be able to count on defender Abate and midfielders Montolivo, Kucka and Fernandez for this match with Atalanta.
Probable lineups AC Milan: Gabriel – Calabria, Gomez, Zapata, Vangioni – Poli, Bertolacci, Sosa – Honda, Lapadula, Niang
When it comes to Turin, they recently mainly played in series, so in November last year they had a great series of four wins, three in the championship and one in the Italian Cup, and after that they entered in one difficult period in Serie A, and they suffered away defeats by Sampdoria and Napoli and at home by their city rivals Juventus. However, in the last two rounds, they have again started playing better and first celebrated with 1-0 win over Genoa at home, and then played a draw last weekend with Sassuolo (0-0).
Of course that coach Mihajlovic is in all of this mostly happy that they finally managed to play two games without receiving a goal, but on the other side, their offensive blade has dulled a little, so they brought Iturbe from Roma in this transfer window. We now expect him from the first minute against AC Milan in the Cup, just like several other players who still have not exactly managed to impose in the championship. When it comes to absences due to injuries, those are defender Molinaro and midfielders Vives and Gustafson, while midfielder Acquah travelled to the African Cup of Nations.
Probable lineups FC Torino: Padelli – de Silvestri, Ajeti, Castan, Avelar – Obi, Lukic, Baselli – Iturbe, Maxi Lopez, Martinez
AC Milan vs. FC Torino PICK
Even though we will on the field probably watch reserve lineups in both teams, it does not mean that there will be no fire at San Siro, especially since both Montella and Mihajlovic are known to prefer offensive football.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.67 at comeon (down to 1.62 can be played)