Torino - FC Internazionale predictions and free betting tips [21/10/2023]
On Saturday the 21st of October, in the 9th round of the Italian Serie A, Torino will host Inter on their home ground. The Nerazzurri will try to reclaim the tournament leadership at least for a day, while the Bulls are determined to end a prolonged goal drought.
Torino: Milinkovic-Savic; Schuurs, Tameze, Rodriguez; Bellanova, Ilic, Ricci, Lazaro; Vlasic, Karamoh; Zapata.
Inter: Sommer; Pavard, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Thuram.
The match will take place in Turin at the Olympic Stadium.
Struggling in the lower part of the standings in recent seasons, Torino is hoping to improve its position in the upcoming campaign. Despite the efforts, Ivan Juric's charges cannot gather momentum as evidenced by their 14th place in the Serie A standings with 9 points out of 8 rounds. The only two wins were achieved over outsiders (Genoa and Salernitana). The Piedmont team is currently experiencing a downturn: they achieved not a single victory in the previous 4 matches (2 draws and 2 losses).
After a home draw with Verona (0:0), Torino lost to Juventus before the October international break (0:2). What concerns fans even more are their attack problems: since Duvan Zapata equalised in the match against Roma, 270 minutes have passed. In total, after 8 rounds, the white-and-browns managed only 6 precise shots. Meanwhile, the situation is much better in defence: only three Serie A teams have more clean sheets this season.
The unsuccessful finalists of the Champions League and holders of the Italian Cup last season had to settle for just 3rd place in Serie A at the end of the campaign. Now, the Nerazzurri are determined to improve their championship results, and they have everything they need to compete for the Scudetto. At the moment, the visitors are in the 2nd place in the standings, trailing the leading Milan by 2 points. Inter was unstoppable in the first 5 rounds, but then slowed down.
Simone Inzaghi's wards confidently defeated Salernitana (0:4) thanks to a poker from Lautaro Martinez, after which they sensationally lost to Sassuolo (1:2), and in the final round, played a draw with Bologna (2:2) - goals were scored by Acerbi and Martinez (repeat). In the Champions League, Inter made a decent start, drawing with Real Sociedad and defeating Benfica. It is important to note that Inzaghi's team has won seven out of the last eight away matches, keeping a clean sheet in seven of them. The guests have the best attack and defense in Serie A at this point: 21 goals scored and just 5 conceded in 8 rounds.
At Torino's Olympic Stadium, the Nerazzurri have won seven out of the eight most recent encounters, scoring an average of two goals per match. Last season, Inter won both rounds with a score of 1:0.
Torino vs Inter Match Prediction
The visitors need to catch up after the October slip-ups, as the two hiccups in the past rounds cost the Nerazzurri the top spot in the table. Torino is stuck at the bottom of the standings and hasn't tasted victory in the last four clashes. It's unlikely that the Bulls will be able to snatch any points against the motivated top-tier team, even on their home turf. I'd bet on an away win on Saturday.
Total Goals Prediction
Torino has failed to score in three consecutive matches, while Inter boasts the best defence in Serie A this season. If the Bulls break their spell, it will definitely not be here, hence I'm betting on 'both teams to score - no'.
Corner Kick Prediction
Inter is motivated by tournament situation and superior in class. Moreover, the visitors boast several tall players - they will certainly win on corners.
Yellow Card Prediction
Despite their strategically defensive play, Torino commits relatively few fouls - averaging 2 warnings per game. I'm betting on the home team's individual yellow card total under 2.5.
I'll bet on a precise score of 0:1 in favour of Inter.
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