AC Milan host Torino in the first Serie A match of the weekend knowing that a victory will see them jump back into the top 3.
Milan have lost three straight Serie A games, most recently a 1-0 defeat to rivals Inter, dropping to 6th place with 38 points.
Torino on the other hand made it 3 games without defeat as they edged Udinese 1-0 to remain in 7th place with 30 points.
Torino won the reverse fixture 2-1 in Turin – thereby ending Milan’s 17-game unbeaten streak away from home and cannot be written off here.
AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 26 Serie A matches against Torino at the San Siro and have managed to win 18 of these matches.
The hosts have lost their last four matches in all competitions and have never suffered five consecutive defeats within a single season since 1930.
There is loads of pressure on Stefano Pioli’s side to overturn their recent poor run of performances and return to winning ways.
Torino have won their last two matches against AC Milan in all competitions and last won three such games in a row in 1969.
Can the visitors make it three straight victories against Milan or will the home team bounce back to record a win on Friday night?
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What time does Milan vs Torino start?
The game kicks off at 10:45pm Kenyan time at the San Siro.
Milan vs Torino team news
The home team are without the services of Ismael Bennacer, Fikayo Tomori and goalkeeper Mike Maignan who are all injured.
Sandro Tonali and Rade Krunic will partner in midfield with Rafael Leao hoping to feature in the starting XI after being left on the bench recently.
Olivier Giroud will continue to lead the attacking line for the Rossoneri.
Antonio Sanabria, Demba Seck and Yann Karamoh are all in contention to start for the visitors in the absence of Pietro Pellegri.
Milan vs Torino head to head
AC Milan have a good recent record against Torino and have won 19 out of the last 39 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Torino’s six victories.
Milan vs Torino current form
Torino come into the game on a better run of form than their opponents, winning twice, losing twice and sharing the spoils in another while Milan have lost 4 games and drawn one.
Milan vs Torino prediction
This particular fixture is not known for goals and this is unlikely to change here. Though, despite a dismal run, Milan are tipped as favorites to turn their fortunes around and bag all 3 points here.