AC Milan vs Torino Prediction, 1/9/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AC Milan vs Torino
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AC Milan (+162) Torino (+150)
Sasa Lukic and Torino (2-5-8, 17th in Serie A) head to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday where they'll meet AC Milan (11-4-0, 1st in Serie A). The goalies expected to start will be Gianluigi Donnarumma for AC Milan and Salvatore Sirigu for Torino. The Maroons are at at +150 while AC Milan are priced at +162. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
AC Milan faced off with Benevento in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. AC Milan tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 9 of those tries for a rate of 52.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 85.0% received passes rate by converting 289 of the 340 passing targets in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, AC Milan finished the game at a 11.1% rate by landing 1 SoT of 9 total shots. AC Milan has an average of 2.20 goals per 90 minutes (33 total goals) and have accumulated 21 assists in all games for this campaign.
Franck Kessie is a player who should be able to impact this match for AC Milan. Kessie has started 173 outings so far in his career and he tallies 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The defender from Serbia has accumulated 32 goals scored in 15,231 mins. He has 11 assists while tallying 36 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Jens Petter Hauge, the forward hailing from Norway. He has assisted on a goal 12 times during his soccer career while scoring 23 goals. Hauge has 3,627 minutes during 30 career starts and has earned himself 6 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.57 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for AC Milan is Gianluigi Donnarumma. Donnarumma (95-51-44 record during his career) has earned 62 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.3% shutout rate. The goalie from Italy has had 730 shots tried at him in 192 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.07 (203 goals conceded) and he has a save % of .742. Donnarumma has seen the pitch for 17,021 mins and is sitting with 542 saves during his soccer career.
For their last outing, Torino took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Parma. Torino had a 64.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 of the 14 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 328 of the 413 passes they attempted for a percentage of 79.4%. Torino had 5 shots attempted out of 13 shots attempted which gave them a 38.5% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 24 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, Torino sports an average of 1.60 goals and 0.93 assists per 90 min.
Sasa Lukic should provide solid play for Torino. The midfielder born in Serbia has totaled 7,051 professional minutes while scoring 8 goals. He has tallied 32 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 3 times. He has an average of 0.10 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 77 contests in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Andrea Belotti, the forward born in Italy. Belotti has been given a total of 26 yellow cards in 18,950 mins (203 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.50. He has accumulated 106 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 30 different times.
Salvatore Sirigu will look after the goal for Torino. During his pro soccer career, Sirigu has conceded 460 goals and has tallied 1,105 saves in 370 starts. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 173-94-101. He sports a save percentage of .716 and his clean sheet rate is currently 31.9%. Sirigu has racked up 118 clean sheets and has defended 1,545 shots tried against him in 33,172 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Torino (+150)
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