Inter Milan will have the opportunity to reclaim the top spot in Serie A when they face Torino on Saturday evening. After slipping from first place before the international break, Inter will be eager to continue their impressive away form and secure a victory. However, they will be without Marko Arnautovic due to injury, and Alexis Sanchez may be fatigued after playing full matches in Chile’s World Cup qualifiers. As a result, Inter captain Lautaro Martinez is expected to start for the team.
On the other hand, Torino will be hoping to put an end to their long-goal drought. Both ‘El Toro’ and Marcus Thuram, who has been influential with five assists this season, are likely to lead the attack for the home side. Despite Juan Cuadrado’s absence due to an Achilles problem, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has a full squad to choose from and is expected to field a similar starting lineup to the one that drew with Bologna.
Torino, on the other hand, has several players unavailable for the match, including Brandon Soppy, Kofi Djidji, and Alessandro Buongiorno. However, Saba Sazonov has recently returned from a foot injury and could feature. In terms of their attacking options, Antonio Sanabria, last season’s top scorer, is expected to start on the bench, with Duvan Zapata trusted to break Torino’s goal drought. However, Zapata has struggled against Inter in previous home games, failing to score in 483 minutes and managing just one shot on target.
Overall, both teams will be determined to secure a positive result in this crucial Serie A clash.
Torino vs. Inter Milan – lineups
Torino possible starting lineup:
Milinkovic-Savic; Schuurs, Tameze, Rodriguez; Bellanova, Ilic, Ricci, Lazaro; Vlasic, Karamoh; Zapata
Inter Milan possible starting lineup:
Sommer; Pavard, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Thuram