Italian Serie A match preview and prediction – Inter vs Torino. Kick-off: Sunday 22 November 2020 at 14.00 BST time.
Inter coach Antonio Conte must cope without Aleksandar Kolarov and Marcelo Brozovic when the Nerazzurri host Torino at San Siro on Sunday.
The two Nerazzurri men returned from international duty positive for coronavirus and Stefano Sensi seems set to miss out again. Torino announced two positive tests after the international break too, but didn’t reveal the identity of the members testing positive.
Inter, who are without a win in four competitive games, aim to bounce back against Marco Giampaolo’s men, but the Granata come from a positive experience ahead of the international break.
Torino, who will be without the coach due to COVID-19, climbed out of the bottom three with four points in a week, following up a 2-1 win against Genoa with a clean sheet in the goalless draw with newly promoted Crotone.
Inter have a decisive game against Real Madrid on Wednesday next week, but reports in Italy suggest the Beneamata will come out with a strong XI against Torino.
Achraf Hakimi should take place at right, with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez ahead of Nicolò Barella in attack.
Milan Skriniar should get another go in defence, accompanied by Stefan de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni, as Andrea Belotti spearheads Torino after an impressive few weeks with club and national team.
Torino are not expected to upset the Nerazzurri at San Siro, but the Granata have only lost once in their last five games, including a 3-1 win in extra time over Lecce in the Coppa Italia, and hope to provide a stern test for Conte’s men.
Form guide: Inter (D D W L D) Torino (D W L D L)
Stat fact: Inter have won their last two games against Torino and could register three consecutive wins over the Granata for the first time since September 2008.
Inter (3-4-1-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Hakimi, Vidal, Gagliardini, Young; Barella; Lukaku, Lautaro
Injured: Vecino, Sensi, Padelli, Kolarov, Brozovic, Pinamonti
On a yellow card: none
Torino (4-3-1-2): Sirigu; Singo, Bremer, Lyanco, Rodriguez; Meite, Rincon, Linetty; Lukic; Verdi, Belotti
Injured: Baselli, Izzo
On a yellow card: Rincon
Prediction: Inter 2-0 Torino
Credit: Football Italia