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January 27, 2013 7:45 p.m. GMT
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Inter-Torino Preview: Nerazzurri target return to form against improving Granata

Sunday's visitors have not lost in the league in five games but Andrea Stramaccioni's men will be eager to put that run to an end as they try to gain ground in Serie A

By Rich Middleton

Rodrigo Palacio - Inter
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

INTER

Handanovic
Ranocchia, Chivu, Juan Jesus,
Nagatomo, Zanetti, Gargano, Pereira
Guarin,
Palacio, Cassano
TORINO

Gillet
D'Ambrosio, Glik, Rodgriguez, Masiello
Cerci, Brighi, Gazzi, Santana
Barreto, Bianchi


Inter will be without defender Walter Samuel but striker Antonio Cassano could return up front to partner Rodrigo Palacio for the visit of 11th-placed Torino.

Philippe Coutinho, who is rumoured to be on the verge of a move away from San Siro, will not feature, along with Diego Milito and Dejan Stankovic, but Ricky Alvarez is named in the squad.

Torino boss Giampiero Ventura meanwhile is only missing defender Angelo Ogbonna, with Kamil Glik and Guillermo Rodriguez slotting in at centre back and Rolando Bianchi back up front.

Alessio Cerci suffered a minor injury in midweek, but looks set to feature on the wing.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Inter have won eight out of the last nine games against Torino in all competitions.
  • Andrea Stramaccioni's side have conceded more goals at home than any other side in the top six in Serie A.
  • The Nerazzurri have picked up just five points from their last five league games.
  • Torino have not lost since December 9, when they went down 4-2 against Milan.
  • Since then, they have picked up 11 points from a possible 15 to move them into 11th spot in Serie A.
  • Giampiero Ventura (pictured, right) has seen his side lose away from home on just two occasions in Serie A this season - with Torino drawing seven and winning the other two on the road.


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Last Five Matches
Inter
19 Apr 2014Parma 0 - Inter 2SR-A
13 Apr 2014Sampdoria 0 - Inter 4SR-A
5 Apr 2014Inter 2 - Bologna 2SR-A
31 Mar 2014Livorno 2 - Inter 2SR-A
27 Mar 2014Inter 0 - Udinese 0SR-A
Torino
19 Apr 2014Lazio 3 - Torino 3SR-A
13 Apr 2014Torino 2 - Genoa 1SR-A
6 Apr 2014Catania 1 - Torino 2SR-A
30 Mar 2014Torino 2 - Cagliari 1SR-A
25 Mar 2014Roma 2 - Torino 1SR-A
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
26Cristian ChivuDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
16Gaby MudingayiMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
99Antonio CassanoStriker
-Vid BelecGoalkeeper
-Raffaele Di GennaroGoalkeeper
26Matías SilvestreDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
2JonathanDefender
11Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
77McDonald MarigaMidfielder
19Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
24Marco BenassiMidfielder
-Daniel BessaMidfielder
9Tommaso RocchiStriker
7Marko LivajaStriker
1Jean-François GilletGoalkeeper
2Guillermo RodriguezDefender
-Danilo D'AmbrosioDefender
17Salvatore MasielloDefender
25Kamil GlikDefender
-Mario SantanaMidfielder
11Alessio CerciMidfielder
14Alessandro GazziMidfielder
-Matteo BrighiMidfielder
10Paulo Vitor BarretoStriker
69Riccardo MeggioriniStriker
23Lys GomisGoalkeeper
-Valerio Di CesareDefender
33Pablo CáceresDefender
36Matteo DarmianDefender
4Migjen BashaMidfielder
-Sergio SuciuMidfielder
8Marko BakićMidfielder
20Giuseppe VivesMidfielder
14Valter BirsaMidfielder
9Rolando BianchiStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0