Torino - Inter: Nerazzurri look for a win against unbeaten Toro
Andrea Stramaccioni's side travel to Stadio Olimpico to try and get three points from Giampiero Ventura's newly promoted team
By Alex Mott
Darmian, Glik, Ogbonna, Masiello
Stevanovic, Bianchi, Sgrigna, Vives
Zanetti, Samuel, Ranocchia, Nagatomo
Guarin, Cambiasso, Gargano
Samir Handanovic is set to make his Inter debut on Sunday, as the Nerazzurri travel to Torino.
The Slovenian goalkeeper has recovered from knee surgery he underwent over the summer, and is fit to make his first appearance for Andrea Stramaccioni's side.
Elsewhere, the Milanese giants are expected to name Walter Samuel at centre-back in place of Matias Silvestre, alongside Javier Zanetti, Andrea Ranocchia and Yuto Nagatomo.
In midfield, Fredy Guarin and Walter Gargano will keep their places in the starting XI, whilst Esteban Cambiasso is to replace Alvaro Pereira after the 3-1 loss to Roma.
Antonio Cassano and Diego Milito will start up front, with Wesley Sneijder playing in the trequartista role.
For the home side, they should name a relatively unchanged team from the one that beat Pescara 3-0 before the international break.
Jean-Francois Gillet will keep his place in goal - behind a defence of Matteo Darmain, Kamil Glik, Angelo Ogbonna and Salvatore Masiello.
Matteo Brighi and Alessandro Gazzi will anchor the midfield, whilst Rolando Bianchi and Alessandro Sgrigna will provide the focal point in attack.
The one change Giampiero Ventura could make will be to bring Giuseppe Vives in for Mario Santana on the wing.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Torino have lost 61 times against Inter, more than any other current Serie A side.
- In the 136 meetings between the two, Il Toro have won 32 and drawn 43.
- In fact, their last win against the San Siro side came in February 1994 in a 2-0 home win.
- Torino, along with Lazio, are the only team yet to conceded a goal this term in Serie A; and they are also the only team in Europe's top leagues not to have a shot on target against them.
- Inter have conceded two or more goals in four of their last five games.
- Andrea Stramaccioni's side have won their last eight games at Stadio Olimpico.
- Wesley Sneijder (pictured right) has created the most goalscoring chances in Italy's top-flight this term.
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Top 3 Predictions
Torino 0-2 FC Internazionale
- 16.49 %
Torino 0-3 FC Internazionale
- 14.96 %
Torino 1-2 FC Internazionale
- 11 %
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Oct 20, 2013||Torino 3 - FC Internazionale 3|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Jan 27, 2013||FC Internazionale 2 - Torino 2|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Sep 16, 2012||Torino 0 - FC Internazionale 2|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Feb 1, 2009||FC Internazionale 1 - Torino 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Sep 21, 2008||Torino 1 - FC Internazionale 3|
|Dec 8, 2013||Torino 1 - Lazio 0||ITA1|
|Nov 30, 2013||Genoa 1 - Torino 1||ITA1|
|Nov 24, 2013||Torino 4 - Catania 1||ITA1|
|Nov 10, 2013||Cagliari 2 - Torino 1||ITA1|
|Nov 3, 2013||Torino 1 - Roma 1||ITA1|
|-||Valerio Di Cesare||Defender|
The veteran midfielder will have to be at his imperious best if he's to impose himself on Sunday's game. The 31-year-old will match himself up against the combative stylings of Guarin and Cambiasso, but should use all his experience to start pulling some Toro strings.
Simply put – Diego Milito is the best striker in Italy. Up against the centre-back pairing of Kamil Glik and Angelo Ogbonna, the Argentina international should have a field day, so expect him to bag at least one goal for the Nerazzurri.
Torino have been the surprise package in Serie A so far this season, going unbeaten in their first three game, and they will be more than a match for Andrea Stramaccioni's team on Sunday. Expect an end-to-end match, with Il Toro's infamous 4-2-4 formation going up against Inter's workmanlike midfield.
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