By Joe, http://www.bettingexpert.com
The first soccer pick for the Italian League sees Torino travels to San Siro for a Sunday evening televised match.Seven games to the end of the season, Milan needs to win here to put pressure on Juventus for the 2nd place in the Serie A. City rivals Inter Milan did themselves a favour in beating Juventus to cement their Serie A title and also helping neighbor AC Milan in the hunt for the 2nd place. The title has been long gone since AC Milan lost their recent derby match against Inter back in January. AC Milan’s main priority for the rest of the season is to confirm their participation for next year’s Champions League and 2nd place is now within reach.
The Rossoneri can look forward to this game as they can conquer the 2nd place in the Serie A after trailing Juventus for months at the top of the League. The 2nd place berth also bares the significant of entering the Champions League group stages rather than playing a two legged knockout qualifying round. After being absent for this year’s Champion League, the Milan board has more or less demanded the Club to return to the prestigious competition as Milan has won it 7 times before. Players who are injured for this game are Abbiati, Antonini, Bonera, Kaladze, Nesta, Gattusoand Borriello, Jankulovski is suspended. The defense looks thin so Darmian might get a rare starting line-up partnering with Maldini who returns from a thigh injury. Kaka and Ronaldinho will provide the firepower to move Milan one point above Juventus on the top of the league.
Torino is placed 16th in Serie A and they look more likely a team that will struggle in the last 7 games to avoid relegation. Although, if Torino is to do well in San Siro and will nick a point off Milan then their great escape or season could start right there and then. Torino did register 3 points last weekend courtesy of a Cesare Natali’s late winner against Catania. Torino has not won away this season and only mustered just six points out of a possible 45 on their travels. They will certainly find it hard at the San Siro but it is not impossible. Torino will be without Abbruscato, Gasbarroni, Pisano, Ventola, Corini and Zanetti.
Another top against bottom side this Sunday evening and usually the favorite wins the games. The season is getting near to the end and Milan would like a place in the 2nd place rather than the 3rd. There is an abundant of experience in the Milan squad but for this game the defense could see a young one proving himself with an aging back 4. If it all goes upside down then Milan will rely on the attacks to outscore Torino in every department. Bet365.com is offering odds 1.33 for a home win and if punters are looking for more odds then Pato as first goal scorer would be a good betting tip.