AC Milan will take on Torino in the second round of the season this evening and after the 2-0 win in the opener, they will be looking to clinch another three points.
San Siro is sold out and that should make for a great atmosphere underneath the floodlights. As said, the Rossoneri started the season very well and it remains to be seen if they can replicate the performance tonight.
Kick-off is set for 20:45 and Gerry Cardinale will be present for the game, having been present against Bologna as well. You can read our pre-match preview here, while below are the best stats ahead of the game…
➤ AC Milan and Torino have drawn 56 of their 153 matches in Serie A, with both sides only recording more draws against Lazio in the top-flight (59 for the Rossoneri, 58 for the Granata).
➤ AC Milan have won five of their last seven Serie A matches against Torino (D1, L1), as many wins as in their previous 15 matches against the Granata in the competition (D8, L2).
➤ Torino’s last away win against AC Milan in Serie A came back in March 1985; the Rossoneri, indeed, are unbeaten in their last 27 home games against the Granata in the top-flight (W19, D8) – only against Hellas Verona do they have a longer ongoing streak of home games without defeat against a side in the competition (31).
➤ AC Milan have won each of their last four Serie A matches last registering a longer winning run in the competition between the end of 2021/22 and the start of 2022/23 (7 in a row); that streak ended on MD2 (draw against Atalanta).
➤ AC Milan scored eight goals in their last two home games of last season, five against Sampdoria and three against Hellas Verona; the Rossoneri could score at least three goals in three consecutive home Serie A games for the first time since July 2020 (against Juventus, Parma and Bologna in that case).
➤ Torino have kept five clean sheets in their last nine league games, but never two in a row in this period – as many shutouts as in their previous 25 matches in Serie A.
➤ Torino finished last season with four consecutive away league wins without conceding a goal; previously only in 1935 have the Granata registered four wins in a row with four away clean sheets in Serie A – indeed, they have never reached five in the top-flight.
➤ Among the teams that haven’t conceded a goal yet in Serie A in 2023/24, AC Milan have recorded the highest value of Expected Goals against (1.1) – on the other hand, only Bologna and Udinese have had a higher xG value than Torino (0.96) among the sides that haven’t scored.
➤ Olivier Giroud has scored in each of his last four Serie A appearances, only once in his career has he netted in more consecutive matches in the Big-5 European leagues: six games in a row between February and April 2015, with Arsenal in Premier League.
➤ In his three matches against AC Milan in Serie A, Antonio Sanabria has never scored; among the teams currently in Serie A against which he hasn’t netted, he has only played more games against Cagliari (seven) and Udinese (six).