AC Milan vs Torino predicted lineups: can Pulisic improve on debut outing

Olivier Giroud - AC Milan
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After kicking off their Serie A campaign with a draw against Cagliari, Torino travels to San Siro for the next league engagement. The Red and Blacks started their season by taking all three points against Bologna, playing away from San Siro Stadium.

AC Milan and Torino will be entering at San Siro Stadium on Saturday, 26 August. The kick-off time of the game is 18:45 GMT. Here are our predicted lineups for the fixture AC Milan vs Torino and all the latest team news.

AC Milan vs Torino Predicted Lineups and News

Before we dive into the specifics of the AC Milan vs. Torino possible lineups, let’s begin by sharing the latest team news for each side and how these updates impact their overall prowess. And for those who can’t make it to the stadium, rest assured that you can catch all the excitement on your TV screen.

Team News: AC Milan

AC Milan made a trip to Bologna in their first game of Serie A and had an easy lead of 0-2. Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock for Milan in just the 11th minute and Christian Pulisic scored a stunner on his debut in the 21st minute.

After remaining very busy in the transfer market recently, AC Milan has signed Marco Pellegrino from Atletico Platense. The Red and Blacks will be without Defensive midfielder Ismael Bennacer who has sustained a knee injury and is reported to stay out of the field until November.

Giroud displayed an exceptional partnership with USMNT captain Pulisic in the offensive unit, notching an opening goal and contributing to Pulisic’s remarkable strike. Consequently, it’s plausible to anticipate Pioli maintaining an unchanged lineup for Round 2 in Serie A.

Predicted AC Milan lineups:

Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Thiaw, Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao

Team News: Torino

Lazaro - Torino
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In the first round of Serie A against Cagliari at Stadio Olimpico De Torino, the Maroons were clipped to a goalless draw. In added time, Nemanja Radonjic had two opportunities to secure three points, but newcomers’ goalkeeper Boris Radunovic thwarted his attempts.

Kofi Djidji is sidelined due to a hernia issue, while David Zima is unavailable due to a leg injury. Additionally, Demba Seck is also out of contention due to a shoulder injury. Nikola Vlasic was handed his debut for Torino in the first round of Serie A and played for more than sixty minutes.

Predicted Torino Lineups: 

Milinkovic, Rodriguez, Buongiorno, Schuurs, Vlasic, Vojvoda, Ilic, Ricci, Sanabria, Karamoh, Bellanova

Will Divock Origi play for AC Milan?

Divock Origi was notably missing from the lineup in the initial round against Bologna, attributed to his possible departure from the club. The Belgian striker’s return to Premier League side Liverpool is surrounded by rumours, with Sheffield United emerging as a robust contender in the pursuit of Origi. As a result of these developments, it is our expectation that AC Milan will once again step onto the San Siro turf without the presence of Origi.

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