AC Milan host Torino at the San Siro today

AC Milan‘s miserable run continued last weekend with another derby defeat, and the Serie A champions seek its end on Friday, when they host Torino at San Siro.

Having lost four of five matches since exiting the Coppa Italia to their visitors, the Rossoneri are well off the title pace and face a scrap to finish inside the top four.

The Rossoneri have lost four league games in a row for the first time since early 2017, and now languish some 18 points adrift of top spot. Indeed, they have slipped to sixth and are one of five teams realistically in the race to join the league leaders inside the final top four.

A shadow of the squad which pipped Inter to glory last season, Milan are seeking some much-needed relief from their ills, as after Friday’s home fixture they will then play their fourth straight match at San Siro when hosting Tottenham in the Champions League’s last 16.

With both his tactics and dropping of last year’s MVP Rafael Leao drawing criticism, Pioli is under pressure to produce a turnaround; now meeting a team that have twice got the better of his over the past few months is therefore not exactly ideal.

Having shown precious few signs of improvement in the derby, Milan are in damage-limitation mode and would probably take a point if offered before kickoff. They may manage to hold out for a draw, as Torino often lack a cutting edge to match some encouraging approach play.



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