Serie A Preview: Torino vs. Inter

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Updated: August 27, 2014
Inter Milan

Match Date: 31 August 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Olimpico di Torino

 

Inter is pressured to perform well than what they did last season. The former Champions League title holder eyes for a higher rank in the Serie A table. But first, they must survive Torino’s onslaught, which will be playing without Ciro Immobile, who just transferred to German giants, Borussia Dortmund.

 

The contenders

Torino

Torino almost fell in the relegation zone last season. However, the strong resilience of the squad and the dynamic duo of Ciro Immobile and Alessio Cerci enabled the squad to not only survive, but also clinch the 7th spot of Italy’s top-flight league.

 

But Immobile has already left Italy and decided to carve his name in Borussia Dortmund. Definitely, his departure will leave a major void in the squad. Thus, Torino’s present challenges will be focused on how they will cope with such loss and at the same time, ensure a stronger, and better finish

 

Inter

Walter Mazzarri did an impressive job of leading Inter Milan into a 5th place finish. Yet, on a closer look, it was still a far off shot from the Inter squad that once dominated Europe.

 

Nevertheless, there is still enough reason for the squad to hope for the best. Its roster of talented players such as Mateo Kovacic and Mauro Icardi has a lot to offer. The signing of Nemanja Vidic will also add more depth in the club.

 

Possible head turners

But of course, Manchester United’s Vidic is one of the possible head-turners in the featured match. The striker, Fabio Quagliarella is also perceived as the perfect replacement for Immobile. He should take the first match as an opportunity to feature and steal the spotlight.

 

What the odds say

Inter stands as the ultimate online betting favorite of the said match. The club is valued to win at profitable odds of 2.31.

 

 

 

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