InterStats Preview – Inter vs Torino: A Test Of Inter’s Mental Strength
The last time the two sides met ended in a draw, that draw ended Inter’s season psychologically. Seven months later Inter are back in the chase for a Champions League place and will face the Granata in a packed Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday afternoon in Serie A’s week 12. Inter are currently undefeated this season and, San Siro is looking like a fortress with 5 wins out of 5 for the Nerazzurri. Inter are undefeated in 20 of their last 22 games against Torino in all competitions. Below tomorrow’s match is previewed using whoscored.com numbers for what should be an intriguing test for Inter’s mental strength.
Inter have racked up 22 goals in 11 rounds so far this season. Averaging 2 goals per game from 15.3 shots per game. Club captain Mauro Icardi remains the team’s usual predator with 50% of the goals Inter have scored this season. Mihajlovic’s men on the other side have scored 16 goals with the ex nerazzurro as their leader, Adem Ljajic, leading the chart with 4 goals. With the return of Andrea Belotti (currently on 3 goals), the Granata will pose more attacking threats to their opponent. Torino have averaged 1.5 goals per game from 12.2 shots per game.
Inter have conceded 8 goals resulting from 13.2 shots per game. Still they remain the second best defensive side (tied with Napoli) in the league, after Roma (5 goals conceded). The nerazzurri have conceded 4 goals at home this season, interestingly those goals came in their last two games at the Meazza. Torino, on the road have let in 12 goals in 6 games. They have also allowed 11.7 shots per game in each of the games.
Moving the ball:
Inter have recorded an average possession of 53% at home this season versus Torino’s 53.7% on the road. This shows that the Granata are never afraid to play their game outside Turin. Inter have completed 7.9 dribbles per game and 85.4% pass accuracy per game. Torino on the other hand have a pass accuracy of 81% per game and also 12.6 dribbles per game.
WhoScored Rating Leaders:
Ivan Perisic (7.66), Mauro Icardi (7.49) and Milan Skriniar remains Inter’s top three players statistically. Icardi is the team leading scorer with 11 goals, followed by Perisic with 4 goals, and he is also the player with the most assists in the team with 4. Torino’s best three performers are their front three: Adem Ljajic (7.33), Andrea Belotti (7.19) and Iago Falque (7.15).
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