Newly promoted Torino aim to continue the good run of results when they take on Inter, a team that desperately need to make amends for the 3-1 defeat to Roma.
One of the most successful clubs in Italy made it back to the elite division following an impressive Serie B campaign, and the club chiefs have done well to prepare the squad for what awaits them in the top flight.
Experienced players Jean-Francois Gillet, Mario Santana, Alessandro Gazzi, Damiano Feronetti, Matteo Brighi and Valter Birsa all arrived in the summer transfer window, while the club also signed several talented youngsters, namely Alessio Cerci and Gianluca Sansone.
As a result, il Granata enjoyed a bright start to the league campaign, bringing one point from Siena before hammering Pescara at home, so they have every right to feel optimistic ahead of the clash with Inter.
This may be a long shot, but you should know Torino are 3.33 (7/3) with Betfair to win their second successive league game.
The hosts are expected to line up in an adventurous 4-2-4 formation, although Valter Birsa and Sergio Suciu won’t be able to help their teammates.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-4): Gillet – Darmian, Gilk, Ogbonna, Masiello – Brighi, Gazzi – Cerci, Sgrigna, Bianchi, Santana.
This season was always going to be difficult for Inter considering the playing squad have suffered major changes in the summer, and no doubt boss Andrea Stramaccioni will need some time to get this team to properly gel.
The start of the league campaign has been somewhat disappointing for the Neroazzurri seeing that home defeat to Roma devalued the impressive 3-0 victory at Pescara in the season opener.
The interesting thing is that while Inter have yet to record a home win this term, they have won all three matches on the travels without conceding a single goal, and with that in mind, away win, paying 2.30 (13/10) at Paddy Power, looks a good bet here.
Andrea Stramaccioni has received a welcoming boost during the international break as Samir Handanovic, Ricky Alvarez, Gabi Mudingayi and Dejan Stankovic all resumed full training.
Rodrigo Palacio, however, is doubtful through a muscle injury, while McDonald Mariga, Cristian Chivu and Joel Obi remain sidelined.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-2-1): Handanovic – Zanetti, Samuel, Ranocchia, Pereira – Guarin, Gargano, Cambiasso – Sneijder, Cassano – Milito.