Torino will face off against visiting team Sassuolo at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in this Serie A fixture on Friday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Torino v Sassuolo match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Torino, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Serie A victory vs Cagliari.
In that game, Torino had 54% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Torino was Bremer (76'). Cagliari had 18 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Over their preceding six fixtures, Davide Nicola's Torino have netted a combined total of 7 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.17.
Taking a look at their past results, Torino:
- haven't won against Sassuolo in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 13 matches in the league. It's quite tragic.
In their last game, Sassuolo drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Bologna.
In that game, Sassuolo managed 74% possession and 30 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sassuolo was Francesco Caputo (52'). Bologna had 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. Roberto Soriano (17') was the scorer for Bologna.
In their previous 6 clashes, Sassuolo have bagged a tally of 7 goals. Sassuolo have also scored on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have had 8 goals go into their own net.
Their previous form shows that Sassuolo:
- have not registered a win against Torino when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 21/01/2018 tells us that Torino have won 2 of these & Sassuolo 1, with the number of draws standing at 3.
A combined total of 21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 11 of them from Il Toro and 10 coming from Sassuolo. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Serie A match day 5 on 23/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Sassuolo 3-3 Torino.
On that occasion, Sassuolo had 72% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Filip Đuričić (71'), Vlad Chiricheș (84') and Francesco Caputo (85').
Torino had 17 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Karol Linetty (33'), Andrea Belotti (77') and Saša Lukić (79') scored.
The match was refereed by Marco Guida.
Team News: Torino
Karol Linetty (Quarantine), Daniele Baselli (Corona virus), Alessandro Buongiorno (Quarantine) and Nicola Murru (Quarantine) will be missing for Torino manager Davide Nicola.
Team News: Sassuolo
Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi has to choose a team with limited availability. Jérémie Boga (Thigh Problems), Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) and Mehdi Bourabia (Hamstring Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
Our assessment is that Sassuolo and Torino could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
It could well end in a draw. We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 1-1 score after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (28,177)
Captain: Andrea Belotti
Chairman: Urbano Cairo
Manager: Davide Nicola
Competitions: Serie A position 17
⭐ Key Player: Saša Lukić
Typically taking to the field in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Saša Lukić was born in Šabac, Serbia. Having made a first senior appearance for Torino in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 21 appearances.