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Torino head to Stadio Paolo Mazza on Sunday for the Serie A tie with home team SPAL.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for SPAL v Torino are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
SPAL will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-6 Serie A loss in their previous game against Roma.
In that match, SPAL managed 45% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SPAL was Alberto Cerri (24'). On the other side, Roma got 17 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Nikola Kalinić (10'), Carles Pérez (38'), Aleksandar Kolarov (47'), Bruno Peres (52', 75') and Nicolò Zaniolo (90') scored for Roma.
It’s not been often in recent times where SPAL have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that SPAL have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 20 goals during that time.
A look at their previous results shows us that SPAL:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Torino in their previous 2 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 13 matches in the league. It's quite tragic.
Last time out, Torino drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Hellas Verona.
In that game, Torino had 43% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Torino was Simone Zaza (67'). Hellas Verona had 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Fabio Borini (56') scored for Hellas Verona.
Demonstrating their fondness for eventful encounters, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the last six matches in which Torino have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.33 goals each meeting. Their opponents have managed 11 of this grand total. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Heading into this contest, Torino haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league games. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these sides was Serie A match day 17 on 21/12/2019 and the score finished Torino 1-2 SPAL.
That time, Torino had 48% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Tomás Rincón (4').
At the other end, SPAL had 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Espeto (42') and Andrea Petagna (81') scored.
The referee was Michael Fabbri.
Team News: SPAL
Mattia Valoti (Muscle Fatigue), Sergio Floccari (Contused laceration), Lucas Castro (Muscle Fatigue), Ervin Zukanovic (Ankle problems) and Etrit Berisha (Hand fracture) won’t be playing for SPAL gaffer Luigi Di Biagio. Kevin Bonifazi will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It seems likely that SPAL may well kick off with a 4-3-3 system in the match, beginning the first half with Karlo Letica, Thiago Rangel Cionek, Felipe dal Belo, Francesco Vicari, Nenad Tomovic, Alessandro Murgia, Mirko Valdifiori, Bryan Dabo, Gabriel Strefezza, Alberto Cerri and Marco D'Alessandro.
Team News: Torino
Torino manager Moreno Longo has a number of players out of action. Armando Izzo (Knee Problems) and Daniele Baselli (Ruptured cruciate ligament) can’t be considered.
From our viewpoint, Il Toro might utilise a 3-4-3 lineup with a starting lineup of Salvatore Sirigu, Nicolas N'Koulou, Bremer, Lyanco Vojnovic, Lorenzo De Silvestri, Souahilo Meite, Tomas Rincon, Cristian Daniel Ansaldi, Simone Zaza, Simone Verdi and Andrea Belotti.
We’ve got the feeling that SPAL will have to perform well to score against this Torino lineup who we think will likely score & stay on top.
We therefore see a good tussle with a 0-1 advantage for Torino at the end of the 90 minutes.
Hoping for a good game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Paolo Mazza (16,134)
Captain: Sergio Floccari
Chairman: Walter Mattioli
Manager: Luigi Di Biagio
Competitions: Serie A position 20
⭐ Key Man: Federico Di Francesco
Mostly playing in the Right Wing position, Federico Di Francesco was born in Pisa, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Pescara in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date from a total of 17 appearances.