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AS Roma vs Torino: Match Preview and Prediction

AS Roma vs Torino: Match Preview and Prediction

Il Giallorossi is currently back on the top four. They certainly aim for Champions League spot next year. At the beginning of 2020, they have a chance of extending their unbeaten records this weekend while hosting Torino. Il Torro’s form has been inconsistent lately and stuck on the mid table. Therefore, the host should have no difficulty in gaining maximum points.

AS Roma news:

 AS Roma had their back-to-back win convincingly after holding Inter Milan in a goalless draw. They hammered Fiorentina 4-1, which eventually cost the dismissal of La Viola’s manager, Vicenzo Montella, at that time. Their winning goals were scored by Edin Dzeko, Alexander Kolarov, Lorenzo Pellegrini and their wonderboy, Nicola Zaniolo.

Torino news:

On the other hand, Il Toro had a disappointing result for their last game of 2019. They were shockingly defeated by SPAL 2013. Their one goal lead by Tomas Rincon meant nothing as the visitor’s side made an incredible comeback by netting two goals. Gabriel Strefezza and Andrea Petagna were the ones who bagged crucial goals to snatch the home side’s prospective three points.

Missing players and probable lineups:

The former Shakhtar Donetsk boss, Paulo Fonseca often opts for 4-2-3-1 relying on several youngsters on the attacking side such as Nicola Zaniolo and the son of Patrick Kluivert, the former Dutch striker in mid 1990s to early 2000s, Justin Kluivert. Unfortunately, the last one has to be sidelined due to his injury along with Bryan Cristante, Davide Zappacosta, Davide Santon, Antonio Mirante, Javier Pastore and Federico Fazio.

Roma: Pau Lopez; Alexander Kolarov, Chris Smalling, Leonardo Spinazzola, Gianluca Mancini; Jordan Veretrout, Lorenzo Pellegrini; Nicola Zaniolo, Alessandro Florenzi, Henrikh Mikhtariyan; Edin Dzeko.

Meanwhile, Walter Mazzari always prefers to 3-4-2-1 formations with typical Italian tactical approach. His main frontman is surely the captain Andrea Bellotti with seven goals and one assist. Sadly, he has the same issue as his contender with four players on the injury table such as Lyanco, Iago Falque, Simone Badera and Daniele Baselli. In addition, two other names are ruled out due to suspension. They are Bremer and Christian Ansaldi.

Torino: Salvatore Sirigu; Nicolas Nkoulou, Armando Izzo, Kevin Bonifazi ; Diego Laxalt, Ola Aina, Tomas Rincon, Sasa Lukic; Alex Belenguer, Simone Verdi ; Andrea Belotti.

Match facts:

AS Roma is definitely on the superior side in their head-to-head meetings. They have been unbeaten with five wins in the last six encounters. Paulo Fonseca’s men are also undefeated in twenty four out of twenty six games at home in Serie A.  

Prediction:

Alessandro Florenzi and Co is the clear favorite in securing three points here, especially considering their impressive form and the visitor’s inconsistency. It could even be a goal galore for the host. Their missing players for this fixture can easily be covered by the reserved players in the squad.    

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