The penultimate round of fixtures in the Italian top-flight ends on Wednesday as eight games are to be played. All eyes will be on Turin as capital giants Roma take on Torino. The Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino is set to be bubbling from 19:45 GMT and both sets of fans will tune in to support their side for the three points.
Torino are currently going through their worst season in recent memory. This would be the first time they would not be finishing in the top half of the league standings since the 14/15 season. Their form has been very inconsistent throughout this season and with just two wins in the last eight games, they would be looking to get this campaign over with and do better in the next.
They failed to capitalize on already-relegated Spal’s woes last time out as they drew 1-1. The first half was a little cagey as both sides didn’t really create enough chances to test the goalies. However, Moreno Longo’s side took the lead only 12 minutes into the second half courtesy of a sweet strike from Simon Verdi. Spal hit them on the break 10 minutes from time as Marco D’Alessandro drilled into the bottom corner of Salvatore Sirigu’s goal for the equalizer.
Capital club AS Roma are in the driver’s seat with regards to Europa League qualification. It looks like they will finish the season on a high since they're in decent form with a run of 5 wins in 6 games. Although they’re firmly in control of the Europa League spot, they will feel that their season could have turned out better than it did as this is only the second time in seven seasons that they would be finishing out of the top 4. Paulo Fonseca’s side still has a shot at qualifying for Champions League if they manage to win their first Europa League title. They clash Sevilla in the last-16 of the competition.
They got the better of Fiorentina - who were unbeaten in six Serie A matches - last time out as they ran out 2-1 winners at the capital. Nikola Milenkovic’s goal was not enough as Jordan Vertout’s penalties in either half sealed all three points for his side in a thrilling encounter.
Torino caused a huge upset last time out with a massive 2-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico. Andrea Belotti scored both goals on a famous day for the Turin giants. Will he do the same on Wednesday ??
Davide Santon, Juan Jesus, and Roger Ibanez are all unavailable via injuries. Federico Fazio and Diego Perotti are both expected to start since they were unused on Sunday. With regard to the hosts, Lorenzo De Silvestri is ruled out. Ola Aina is expected to feature for the Turin giants.
Torino vs Roma Prediction: 1-2
Paulo Fonseca’s side are on a roll as they’re unbeaten in six league matches. Only Inter and Atalanta have a better goal scoring record away from home this season. Torino has struggled with inconsistency this season, and this has been evident over the last few games. This match is expected to be exciting for the mutuals. Nonetheless, Roma are well worth backing.