Torino have had a rather underwhelming campaign which have left them just five points off relegation, and Tuesday’s face-off against title chasers Lazio presents an even bigger test of their credentials.
Serie A 2019/2020
Date: Tuesday June, 30
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
Saturday’s 4-2 loss to Cagliari meant Torino have lost seven of their last nine league games, a feat which have put their safety in the Italian topflight in jeopardy, with 15 losses already accrued at this stage of the season.
There is even little chance at redemption to come soon for Il Toro who play Juventus and Internazionale in two of their next three games, and further dropped points could see them dragged into a fight to avoid dripping down to the second tier.
Their opposition meanwhile, are chasing down leaders Juve at the top of the table with Simone Inzaghi’s side currently occupying second position, four points adrift of top spot.
They come into this one off the back of a 2-1 win over Fiorentina last weekend, a result which put behind the disappointment of narrowly losing to Atalanta on their return to league action on June 24th.
Lazio’s last Serie A title came in 2000, and while they stand a chance of adding to their haul, they will need to put another three points on board here while hoping Juve slip to Genoa later that evening.
Torino will again be without the services of Simone Zaza and Daniele Baselli both of who misses out through injury.
For Lazio, Danilo Cataldi, Lucas Leiva, Luiz Felipe, Bobby Adekanye and Senad Lulic are all still on the sidelines for the title aspirants.
Head to Head
In 41 competitive meetings between these two sides, Lazio have accrued a greater portion of victories, 19 in total to Torino’s eight. This season’s corresponding fixture saw Lazio make light work of their rivals 4-0, while 14 other meetings have ended as draws.
Torino’s last five competitive games: LLDWL
Lazio’s last five competitive games: WWWLW
Considering Torino’s struggles so far this term, it is hard to back against Lazio picking up another important victory in their bid to win the title this season, and it is safer to do so when one equally consider that I Biancocelesti have won 17 of their last 20 league matches. A 21st straight victory for the away side for the season is priced 5/6 for odds, and is the punt worth exploring for punters here.
Ciro Immobile is in the form of his life, having scored 28 goals from 28 league games so far this season. The striker is 8/11 to score anytime here and is a worthy option on the goal-scorers market.