Torino vs AS Roma: Match Preview

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We made it to the final day of the Serie A season, Roma travel to Turin to take on Torino on Friday night with their European qualification in their own hands.

The game has been moved to Friday night to help with AS Roma’s preparations for the Europa Conference League final in Tirana Albania against Feyenoord.

Roma are coming into this final game of the Serie A season in poor form, winless in the last five Serie A games. Their last win in Serie A was on April 10th which was a comeback victory over Salernitana. Last Saturday, Roma failed to beat bottom of the table and already relegated Venezia. Roma dominated the game with forty-six shots with sixteen on target and twenty corners. Roma hit the crossbar four times and picked up a 1-1 draw. One of the most one-sided games you will watch this season and Roma almost lost it at the end when Venezia broke twice in stoppage time only to be denied by two last ditched challenges. Could have been a different story. It did not help when Lazio travelled to Juventus on Monday night and picked up a late equaliser in stoppage time and salvaged a crucial point. Lazio are now three points ahead but kick off twenty-four hours later. Both Atalanta and Fiorentina are a point behind Roma, and they also kick off twenty-four later on Saturday evening.

PREDICTED XI | ROMA (3-4-2-1)

Rui Patricio, Mancini, Kumbulla, Ibanez, Maitland-Niles, Cristante, Veretout, Spinazzola, Pellegrini, Perez, Abraham.

Torino welcome AS Roma to Turin in the final game of the season under the lights. Ivan Juric‘s side are comfortably in mid-table in the Serie A standings with fifty points from thirty-seven games. Two points behind Hellas Verona who they defeated last weekend. Torino are level on points with Sassuolo and have the same win, loss, and draw record but have a better goal difference of plus eight to Sassuolo plus one.

Torino’s run of form in the last eight games of the season has been very impressive, just one defeat from the final eight games with four wins and three draws. The sole defeat was a 1-0 home defeat to Napoli on the 7th of May. The three draws, two of them were back-to-back draws against AC Milan 0-0 and Lazio 1-1. The other draw was a spectacular 4-4 draw in Bergamo against Atalanta. Torino were 4-2 up with twelve minutes to go and failed to hold onto a lead after goals from Mario Pasalic and a penalty from Luis Muriel.

The four wins have come against Salernitana (1-0), back-to-back wins over Spezia (2-1), and Empoli (3-1). A win away at Hellas Verona last Saturday evening ended the away campaign for Ivan Juric’s side on a high, Josip Brekalo with the only goal of the game.

PREDICTED XI | TORINO (3-4-2-1)

Berisha, Djidji, Zima, Rodriguez, Aina, Lukic, Ricci, Ansaldi, Brekalo, Praet, Belotti

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