Serie A – Roma at home to Torino
Serie A action on Sunday as Roma and Torino meet at the Stadio Olympico – 3:00pm GMT.
As it stands, Torino will go to the Stadio Olympico in ninth place, Roma are currently in seventh.
Roma go into this game with 26 points secured
Roma drew 1-1 when they visited Sassuolo, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Lazio, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.
Also, Roma keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 14 meetings is astonishing this season. They currently stand seventh in the League, with 26 points for a total of 8 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws having won eight fixtures, drawn two matches, and lost four games.
Roma have won three games and lost three matches of their six League matches at home this season.
Victory for Roma would take their points tally to 29 so far this season.
A solid defensive team
Roma have a solid defence, with only 13 goals conceded in their previous fixtures. The number of goals that a team scores can sometimes give a misleading impression of performance. Roma have found the net 17 times (15 from open play and two penalties), but their performance at times this season has been average. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Paulo Dybala (5), Chris Smalling (3), and Tammy Abraham (3).
Injury and illness have depleted Jose Mourinho’s Roma and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Sunday’s match.
It’s 20 points so far for Torino this season, going into this fixture
Following two straight wins for Torino in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.
Also, Torino keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four matches is astonishing this season. With 20 points (6W, 6L and 2D), they are established in ninth position in the League having won six games, drawn two fixtures, and lost six matches.
Torino’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Roma. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three meetings and lost four fixtures.
A win in this fixture would take Torino’s points to 23 in the League.
Ivan Juric will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Torino players.
Roma v Torino – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Roma and Torino have faced each other 41 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Roma’s favour (26 – 6). Further, Roma recent form against Torino has been outstanding, winning on twelve out of the last 20 games. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-3 away win for The Bull.
Other standout players for Roma are Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham with three goals and three goals respectively and for Torino are Nikola Vlasic and Antonio Sanabria with four goals each.