Roma seek vital win away at Torino to secure Serie A top six finish

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Having the lead in the Serie A is certainly a key factor for Roma. However, Torino will hope to make the most of home advantage at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino.

Sixth placed Roma will travel to the Stadio Olimpico di Torino, hopeful of rampage, as they face tenth placed Torino.

Torino have 50 points to their name, going into this tie

Is this to be the game where Torino to put a halt to their recent record of poor results? They go into this fixture on the back of two recent defeats to Hellas Verona and Napoli.

Also, Torino keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season. Now they have 13 matches won, 13 games lost and 11 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in tenth place, with a total of 50 points having won 13 meetings, drawn 11 fixtures, and lost 13 games.

Playing at home, Torino have won eight games, drawn five fixtures, and lost five meetings.

Torino will have 53 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Injury and illness have depleted Ivan Juric’s Torino and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Friday’s match.

Travelling Roma will have promotion hopes alive

Following a 1-1 draw against Venezia, Roma will be hoping for more.

Also, a draw statistic of seven in 14 matches is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Jose Mourinho’s men wishes for ultimately. Their position is sixth in the League and they have 60 points, that is, 17W, 11L and 9D having won 17 matches, drawn nine meetings, and lost 11 games.

Roma’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Torino. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won seven matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost eight fixtures.

Victory for Roma would take their points tally to 63 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Roma will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (56). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Tammy Abraham (7), Chris Smalling (2), and Lorenzo Pellegrini (2). Roma have conceded 43 goals.

Going into Friday’s game, Jose Mourinho without three of his players, due to illness or injury.

Torino v Roma – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Roma with a greater number of wins. In the last 40 meetings, they have enjoyed 25 victories, to Torino’s six wins. Further, the last 20 matches against Roma have resulted in twelve wins for Torino. The last time they played each other in this competition was November 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-0 win for The Bull.

Other standout players for Torino are Andrea Belotti and Sasa Lukic with six goals each and for Roma are Tammy Abraham and Chris Smalling with seven goals both.