Torino and AS Roma close their respective Serie A campaigns in Turin this Friday night. While Roma needs to win and stay in the zone that leads to the international stage next year, Torino wants to end the season in the upper half of the standings, which would be a superb way to close the championship. We expect to see an interesting and relaxing game. It is the only Serie A clash on Friday, and the eyes of the entire country will be pointed to Stadio Olimpico.
Torino (+230) saw its last two games ending with only one goal scored in each. The first encounter saw a loss at home to Napoli and the second a win on the road in Verona against Hellas. Previously, they had a stretch of four events with both teams scoring, and three of those were with over 2.5 goals.
The Bulls have only one win in the last seven home games. It was against Spezia, 2-1, and in the meantime, they lost to Venezia, Cagliari, and Napoli. Two draws were against Inter and AC Milan, two title contenders, which is highly interesting.
It seems that Torino likes to play against stronger opponents as if they have inspiration and motive in such cases. In other situations, the Bulls struggle and often waste points.
AS Roma (+110) prepares for the UEFA Conference League finals against Feyenoord next week. That is why this game takes place on Friday night. Il Lupi has to travel to Tirana, which isn’t far, but the situation is demanding.
The team from the capital isn’t in some shinny shape right now, winning just once in the previous seven contests. The efficiency of all those events was low, with only one meeting concluding with three or more goals.
When playing on the road, things are pretty pale for Roma, who is without a victory in the past five outings, recording three losses and two draws. All but one of those clashes have ended with scores on both ends.
Buongiorno is out due to an injury, Fares has knee problems, while Sanabria also picked up an injury, and he too is ruled out for this event.
On the other side, the only player who won’t be playing is Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Head to Head Games
The first meeting this season took place on November 28, at the Olimpico. Roma won all three points, 1-0, and the only scorer was Tamy Abraham, who hit the back of Torino’s net in the 32nd minute.
During the last two seasons, both teams have split a win each.
Roma, that is Mourinho, will probably mix the lineup a little bit, saving some of the key players for Feyenoord. Nevertheless, this is the last round, and we expect to see a bit more loosened approach from both teams. Torino will attack, that is for sure, and we expect Il Lupi should respond, regardless of the lineup. Over 2.5 goals are our first choice here, and the odds on that pick are set at -110. For those who want to increase the profits, both teams to score over 2.5 goals is priced at +110.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals -110
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