Lazio vs Torino: Match Preview, Expected Lineups & Prediction
Lazio vs Torino: Match Preview
Lazio hosts Torino at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 10 of the 2019/20 Serie A.
Looking at the previous ten matches between the two sides, the Biancocelesti have won on five occasions, the Granata have won on two occasions, and there have been three draws. In this period from January of 2015 to May of 2019, the Aquile scored 18 goals, conceded 12 times, and have managed just three clean sheets against the Toro. In more recent times, Lazio drew the first leg 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico and lost 3-1 in Turin in the return leg last year.
In regards to form in the Serie A this campaign, Simone Inzaghi’s team sits in sixth with a record of 4W-3D-2L (15 points), while Walter Mazzarri’s side sits in tenth with a record of 3W-4D-2L (11 points). The last round of calcio saw the Biancocelesti defeat Fiorentina 2-1 and the Granata draw Cagliari 1-1.
Lazio vs Torino: Expected Lineups
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Bastos, Acerbi, Luiz Felipe; Lulic, Luis Alberto, Cataldi, Milinkovic-Savic, Marusic; Caicedo, Immobile.
ODDS FOR STARTING
Bastos-Radu: 55-45%, Cataldi-Leiva: 60-40%, Marusic-Lazzari: 55-45%, Immobile-Correa 55-45%
Torino (3-5-2): Sirigu; Lyanco, Nkoulou, Izzo; Laxalt, Lukic, Rincon, Baselli, Ansaldi; Zaza, Belotti.
ODDS FOR STARTING
Lyanco-Djidji: 55-45%, Laxalt-De Silvestri: 55-45%, Lukic-Meitè 55-45%, Baselli-Verdi: 60-40%, Zaza-Iago: 60-40%
Lazio vs Torino: Prediction
This match takes place after Lazio won 2-1 in Florence to Fiorentina. A deserved result for the Biancocelesti, they gave up a 1-0 lead quickly. Ciro Immobile once again was the hero to score in the 89th minute to secure the three points. Lazio has shown inconsistencies this season, yet in their match against the Viola, the squad displayed a good effort overall.
As for the Granata, they started their season with two straight wins and have been inconsistent since then (one win, four losses, and two draws). In their recent match against Cagliari, Andrea Belotti was the hero with a great individual effort to cross the ball to Simone Zaza (who consequently found the back of the net to earn a draw).
With Lazio two points back from Napoli in fourth place and Torino four points back from Lazio for a spot in the UEFA Europa League, neither team will want to lose ground in the standings. Expect an exciting clash Wednesday evening at the Stadio Olimpico.
Prediction: Lazio 2-1 Torino