Torino vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday 27 October 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Turin).
Torino will try to continue their push for a European berth as they take on Fiorentina, but the Viola will be hoping for the same thing as well.
Each side missed out on a Europa League spot last term, thus making this clash even more interesting as even a place in the Europa League could be really tricky, with numerous teams all knocking at the door, and things looking quite congested in the table at the moment.
Torino are not too far out from fifth-placed Sampdoria, whilst Fiorentina have squeezed themselves into sixth place, despite not winning their last two games.
The Granata have had their difficulties over the past few seasons and will be hoping to get things right this time around under Walter Mazzarri.
However, they suffered a frustrating setback by drawing 2-2 with Bologna recently, which was a really disappointing result after picking up wins against bottom-placed sides like Chievo and Frosinone, and given how the Rossoblu have floundered so far in the league, dropping points there was not how Mazzarri wanted things to turn out.
The wins against the two relegation candidates helped them get things back onto smoother sailing and they will hope that Fiorentina’s less than strong away form will hurt the Tuscan outfit as they aim to close the gap on the likes of Sampdoria, who occupy fifth place.
As for Fiorentina, they have been pretty solid but not the most consistently performing side, and have lost four of their last five away trips.
Although they’re trying to rely on home form, they even ended up dropping points in a surprise 1-1 draw with Cagliari and have just won one of their last four games overall, showing a disappointing downturn in results as of late.
Can they turn things around, or will their lousy away form come back to haunt them yet again?
Torino vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head statistics
- Fiorentina have failed to win their last five away games
- Torino H2H record at home vs Fiorentina: W38 D18 L13
Torino vs Fiorentina: Prediction
Fiorentina truly are Jekyll and Hyde when it comes to playing home and away. The only other side that comes to mind that does this was Sampdoria last term, who were strong at home and awful on the road.
The Viola have picked up 13 points at home, but just one in their travels. They’ve lost four of their last five away games, and although Torino have had their issues, they at least have been solid enough at home.
That being said, they will have to be careful – as they nearly slipped up against Frosinone in their last home game, showing that their defensive issues still have yet to be sorted out.
Torino vs Fiorentina: Betting tips
Double Chance – Torino or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).