Torino vs Lazio
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019
Kick-Off 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (Turin).
Torino were in contention for the top-six finish and their maiden European adventure in years thanks to an eight-game unbeaten run, but everything fell apart last weekend when they lost the away fixture at Empoli 4-1.
Their Sunday rivals Lazio made it even worse for Il Toro winning the Coppa Italia trophy which means the seventh-place finish will not be enough for the hosts to make it to Europa League next season.
The last round fixture between these two likes on Sunday at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino will thus have no meaning whatsoever.
Il Toro will try and avoid a defeat to at least end the season at seventh-place, their best achievement in a while in Serie A.
To do so, they will have to find motivation to bounce back from the aforementioned disaster against Empoli in the previous round.
Torino vs Lazio: Head-to-head
Torino always found it tough to grab a result against Biancocelesti.
Lazio won 15, drew 12 and lost only 7 of 34 encounters with Il Toro over the course of history.
Teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they met each other in the first part of the season in late-December last year.
Five of past six head to head affairs between these two outfits saw goals scored at both ends.
Torino vs Lazio: Prediction
The high-scoring contest is just what we expect to see given neither of two sides has motivation to keep things tight at the back in this final Matchday tie.
Simone Inzaghi’s men saved the season by beating Atalanta 2-0 in the Coppa Italia final ten days ago. They then played a 3-3 draw to Atalanta in the last home fixture of the season.
Given Torino scored four and conceded five goals in last two league outings against Sassuolo and Empoli, we just have to go for the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams to Score bet at the odds of 1.72 here.
Braver punters can try with the Over 3.5 goals pick at 2.37 odds.
Torino vs Lazio: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.72 (8/11)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.37 (11/8).