Best Odds: 11/4
The Serie A season is set to come to an end this weekend, and what a season it has been. All twenty teams have contributed towards what has been a really entertaining campaign, and as we look ahead to the future, it certainly feels fair to suggest that the Italian game is on the rise once more. Of course, with one set of fixtures remaining there are still a few things that need to be sorted out, as Torino prepare to bring the curtain down against Lazio in what should be a fairly entertaining encounter.
The objective on the final day is simple for Torino: defeat Lazio and hope that Roma slip up, in which case they’d be able to slip into the Europa League spots. This Torino side has, at times, gone above and beyond what was expected of them at the start of the campaign. Now all that is left is for them to keep up their end of the deal, and even if they don’t come away with sixth place, they can still be incredibly proud of what they’ve accomplished. At the very least, they’ve got something to build on for next season too.
Ansaldi is expected to make the bench, but Mazzarri and Aina will probably start. Falque is set to be favoured ahead of Berenguer.
Lazio know that a win would ensure they leapfrog Torino and finish seventh in the Serie A table, but to them, this season has probably already been a success as a result of their Coppa Italia triumph. They know what a good side they are and as the summer transfer window approaches, it’s quite clear to see that this Lazio team could be big players next season. Before all of that, though, they’ll want to ensure they end on a strong note.
Caicedo is expected to replace Correa who will be serving a suspension, with questions being raised over Strakosha’s fitness as he attempts to recover in time to play.
Factors to Consider
- In their last meeting, Torino and Lazio drew 1-1 with one red card each.
- Torino have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six games.
- Lazio have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six games.
- Torino have scored nine goals and conceded eight in their last six games.
- Lazio have scored 11 goals and conceded eight in their last six games.
We think this is going to be a really interesting and really physical game between two of Italy’s most underrated sides. Torino know what is at stake here, whereas Lazio are probably just happy to have already won the cup. We can’t see either team gaining a significant advantage over the other throughout the course of the game, which leads us to believe it’s going to end goalless. That isn’t the most exciting of results in the world, but it seems about right for these two.
Best Odds: 11/4
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