Torino and Lazio meet at Stadio Olimpico di Torino, in a match for the 38th round of Serie A. The two teams tied (1-1), on 29-12-2018, in the previous match for this edition of the league . The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and tied 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 04-24-2018, in a match for the Serie A that ended with the victory of Lazio by (0-1). S. Milinković-Savić (56 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 15 wins, 15 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in the 7 th position, with 60 points won. In their last match, they lost with Empoli out by (4-1), after in the previous match they won by (3-2) at home, in a match against Sassuolo. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 10 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Torino won 25 points out of 30 possible points, after 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Torino enters this unmotivated match, after having lost, by 4-1, in the displacement to Empoli, placing a final point to eight consecutive games without losing in this competition: Iago Falqué scored the only goal of the team. In spite of the good final phase, the home club did not manage to reach the zone of access to European competitions. In this match against Lazio, coach Walter Mazzarri must keep the team in 3-4-3, benefiting the maintenance of ball possession and slow attacks: Daniele Baselli is largely responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. On the other hand, the Italian Andrea Belotti is the great highlight of Torino so far, with 15 goals. It should be noted that one of the gaps in this team are duels in the passing game. The coach of the house can not count on Ansaldi and Parigini, both with physical problems.
After 17 wins, 8 draws and 12 losses, the away team is currently in the 8 th position, with 59 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Cagliari, by (1-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Bologna, by (3-3). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 19 conceded. For the championship, Lazio won 16 points out of 30 possible, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 10 matches as a visitor. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 18 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 37 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 12 times and never got the comeback.
Lazio comes to this game with a draw, 3-3, at the reception to Bologna, adding in this way the second game followed without losing in this competition: Bastos, Milinkovic-Savic and Correa scored the team’s goals. Despite not being in the zone of access to European competitions, the visiting club guaranteed access to the Europa League next year, due to the conquest of the Italian Cup. The greatest valence of the outsiders is in the capacity that demonstrates to lead their offensive attacks through fast transitions. The Italian Ciro Immoblie is responsible for making sense of the rival defense, its highest quality being the final. Everything indicates that the foreign trainer should not be able to count on Lukaku and Berisha, all delivered to the medical department.