Torino – Bologna

Torino faces Bologna in a match from the 20th round of the Italian Serie A.


Torino are moving in the middle of the table right now. The Bulls have 25 points won so far and a record of 5 wins, 10 draws and 4 defeats. Right now they are performing like a typical midtable team, but in the same time they are trailing on just 5 points behind the the 6th Sampdoria and the Europa League zone. This means that they could even qualify for Europe, if they manage to improve in the matches remaining.


In their last five games Torino won just once – against Lazio, which was a great win for the team. Right now they are in a run of two consecutive draws, recorded against SPAL and Genoa. Can they return on the winning ways against Bologna?


As for Bologna, the Rossoblu are just one point behind Torino. Bologna are currently 12th with 24 points and a record of 7 wins, 3 draws and 9 defeats. Just like almost any other season, Bologna are moving in the middle of the table and they are not endangered of relegation.


In their last five matches, Bologna won only one time – against Chievo away from home. They also suffered three defeats, including against Udinese in the last round.


Torino can’t use the injured Adem Ljajic for this clash, while Simone Edera, Antonio Barreca, Lyanco Vojnovic, Cristian Ansaldi and Maxi Lopez are all doubtful for the game.


Bologna will be without the suspended Geancarlo Gonzalez and Adam Masina, while Angelo Da Costa, Simone Verdi and Filippo Falco are doubtful.


This is a difficult match to predict, because both teams are very close to each other. They look as teams with a similar quality, although Torino have the home ground advantage here. But do not underrestimate Bologna as well.