Torino hopes to progress further in the cup this season as they host Cittadella at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino on Tuesday night with kickoff at 10 pm.
Torino will be hoping that a game in the cup can help them break their recent losing streak, which continued with a narrow 1-0 defeat to local rivals Juventus on Saturday.
Torino has not won in four games, but they have also lost just one match in their last five outings. Goalscoring has been a problem for Torino this season after losing top scorers Josip Brekalo and Andrea Belotti last season.
The team’s current leading scorer is Nikola Vlasic, who was recently loaned from West Ham United and has scored three goals this campaign.
Serie B side Cittadella will also be looking for a victory in this game; they will be hoping that the fact that Torino is not in top form and that they caused an upset against Lecce in their first-round fixture will give them confidence.
They faced a Serie A opponent in their last game, which saw them come out 3-2 winners with some fine attacking play, but they have been struggling away from home this season and only scored twice in four games, so if they are to win this game they will have to be solid defensively.
Torino vs. Cittadella Head to Head
Both sides are yet to face each other in this competition. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Torino 0-1 Juventus
- Torino 1-1 Empoli
- Napoli 3-1 Torino
- Torino 0-1 Sassuolo
- Cittadella 0-0 SPAL
- Brescia 1-1 Cittadella
- Cittadella 0-2 Ternana
- Reggina 3-0 Cittadella
Torino Team News
The coach could use this game to test his squad’s depth or give his starters more playing time. Striker Antonio Sanabria missed the last game with slight muscle fatigue, so he might be ready to play against Cittadella but more than likely as a substitute.
Cittadella Team News
Nemanja Radonjic replaced him in the last game with Vlasic as the central forward and could maintain his place in the side well. Fringe players like Alessandro Buongiorno could also get an opportunity if there is some rotation.
Prediction and Odds
Despite both teams struggling in their respective leagues, we expect Torino to come out on top as they have the quality of players they have at their disposal.
- Home Win
- Goals Under 2.5
- No Score: Away