MorTorino continues struggling to fight off relegation battles as they welcome home mid-table Fiorentina this week. The match schedules for Friday evening at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, with a kickoff at 10:45 pm.
Cesare Prandelli is enjoying life in charge of the Viola, who is currently 12th in Serie A midway at the halfway point.
The side concluded their troubled first-half start to the new season by overcoming Benevento this week with the new man in charge. Incoming boss Davide Nicola was looking for a quick response from his squad, with the Granata recording two league wins this season.
They have their wins thanks to veteran striker Simone Zaza’s injury-time strike to snatch a point in Campania. The goal marked his second goal in a com from 2-2 draw.
Moreover, Torino has lost only one of their last seven matches in the league but coming with five draws. They have to seek a win at home against Fiorentina, who continue their struggles this season in defense.
Andrea Belotti is currently on a dry spell after seven games without a goal after scoring nine goals in his first 11 appearances this season. A return from the Italy international who will come under-appreciation by the new boss.
Cesare Prandelli looked set to provide a calming influence after taking over, but in the space of four days, Fiorentina dropped out of Coppa Italia.
Torino vs. Fiorentina Head to Head
Both sides have 24 games against each other, with Torino taking home four wins while Fiorentina with 12 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Benevento 2-2 Torino
Torino 0-0 Spezia
Milan 0-0 Torino
Milan 2-0 Torino
Torino 1-1 Hellas Verona
Fiorentina 2-1 Crotone
Napoli 6-0 Fiorentina
Fiorentina 1-2 Inter
Fiorentina 1-0 Cagliari
Lazio 2-1 Fiorentina
Torino Team News
Davide Nicola takes control of his boyhood club with a solid 3-5-2 formation. After missing out last weekend, we expect Brazilian defender Bremer will start on the starting lineup. Armand Izzo came off with a head injury against Benevento. Mergim Vojvoda missed the last two games with a shoulder injury and remains unavailable.
Fiorentina Team News
There is a full fit squad this week for Cesare Prandelli to choose from. However, it seems less unlikely for new signings Aleksandr Kokorin and Kevin Malcuit to start. The attack should feature Giacomo Bonaventura alongside Sofyan Amrabat.
Prediction and Odds
As a homecoming game for Nicole, we imagine a successful home run with picking maximum points.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 2H