AS Roma vs. FC Torino / Serie A – After a tragic death of Fiorentina's player Astori, seven matches of the last round of Serie A were rescheduled that were supposed to be played on Sunday, but a duel in the 28th round that will be played on Friday night between the third Roma and ninth Torino brings the continuation of the competition in this league. Otherwise, the Romans have 17 points more than their rivals before this duel, which they defeated in the autumn part of the championship with 1-0, while the team from Turin later revenged to them in the Cup. Begins: 09.03.2018. – 20:45 CET
However, Roma has seven of the wins over Torino on their Olympico in the championship, so they are only thinking of three points in their team, especially since they are leading a big fight with Lazio and Inter for the remaining two places in the Champions League. Otherwise, the Romans have managed to play their 27th round duel against leading Napoli one day before the death of Astori and they were able to surprise them with 4-2, which has brought them back again to third place on the table.
However, they still have only one point more than the fourth Lazio and two more than the fifth Inter, which has a match less than the clubs from Rome, so we expect a very interesting fight for placement in the Champions League. Roma will also in four days at Olympico play a rematch in the round of sixteen in that same competition against Shakhtar, against which they lost the first match with 2-1 on their field. We should also mention that center-back Fazio and striker Dzeko will miss this duel due to suspension, while defender Karsdorp is injured.
Probable lineups AS Roma: Alisson – Florenzi, Manolas, Juan, Kolarov – Pellegrini, Strootman, Nainggolan – Under, Schick, Perotti
As for the guests from Turin, their last round’s match was postponed, so coach Mazzari's players are coming to this difficult hosting with Roma after two championship defeats in a row, first at home by Juventus and the second away from Verona. However, as they before that had a series of three victories and two draws, the players from Turin are still in the middle of the table, but with as much as eight points behind their positions in Europe.
However, with points from that match with Crotone, they would be able to get back into the game for at least the sixth place, but only if they finally start winning points on the side. That is why we believe that Mazzari will set up a more offensive tactics against Roma, with the aim to try to use that focus of the Romans on the Champions League. We should also add that their center-back Lyanco and defender Molinaro are both currently injured, while Burdisso is suspended.
Probable lineups FC Torino: Sirigu – de Silvestri, N'Koulou, Moretti, Ansaldi – Obi, Rincon, Baselli – Falque, Belotti, Niang
AS Roma vs. FC Torino PICK
Of course, the Romans are now on the wings of victory in Naples looking for all three points against Torino, but we also have to know that they have a very demanding match in the Champions League four days from now, so we now expect a match with goals on both sides of the field.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.70 at bet365 (down to 1.65 can be played)
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