Prematch: Torino vs Atalanta

II Toro are hoping for back-to-back victories as Atalanta comes calling

Published: April 28, 2023 10:25


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Serie A
29 Apr 20:45

In short

II Toro are back on form and looking to capture consecutive victories against Atalanta B.C. on Saturday at 19:45 (GMT+1) at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino; Juan Luca Sacchi will serve as referee while Luca Banti serves as VAR.

Torino Secure Narrow Win Over Lazio, Aim to Move Up Table with Atalanta Clash

Torino secured their first win since losing all five matches last weekend against Lazio thanks to a goal by Ivan Ilic (43′), leading them to a narrow 1-0 triumph against them at the weekend despite suffering just 11 victories, nine draws and 11 defeats [11 W, 9 D & 11 L]. However, they remained 11th with 42 points overall, having equally split their victories with defeats [11W 9D 11L]. Torino are currently sitting in 10th place on 29 points and could jump up the table by winning against Atalanta and moving into the upper half of the table. Torino have failed to score more than one goal in any of their last five league matches and boast a goal ratio of only 1.03 GPG this season after having netted 32 in 31 Serie A fixtures. II Toro are currently on an eight-game scoring drought dating back to October 2022 when they went a seven-match stretch without scoring more than once in any Serie A home match, taking just one point over three home fixtures against Atalanta this season. Ivan Juric will most likely field an attacking formation featuring Antonio Sanabria this Saturday against Atalanta; as many as four key players including Ola Aina and David Zima could miss this fixture against Atalanta due to injury concerns.

Atalanta Secure 3-1 Win Over Roma to Stay Within Reach of Top Six Finish

Atalanta defeated AS Roma 3-1 at Gewiss Stadium on Monday evening to stay within reach of a top six finish. They currently occupy seventh position with 52 points from 15W, 7D, and 9L games while looking for back-to-back victories after two straight WWLDW victories, WWLDW. Atalanta have won their last three Serie A away games against Torino and are looking to extend that run this weekend. Only Cagliari have managed more consecutive away wins in Serie A. Atalanta have won three victories from their last five Serie A matches – matching their total from their prior nine Italian top-flight matches (3W, 2D, 4L]. Gian Piero Gasperini could use Rasmus Hojlund and Zapata up top as part of a 3–4-1–2 formation while Ademola Lookman, Matteo Ruggeri, and Hans Hateboer are ruled out for this weekend’s clash.

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