It will be Lazio and Torino closing the schedule of the sixteenth round of the Italian Championship in its 2017/2018 season. The teams will face this Monday, December 11, at the Olympic stadium in Rome. The game starts at 18h (Brasilia time).
Lazio’s recent performance
Involved in the dispute of the European Champions League, Lazio played the sixth and final match of the group stage on Thursday, 7 December. In Belgium, she was defeated by Waregem by 3 to 2. The result meant little. It was only a game to meet the table since the Italians had already secured the classification for the next stage as the first place of the group by anticipation. So he did not even send his main team to the field.
With the break of the Europa League, which will only be resumed in February, Lazio will be able to concentrate its forces in the local tournaments. In the Italian Championship, he is making a good campaign and can be included among the teams that are candidates for the title. He accumulated 32 points (ten wins, two draws and two losses).
It occupies the fifth place. It started the sixteenth round with seven points of disadvantage compared to Internazionale, leader at the end of the day of number 15. It has, however, one more match to be made in comparison with a good part of its opponents, which opens the possibility of to dream of higher flights.
For Monday’s match, coach Simone Inzaghi has two medical doubts, both in attack. They are in the infirmary David di Gennaro (a game in Italian Championship 2017/2018, without goal) and Nani (five games, a goal).
The current form of Torino
Torino showed improvement in the last matches after a season start below expectations. Reached an undefeated six-game series. It was two wins and four draws. One of the games was worth the Italian Cup and secured the classification of the club for the next stage of the tournament. He overcame Carpi in Turin 2-0.
The other games were for the Italian Championship. With 20 points (four wins, eight draws and three losses), Torino completed the 15th round in eleventh place. It still has the ambition to place a place in European tournaments. The block of classification is closed by Sampdoria, with six points more.
However, you need to combat ’empatite’. This is the team with the highest number of equalities. They were recorded in more than half of the games.
To try to improve this performance against Lazio, coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has the possibility of having all the available cast. You do not have any problem of concussion or suspension to define the team that will put in the field.
History of the matches Lazio vs Torino
Lazio have not been beaten by Torino for eight matches. There were five victories of the capital team in the period and three equalities.
Having been able to avoid further injury to their main athletes by promoting the cast relay in the Europa League game, Lazio has the possibility of maintaining its positive sequence in the Italian League. It is the best guessing option in this Monday’s duel. Presents a price of 1.50 in Rivalo. Draw has a return of 4.50 and successful visitor multiplies the investment by 6.00.