Roma vs. Torino
November 28, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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Roma is welcoming Torino to Stadio Olimpico in round 14 of the Italian Serie A. Roma isn’t playing as good as they can, and their defense is not on the level I should be for Serie A. Torino is playing hot and cold right now, but overall, they are having a solid season.
Roma was playing against Zorya in the Conference League earlier this week, and they have won that game 4-0. With that win, Roma has secured a spot in the next stage, and they could still end up in first place in that group. In their last Serie A game, Roma was playing against Genoa on the road, and they were the better team with 59% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. It was a good game from Roma, but they needed a lot of chance to score goals, which they finally did in the last 10 minutes of this game. Roma has won this game 0-2. In Serie A, Roma has dropped out of the top 4 because of a series of bad results, but they are rising in their form right now, and they will be back soon, I hope. Roma is in 5th place with 22 points. Roma has a few tough games ahead, and I think they are good enough to win some points, but they do have a few injuries and suspensions right now,
Torino is in 12th place right now, and they are the team that is improving and going in the right direction. With 17 points, 17 scored goals, and only 13 conceded goals, Torino is in 12th place in the Serie A standings. Brekalo is the leading goalscorer for Torino with 3 goals, while Anasaldi has added 3 assists. Rodriguez and Verdi are injured and missing a striker have been especially hard on Torino. I think Torino has plenty of talent and a coach who has improved their defense a lot, but now they need to start scoring more goals. Torino was playing against Udinese in their last game, and they have had 52% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 77% of accurate passes. With a goal scored in the 8th minute and one more in the 48th minute, Torino has won this game 2-1. I think Torino has a bright future ahead of them, their defense is now solid, and when they start creating more chances and scoring goals, they will be one of the best teams in the league, and trust me, they will get there.
The trends are heavily on Roma’s side in this matchup, and they are the team with more depth, but Torino was known to surprise us this season. I think Roma will get the win here, but I will take the goals, on both sides.