Torino hosts Sassuolo at the Olimpico de Torino on August 25, 2019, as the 2019/20 Serie A season continues.
Torino was founded as Foot-Ball Club Torino in 1906 and are one of the most successful football clubs in Italy with a total of seven league titles, including five straight during the 1940s. They have also won the Coppa Italia a total of five times, the last of which came in 1992/93. On the international scene, they were the finalists in the UEFA Cup in 1991/92 and won the Mitropa Cup in 1991. The club finished the 2018/19 season in seventh place to qualify for the Europa League for the first time in five years.
These are the players for Torino as of August 7, 2019:
4 DF Lyanco, 5 DF Armando Izzo, 7 MF Sasa Lukic, 8 MF Daniele Baselli, 9 FW Andrea Belotti (captain), 10 FW Iago Falque, 11 FW Simone Zaza, 14 DF Kevin Bonifazi, 15 DF Cristian Ansaldi, 17 DF Wilfried Stephane Singo, 21 FW Ale Berenguer, 22 FW Vincenzo Millico, 23 MF Soualiho Meite, 25 GK Antonio Rosati, 27 FW Vittorio Parigini, 29 DF Lorenzo De Silvestri, 30 DF Koffi Djidji, 33 DF Nicolas Nkoulou, 34 DF Ola Aina, 36 DF Gleison Bremer, 39 GK Salvatore Sirigu, 88 MF Tomas Rincon, 99 DF Alessandro Buongiorno
Odds from Titanbet.com as of 8/13/19
Unione Sportiva Sassuolo Calcio or Sassuolo for short was founded in 1920. The club has played in Serie A since the 2013/14 term to join a group of teams playing in Serie A but who do not belong to a capital city. After finishing in 6th place in 2016, they made their first-ever appearance at the Europa League group stage. Sassuolo finished the 2018/19 Serie A season in 11th place.
Here are the players for Sassuolo:
3 DF Edoardo Goldaniga, 4 MF Francesco Magnanelli (captain), 5 Andrew Gravillon ( on loan from Inter Milan), 6 DF Rogerio, 7 MF Aldred Duncan, 9 FW Francesco Caputo, 10 MF Filip Duricic,12 DF Claud Adjapong, 13 DF Federico Peluso, 14 MF Pedro Obiang, 15 DF Marlon, 18 FW Giacomo Raspadori, 22 DF Jeremy Toljan (on loan from Borussia Dortmund), 23 MF Hamed Junior Traore (on loan from Empoli), 25 FW Domenico Berardi (vice-captain), 31 DF Gian Marco Ferrari, 32 FW Alessandro Matri, 33 DF Alessandro Tripaldelli, 36 MF Luca Mazzitelli, 47 GK Andrea Consigli ( 3rd captain), 56 GK Gianluca Pegolo, 68 MF Mehdi Bourabia, 72 FW Aristidi Kotaj, 73 MF Manuel Locatelli, 99 FW Enrico Brignola
Torino is 5-4-1 SU in their last 10 games played and they are 4-1-0 in their last five games played at home. Sassuolo is 2-5-3 SU in their last 10 games played and they are also 1-2-3 SU in their last six games away from home. Head to head, Torino is 3-5-2 SU in their last 10 meetings against Sassuolo and have not lost in their last four matches with two wins. Torino is also the soccer betting favorites in this contest.
Falque and Belotti are good enough to manufacture goals on their own and even from nothing. Nicolas N’Koulu is the key player on defense. The former Marseille player is a stape on their 5-3-2 or 3-5-2 formation. Izzo is also another significant player on defense for Torino. These players could be enough for Torino to make a noise in this match. Losing M’Baye Niang is a significant blow as he was the perfect compliment for Falque. Despite that, they are still the superior squad over Sassuolo and should take victory here. Prediction: Torino