After Franco Lerda's shock return to the club, Torino will be eager to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat and attempt to reignite their slim promotion hopes with a victory.
Despite their disastrous recent form, incredibly Toro only find themselves four points away from the last playoff position. However, Ascoli should not be taken lightly, as they have won their last two matches, and if it wasn't for the fact they were deducted five points due to financial irregularities, then they would be level on points with Torino.
Whilst Torino will obviously be concerned by the fact they have lost four games in a row, another worry is the fact they have not scored a goal in their last three games. The fact that talisman Rolando Bianchi has not scored since he got winner against Portogruaro way back on the 26th February will also be a worry, and one which will hopefully be rectified on Saturday evening.