Friday, 25 November 2011

Torino V Livorno Preview

After three games without a win, Torino are desperate for a victory and will look to gain all three points when they face Livorno at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday afternoon.

Toro are once again without captain Rolando Bianchi - although his suspension has been reduced to two games, so he will return to the squad next week for the match against Padova.

Bianchi's continued absence will not help Toro's recent goalscoring problems, as they have scored just two goals in their last four matches. Matteo Darmian is once again absent from the squad due to injury, but Danilo D'Ambrosio had recovered from the slight knock that he picked up against Crotone.

Their opponents Livorno, who are coached by ex Toro boss Walter Novellino have had an indifferent start to the season, and find themselves in 11th place, fifteen points behind Torino. Livorno also have a number of former Torino players amongst their ranks, including Luca Belingheri and World Cup Winner Simone Barone - although both players were unused substitutes in Livorno's last match, a home defeat to Ascoli.

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