Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Torino V Vicenza Preview

Torino will attempt to return to the top of the Serie B table tonight when they face mid-table Vicenza at home on Tuesday evening.

After successive draws against Cittadella and Varese, Torino have fallen to third place and will be eager to get back to winning ways, especially as the two teams above them - Sassuolo and Pescara face difficult away games.

New loan signing Cristian Pasquato is in the squad for the game, but as he only joined the club on Sunday, he is not expected to play any part in the match. Danilo D'Ambrosio is expected to replace Matteo Darmian at right back, whilst Migjen Basha could return to the starting eleven in midfield.

As it is the final day of the January transfer window, there has been specualation regarding two of Torino's strikers, Rolando Bianchi and Giulio Ebagua. Whilst neither player has been in scintillating form this season, it would be a blow if either player left the club, with Bianchi being linked with a move to Catania, and Ebagua being targeted by Brescia.

Vicenza are currently ensconced in mid-table in 14th position, but come into the game in poor form without a victory in their last five matches, although that run does include three draws. Former Torino striker Elvis Abbruscato is the marquee name in the Vicenza squad, and he has impressed this season scoring 13 times.

Torino 2-0 Vicenza

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