Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Torino V Reggina (2nd Half) Preview

After being abandoned at Half-Time due to torrential rain on April 6th, Torino and Reggina will finally get the opportunity to finish their match on Wednesday afternoon.

As Toro fans will already know after the Padova debacle earlier in the season, Serie B rules state that any matches that are abandoned should be resumed from when the game was stopped. Therefore, Torino will go into the match with a 1-0 advantage given to them by Kamil Glik's header almost three weeks ago.

It will be interesting to see how Torino approach a match that will only be 45 minutes long, and they will hopefully not just defend and attempt to hold on to their lead. Giampiero Ventura has hinted in his pre-match press conference that the team will line up in a 4-3-3 formation as they did in the original match, and will probably name the exact same starting eleven.

Perhaps for the first time in football history, a team will have a different manager for the Second Half of a match than they did for the First Half, as Reggina sacked Angelo Gregucci on April 15th and replaced him with former coach Roberto Breda. That change seems to have worked as the Calabrians recorded an impressive 4-0 victory at Nocerina on Saturday to keep their hopes of reaching the playoffs alive.

Prediction
Torino 1-0 Reggina


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