Saturday, 25 August 2012
Siena V Torino Preview
Torino will be without new signing Alessio Cerci who is suspended, so that should give Gianluca Sansone an opportunity to make a debut. Giampiero Ventura will have to decide whether he goes with Matteo Brighi or Giuseppe Vives to partner Alessandro Gazzi in central midfield, or he could choose to play all three players in a 4-3-3 formation. Captain Rolando Bianchi is almost certain to start upfront after his two goals against Lecce in the Coppa Italia, and if Ventura lines up in his preferred 4-4-2 line up, he should be partnered by Riccardo Meggiorini.
Opponents Siena will be looking at this game as an opportunity to immediately halve their six point deduction, that was given to them as punishment for their role in the CalcioScommese scandal. Their coach Serse Cosmi is one the most recognisable figures in Italian football, and he will be hoping to get his reign off to a good start.
Siena 1-1 Torino