Saturday, 15 December 2012

Genoa V Torino Preview

After suffering defeats in their last two matches, Torino make the short trip to Genoa on Sunday afternoon in search of a must-needed victory.

Angelo Ogbonna will be out for up to six weeks after undergoing a hernia operation in midweek, so the returning Kamil Glik should partner Guillermo Rodriguez in defence. After coming on at HT last weekend, Valter Birsa provided an assist for Rolando Bianchi in the AC Milan defeat, and if he is rewarded with a start, he will have an added incentive to impress because he is on loan from Genoa.

Genoa have been in dreadful form since Gigi Del Neri replaced Luigi Di Canio, and the veteran tactician has lost seven of his eight games in charge, including a 2-0 defeat against Pescara last time out. With the confidence of the home side being even lower than Torino's, this is a great opportunity to record a first away victory since September - although the Granata will have to be wary of Grifone strikers Ciro Immobile and Marco Borriello.

Genoa 1-1 Torino

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