Friday, 21 December 2012

Torino V Chievo Preview

Torino will hope to give their fans an early Christmas present when they face an important clash with Chievo on Saturday afternoon.

Despite a promising start to the season, the fact remains that Torino have only won three games all season, and they go into this fixture with a lengthy list of absentees. Mario Santana, Simone Verdi and Alen Stevanovic are all injured, so Giampiero Ventura is struggling for attacking options.

Gianluca Sansone, who is rumoured to be leaving the club when the transfer window re-opens in January, could be given one last chance to impress - although Ventura is probably more likely to pick Alessandro Sgrigna or Riccardo Meggiorini to partner Rolando Bianchi upfront.

Often mocked for their poor attendances and lack of supporters, Chievo are in fine form having won their last three games under the management of former Torino favourite Eugenio Corini. Former Milan striker Alberto Paloschi has scored four goals in his last three matches for the 'Flying Donkeys', whilst Sergio Pellissier (who began his career at Toro) scored the winner in their surprise victory against Roma last weekend.

Torino 2-1 Chievo

1 comment:

  1. I wish I shared your optimism, Rob. I predict a very nervy affair tomorrow and no goals for us. Hoping I'm wrong, but if it's the same old 2-in-midfield-outnumbered and if Sgrigna or Peggiorini play instead of Sansone (what's he done wrong, exactly??), I foresee an angry Maratona as per last time. I'd go 3-5-2; we have 13 midfielders in the squad, after all! - Steve