GEN vs TOR Fantasy Preview:
Torino will be travelling to Genoa for a long and hard trip as they set course for correcting their journey which has been nothing but haywire so far.
Currently placed in the 19th spot, Torino has managed a solitary point from six of their fixtures. Their only point in Serie A arrived against Sassuolo in a high-octane clash where the latter clawed back in the game thrice to restore parity. Barring this battle, the rest of their games have seen them bowing out meekly against Pro Vercelli, Fiorentina, Atalanta, Cagliari and Lazio. Scoring has never been a problem for the Bulls, but their defence has been extremely volatile and tends to come apart at the seams even in a tender caress.
Genoa has been in a better place than their counterparts but hasn’t been in an extraordinary shape to be honest. Languishing in the 15th spot with 5 points from 6 games so far, that has seen them winning one and drawing two, they will be raring to step their foot on the pedal against a technically undercooked Torino to climb up higher in the points table. The last victory for Genoa in Serie A came a month back that saw them thrashing Crotone. However in the very next game, the soaring spirits of The Griffins were not just dampened but trampled over by an extraordinary performance from Napoli who put 6 past the hapless defenders. They managed to find some salve in the following game that saw them eking out a goalless affair against Verona, however, was once again made to bite the dust by Inter Milan who outclassed them in every single department. Gianluca Scamacca managed to restore world order for them against Sampdoria in their latest fixture to save them the blushes of another defeat.
In a high-octane encounter of two sides battling towards the bottom of the table, instead of a dampened affair, it may just turn into a gutter-war, with two hurt contingencies trying to impose a drubbing on the other. These are our fantasy picks for the upcoming game of the back-benchers.
Genoa vs Torino
GEN vs TOR: Head to head
If we put the current table and the locations aside, Torino has savoured imperial dominance over Genoa that has seen them walk away with the bragging rights in six out of ten occasions. Genoa has managed only two victories in this underwhelming period while the other two games fizzled out to a draw.
GEN vs TOR: Probable Teams:
Genoa: Mattia Perin (GK), Edoardo Goldaniga, Cristian Zapata, Andrea Masiello, Luca Pellegrini, Valon Behrami, Milan Badelj, Ivan Radovanovic, Marko Pjaca, Mattia Destro, Goran Pandev
Torino: Salvatore Sirigu (GK), Wilfried Singo, Gleison Bremer, Lyanco, Ricardo Rodriguez; Soualiho Meite, Tomas Rincon, Karol Linetty; Sasa Lukic; Federico Bonazzoli, Andrea Belotti
Picks to consider:
Andrea Belotti has been weirdly reticent for this year’s campaign. However, the calibre that he possesses can very well split apart any defence. Torino will be banking heavily upon him to secure their maiden victory in this year’s campaign.
Federico Bonazzoli has also been decent in the attacking third but has failed to manifest himself as the towering attacking force that he generally is. However, if someone can support Torino’s ambitions in imposing a good offensive, Bonazzoli will have to paint a crucial role.
1. Andrea Belotti
2. Ivan Radovanovic
Match Prediction – Who will win today?
Despite Genoa relishing an upper hand in the points table, Torino may very well come up trumps against them, considering the sting that they have shown in the attacking force. This may be a potential goal-fest considering the strong attack that the Bulls boast of while a defence which leaks night and day.