Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(68) 52 Goals 31 (45)
(15) 12 Assists 5 (7)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
26.8 Average Age 29.8
180.9 Average Height (cm) 182.7
(1.1) 1.3 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(50%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 56% (52%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.7) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.7 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Maarten Stekelenburg Out 6.93263157894737
Bogdan Lobont Out 7.004
Nicolas Burdisso Out 6.828
Panagiotis Tachtsidis Out 6.80714285714286
Daniele De Rossi Out 6.9764
Player Reason Status Rating
Sergiu Suciu Out 6.15

Team News

  • Three players are suspended after the defeat in the derby, with Burdisso, De Rossi and Tachsidis all missing out.
  • Despite missing two midfielders, Zeman is likely to keep Pjanic out once again, with Marquinho joining Florenzi and Bradley in the middle.
  • Osvaldo has resumed training with the rest of the group, so Destro may have to watch the match from the bench yet again.
  • Ogbonna has claimed to be fully recovered and ready to play against Roma, but it is still not certain whether Ventura is going to field him in such a tough match for a defender.
  • Santana and Cerci are favoured over Stevanovic and Vives to patrol the two flanks, while Brighi and Gazzi will play in the centre of the midfield.
  • Sgrigna or Sansone will partner Bianchi up front, with Meggiorini on the bench.

Prediction

  • Roma only lost the derby by one goal, but Lazio controlled the match from the start of the second half. De Rossi's punch on Mauri may also have been enough for the board to decide to sell the Roman, but the ownership have clearly stated they are supporting manager Zeman in all his choices.
  • Torino have collected five points in their last three matches and moved five points clear of the relegation zone. Ventura was known for being an offensive coach, but so far Torino have proven to have one of the best defences (only 10 goals conceded). This match will be a great test for his defensive pack.
  • Both teams are pretty strong on the flanks, while Roma still have to improve in controlling the match in the midfield. If Zeman doesn't get the three points here, talks over his safety in the job may start to put pressure on the Bohemian coach, while Torino can travel to the Olimpico with a more serene state of mind.
Prediction:
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