Torino vs Udinese by Enzo
Torino didn't find a way to get a victory in front of own fans against in-form Inter last time out in the Serie A competition, as the teams had a 2:2 draw. Guests were the first one who took the lead, in 27th minute via Kondogbia, while the hosts leveled up the result few minutes later via Baselli.
Players of Torino even took the lead in 59th minute via Acquah, but didn't manage to keep in for too long since Candreva leveled up the result in 62nd via Candreva, with neither of the teams risking a lot towards the end of the game. With this draw, Torino remained tenth at the table, far above the relegation zone and below European tickets, since they have fifteen points less than fifth placed Inter. During the international break, they had a friendly match against lower league Pinerolo and won it with 11:0 result.
Hosts will most likely be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Iturbe, Belotti and Falque as forwards. Midfielder Joel Obi (17/0) remains injured, while forward Adem Ljajic should start from the bench here.
Udinese, on the other side, comes from a very convincing home victory against Palermo two weeks ago now with a impressive 4:1 result. It was their second consecutive victory previously winning away to Pescara and taking a draw in a home match against Juventus as the team obviously upped their form before the international break.
Their opponents from Palermo took the lead first in 12th minute via Sallai, but soon enough hosts took over the control and upped the performance significantly reaching the victory very deservedly, thanks to goals from Thereau in 42nd, Zapata in 60th, De Paul in 68th and Jankto in 80th minute. Udinese remained inside the middle of the table with four points less than today's opponent from Torino. During the international break, they had a friendly match against Croatian side Istra and suffered narrow 1:0 defeat.
The guests should continue in 4-3-1-2 formation using Perica and Zapata as forwards. Midfielders Assane Gnoukouri (4/0), Seko Fofana (22/5) are injured, same as goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis (28/0), right back Marco Faraoni (5/0) and forward Cyril Thereau (25/11).
Udinese looked pretty decent in previous two matches, but it was against poor performers, while I don't see them continuing in a postive manner here. Torino has plenty of more individual quality, especially in offense and should be able to reach the victory easy or hard.