Verona vs Torino by Enzo
Verona is having only one point after two rounds played, but truth to be told, the team had quite tough schedule as they had to play at home against one of the strongest team in championship, Roma - while they visited always tough to beat on their field Genoa in the second round.Despit having much less of the ball possession against Roma, they did made enough chances to be very competitive in the match and even took the lead in 61st minute with a goal from Jankovic, however conceded five minutes later for the final 1:1 result thanks to a goal from Florenzi.
Once again they didn't control the ball much neither in the second round away to Genoa, succumbing to a 2:0 defeat with goals conceded in second half, in 57th via Pavoletti, while Gakpe sealed the victory fourteen minutes before the full time whistle. No doubt that the team is yet to show their best, surely by using a bit more offensive tactics when playing at home in next rounds. Offensive midfielder Emil Hallfredsson missed previous game for Iceland where his nation secured qualification to EURO 2016 and will miss this one as well due injury, while defensive midfielder Federico Viviani will go in front of the defense, allowing Leandro Greco to cover position of offensive midfielder here. Hosts will continue in 4-3-3 formation.
Torino, on the other side, started the season with two victories and the atmosphere inside their camp can't be at much better level. Before the start of Serie A, they already showed an in-form performance when the team defeated solid Serie B club Pescara with a 4:1 result, while they improved further their performances with victories over Frosinone 2:1 on the road in the league opener and a 3:1 victory at home against Fiorentina two weeks ago in the most recent game.
However, first game against Frosinone didn't start as expected, with the players of Torino conceding a goal in seventh minute, but looked very determined and too strong in the repetition and reverted the scoreline within five minutes in the second half, thanks to goals from Quagliarella and Baselli in 59th and 64th, keeping the lead without much problems later on. They surprise even more in the second round, when the team once again stood early behind in the scoreline, conceding the goal in tenth minute, but reverting again the scoreline in just a few minutes. Moretti equalized in 68th, Quagliarella brought them into the lead in the next minute, while Baselli sealed the victory in 77th minute. They showed that the team is more than threatening in the offense, even when they don't have much of a ball possession. Coach Giampiero Ventura has some problems in the midfield, as he can't count at Alexander Farenrud who didn't play yet in the season, but also at Marco Benassi (2/0) who will most likely miss the game and Alessandro Gazzi (2/0). Important central defender Nikola Maksimovic (2/0) is also injured.
Torino is in a good form and coming here in great atmosphere, however the team is not yet to be fully trusted, especially not when playing on the road. They do miss their best central defender, while Verona plays better and more offensive at home - something that clearly points out to few goals scored most likely from both sides as well.