Verona vs. Torino: A Battle for Survival and Ambition

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After a season-long battle against relegation, Hellas Verona is finally starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. Their recent 2-1 victory over Fiorentina has given them a much-needed boost in their fight to stay in the top-flight. With just three games remaining, Verona has earned 14 of their 34 points since March, giving them a four-point cushion over the drop zone.

Recent Form and Home Advantage

Despite their struggles in recent head-to-head matches, Verona’s recent form suggests that they may be able to turn things around. Marco Baroni’s men have scored in eight consecutive home league games, which has helped them secure back-to-back wins at their home venue. If they can continue this form, they have a chance to achieve three consecutive home league victories for the first time since February 2022. Additionally, a win against Torino could also mark their first home head-to-head victory since 2018.

Torino’s Battle for a Top-Half Finish

On the other hand, Torino has different aspirations. Their goalless draw against Bologna in their last match was their third in four matches. Ivan Juric’s men have been held to 14 draws in Serie A this season, second only to Udinese with 18 draws. While their defense has been solid, with only two teams conceding fewer goals than Torino this season, their lack of goals has hindered their push for a European spot. Torino has only managed to score 31 goals in the league so far.

Away Struggles for Torino

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Torino’s recent away form has been a cause for concern. They have conceded nine goals in their last five away matches, resulting in one win, one draw, and three losses. However, their consecutive 1-0 away wins in head-to-head matches suggest that they may be able to regain their strengths in this upcoming match against Verona.

Players to Watch

Darko Lazović has been a key player for Verona, scoring their opening goal in their last match. In fact, he has scored in eight of his last nine league games. On the other side, Duván Zapata has been a standout performer for Torino, especially when playing away from home. He has scored his last four goals in away matches, accounting for three of Torino’s last four away league strikes.

Conclusion

As the season nears its end, both Hellas Verona and Torino have their own battles to fight. Verona is determined to secure their top-flight status, while Torino aims for a top-half finish. Verona’s recent home form and goal-scoring record provide hope for their fans, while Torino’s defensive solidity may give them an advantage. It remains to be seen which team will come out on top in this crucial match.

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