Total over 2.5

Torino has been playing much worse than expected lately. In the last 5 games, the team lost twice and only beat Udinese (1-0), while draws with Empoli (2-2) and Cremonese (2-2) confirm the loss of form.

One of the main problems of the bulls is the lack of creativity in attack. They generate an average of 1.1 xg per game, which is below the league average. In addition, grenades cannot compensate for this with reliable defense, allowing the opponent to create 1.18 xg.

Vlasic (4+2) and Ricci (1+1) will miss the upcoming meeting. The absence of the second is an even more significant loss due to the specificity of the game in Bologna.

On the contrary, Bologna made a great move. In the last 5 matches, they won 4, including a 1-0 over Inter in the last round.

Thiago Motta has finally found the necessary combination that makes the difference on the pitch. The midfield trio of Ferguson, Schouten and Dominguez is the driving force behind the greyhounds. No Serie A midfielder has more tackles and steals than Schouten (6.57 in 90 minutes). Ferguson is one of the most dynamic and intelligent midfielders in the league, while Dominguez is second in aggressive plays (total tackles and fouls within 2 seconds of receiving the ball).

It won’t be easy against such an aggressive midfield opponent, Torino, without the main defensive midfielder Ricci (1+1). In their last 5 games, Bologna have created an average of 1.24 xg with 1.16 xg allowed. I think under these circumstances the match could end with a goal.