Europa Conference League finalists AS Roma will play their last league game of the season this Friday when they travel to Turin to take on Torino.
Venue: Stadio Olimpico di Torino (Turin)
Torino have lost just one of their last eight league games (four wins and three draws).
The hosts have failed to score in just one of their last six games.
They are also unbeaten in their last five season finales (two wins and three draws).
AS Roma are winless in their last five league games (three draws and two losses).
The visitors have conceded 2+ in three of their last five away games, failing to keep a clean sheet in those games.
Andrea Belotti will be Torino’s top scorer for the sixth time in seven seasons
Head to head
AS Roma have nine wins in their last 15 head-to-head meetings with Torino. The hosts have won four times in their last 15 meetings with Jose Mourinho’s side.
Latest performances in all competitions
AS Roma: D-L-W-D-D
Torino will look to end what has been a successful season on a winning note when they take on AS Roma on Friday night.
The hosts finished in 17th place last term, but come into the last game of the season sitting in tenth position, level on points with Sassuolo but with a ricer goal difference.
They have a chance of finishing in the top half of the table for the first time in three years if they can win this game, or if they can avoid a huge loss given that their fellow top-ten contenders Sassuolo are engaged in a game against title-chasing AC Milan.
The secret to their league position is majorly their defence, as Ivan Juric has ensured that they focus on their defence. This can be seen in their tally of goals conceded (38) which when compared to last season (69) shows the improvement they have made.
In attack, they have scored a respectable 46 goals and will fancy their chances of getting a good result against a Roma side they beat in this fixture last season.
Possible Torino starting line-up
Etrit Berisha; Koffi Djidji, David Zima, Ricardo Rodriguez; Ola Aina, Sasa Lukic, Samuele Ricci, Daniel Ansaldi; Dennis Praet, Josip Brekalo; Andrea Belotti.
Injured: Antonio Sanabria, Simone Zaza, Mohamed Fares, Stephane Singo, A. Buongiornio, Simone Edera
AS Roma will look to seal a place in the Europa League next season when they face Torino at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino on Friday.
The visitors missed the chance of sealing a top-six finish last time out as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Venezia. They are lucky that Fiorentina lost 4-1 to Sampdoria in their game, meaning that Mourinho’s side come into this match with their Europa League destiny in their hands.
They are currently sitting one point ahead of Fiorentina and will guarantee that they play in the Europa League if they win this game even though winning the Conference will also qualify them for the Europa League group stage.
But Mourinho’s men will be keener on settling their futures in this game. However, their league form going into this game is not encouraging and they are winless in their last five league games. They are also winless in their last five away games in all competitions, losing three times in that period while conceding 2+ goals in each of those losses.
And so, to avoid finishing outside the top-six in successive seasons for the first time since 1994, they will have to be in their best shape.
Possible AS Roma starting line-up
Rui Patricio; Marash Kumbulla, Roger Ibanez, Chris Smalling; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Jordan Veretout, Sergio Oliveira, Matias Vina; Lorenzo Pellegrini, Carles Perez; Tammy Abraham.
Injured: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Doubtful: Nicolo Zaniolo
Torino 0-1 Roma