Torino and Lecce will battle for three points this Monday in the fifth round of the 2022/23 Serie A season.
Venue: Stadio Olimpico di Torino (Turin)
Torino have failed to score in four of their last five Serie A home games.
The hosts have kept one clean sheet in their last five Serie A games.
Lecce are winless in four league games (D2, L2).
They have conceded over one goal in just one of their last four matches.
Head to head
Both teams have three wins apiece in their last ten competitive meetings.
Latest performances in all competition
Torino play host to Lecce as the Serie A new boys travel to the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.
Torino’s three games unbeaten streak ended in midweek as they were brushed aside by Atalanta losing 3-1 on the night.
Ivan Juric’s team find themselves occupying the eighth position after four rounds of football and come into this game looking to bounce back from their midweek loss.
With the season quite young, the head coach will be eager to pick up as many points as possible before the international break comes rolling in.
Torino are no strangers to facing the Serie A newcomers having faced them five times in the last 12 years with three wins in favour of their Monday night visitors.
Torino however, did pick up a 3-1 win over Leece back in 2020 when both teams met in the Coppa Italia and with both teams meeting again, Ivan Juric will be counting on his boys to make it back-to-back victories over Leece as they look to improve on their tenth place finish last season.
Possible Torino starting line-up
Vitaly Milinkovic-Savić; Koffi Djidji, Perr Schuurs, Ricardo Rodriguez; Ola Aina, Mergim Vojvoda, Karol Linetty, Sasa Lukic; Nikola Vlasic, Nemanja Radonjic, Antonio Sanabria.
Injured: Stephane Singo, Alexey Miranchuk
Serie A new boys are yet to taste victory in the Italian top-flight, with two losses and two draws in their last four games.
Albeit, all has not been gloomy for Marco Baroni’s men as they have shown in games this season that they are a hard nut to crack. Leece took on Inter Milan in game week one and put on such a disciplined display at the back, with the Italian giants needing an added-time goal from Denzel Dumfries to seal all three points after their early lead was cancelled out.
Leece come into this encounter with yet another dogged display against Napoli. Having gone one goal down in the 27th minute, immediately with Lorenzo Colombo scoring to make up for his earlier penalty miss. The newcomers then hung on to see out the game to earn a well-deserved point against their more fancied opponents.
Marco Baroni will be anxious to see his men build on their midweek performance and inflict more damage on Torino to get their first win of the season.
Possible Lecce starting line-up
Wladimiro Falcone; Valentin Gandrey, Alessandro Tuia, Federico Baschriotto, Giuseppe Pezzella; Juan Gonzalez, Morten Hjulmand, Kristoffer Askildsen; Gabriel Strefezza, Assan Ceesay, Di Francesco.
Injured: Federico Brancolini, J.V Persson, Mert Cetin, Kastriot Dermaku
Torino 2-1 Lecce