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Mar 09, 2019, 11:16 PM Last Edit: Mar 09, 2019, 11:37 PM by Harry85
Match Day 27
Frosninone vs. Torino
Sunday, March 10th 2019
22:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stadio Benito Stirpe

Last five matches form: L W L L D
Average goals per match: 0.73
Average goals against per match: 1.88
Top Scorer: Camillo Ciano (7)

Last five matches form: D W D W W
Average goals per match: 1.27
Average goals against per match: 0.85
Top Scorer: Andrea Belotti ( 8 )

Second bottom and five points adrift of safety, Frosninone are going to need to get something going soon if they are to stand any chance of survival in Serie A this season. Next up it's this home game with seventh placed Torino. Only being kept out of the European positions on goal difference as it stands, the visitors have plenty to play for themselves.

Torino came out on top in the reverse of this game, but only narrowly when just edging a five goal thriller. Torino also won the game here last season, this time by a 2-1 score-line.

Federico Dionisi and Paolo Ghiglione miss out through injury for the home side, whilst Francesco Cassata is suspended. Ola Aina looks like being the only absentee for Torino.

Frosninone may be second bottom overall but they are officially the worst home side in the division having failed to win any of their 12 fixtures to date. They have failed to score in five of their last six here.

Torino are on a decent run at present as they look to make a move into the top six. Unbeaten in their past six, they will be seeking a seventh consecutive clean sheet in this one. Their away record is pretty incredible, having drawn 10 of their thirteen fixtures on the road.

Torino don't win many away but may only need to score once to see off shot shy Frosninone, and we see them doing that.

Prediction: Frosninone 0 - 1 Torino


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 1 - 2
Shots:  13 - 14
Shots on target: 4 - 7
Corner Kicks: 3 - 3
Possession: 46% - 54%

Marco Capuano and Camillo Ciano were booked for the home side, with referee Piero Giacomelli also taking the names of Tomas Rincon, Soualiho, Simone Zaza and Ola Aina of Torino.

A close game on the stats, with Frosinone just about matching their higher ranked visitors. In the end though it was Torino's greater quality in the final third which proved to be the difference.

Torino were aiming to press high up the pitch in the opening exchanges, but it was a strategy which wasn't really working as Frosinone were repeatedly catching them on the counter attack.

It was however from a set piece that the opening goal arrived in the 42nd minute. Camillo Ciano swinging in a corner from the right-hand side and Luca Paganini meeting it towards the near post to plant a firm header in down the middle. 1-0 at the break.

Torino came out on the front foot after the break and drew level in the 56th minute. Iago Falque swinging a free kick into the area from deep on the left and Andrea Belotti sending a header into the left of centre from around eight yards.

The winner arrived thirteen minutes from time. A cross from the right finding Ola Aina at the far post, Aina nodding back into the six-yard box and Belotti swivelling to finish acrobatically low into the net. 1-2 final score.

A decent display overall from the home side but another defeat nonetheless. It's not quite time to hit the panic button just yet, but they are going to need to start picking up some points from somewhere soon. They remain second bottom and five points adrift of safety. Torino move up into sixth spot.

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