Sports Mole previews Thursday’s Coppa Italia clash between Torino and Frosinone, including predictions, team news, and possible lineups.
Sitting side-by-side in the Serie A standings, Torino and Frosinone will face off in the Coppa Italia second round on Thursday evening.
While Torino has won the Coppa five times, they haven’t lifted the trophy since 1993. On the other hand, Frosinone rarely progresses past the opening rounds and suffered a disappointing loss in their last league match.
Hoping to end their four-game goal drought, Torino traveled to Lecce last weekend. Alessandro Buongiorno’s goal secured a win for Torino, breaking their month-long drought.
Torino, currently sitting in 13th place in the Serie A table, aims to build momentum by securing two more wins. They face a home cup tie with the prospect of a last-16 meeting with Napoli, the Scudetto-holders, if they progress.
Last season, Torino reached the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by Fiorentina. They started this season’s campaign with a 2-1 win over FeralpiSalo. Ivan Ilic scored the winning goal in that match.
Frosinone, on the other hand, has had no trouble finding goals since their return to Italy’s top flight as Serie B champions. They have averaged 1.5 goals per game in their first 10 league matches.
However, Frosinone suffered a shocking collapse in their last match against Cagliari, losing 4-3 despite leading 3-0 after 71 minutes. The team has struggled away from home, failing to win any of their first five away fixtures.
Frosinone progressed to the second round of the Coppa Italia by beating Pisa 1-0. They have had a promising start to life in the top flight and currently sit safely in mid-table.
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Frosinone Coppa Italia form:
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Ahead of their game against Sassuolo, Torino manager Ivan Juric may make several changes to his starting XI for the midweek match. Forward duo Antonio Sanabria and Pietro Pellegri could be among the players rested.
Colombian striker Duvan Zapata could make a return to the lineup, alongside Adrien Tameze and David Zima.
Long-term absentee Perr Schuurs joins fellow defender Koffi Djidji and wing-back Brandon Soppy on the sidelines. However, Nikola Vlasic should be available after missing the last match against Lecce.
Meanwhile, Frosinone may rotate their resources following their collapse against Cagliari. Captain Luca Mazzitelli is expected to return from suspension, and Walid Cheddira may displace Marvin Cuni up front.
Abdou Harroui (foot) and Francesco Gelli (muscular) remain ruled out for Frosinone due to injury.
Torino possible starting lineup:
Gemello; Zima, Buongiorno, Rodriguez; Bellanova, Ricci, Tameze, Vojvoda; Vlasic, Karamoh; Zapata
Frosinone possible starting lineup:
Cerofolini; Oyono, Romagnoli, Okoli, Marchizza; Mazzitelli, Brescianini, Bourabia; Baez, Cheddira, Kvernadze
We predict: Torino 1-0 Frosinone
With Torino’s strong home record and Frosinone’s struggles away from home, we expect Torino to come out on top with a 1-0 victory. Torino rarely scores more than one goal, but it should be enough to secure the win against Frosinone.
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