Bologna and Torino are separated by four points in the table ahead of their meeting at the Renato Dall’Ara Stadium, with the Turin side heading into this one off the back of their best performance of the season as they defeated champions AC Milan on home soil.
Torino led 2-0 at one stage in the game against Milan, as Koffi Djidji and Aleksei Miranchuk scored a goal each in the first half. The club also saw Milan have just one shot on target in the game, as Torino had four of their own.
This now means the club have managed to win five games this season, but with losing five too, they are struggling to make a name for themselves inside the top half, despite sitting ninth right now. Worse yet, Torino have scored the least goals from those inside the top 13, netting only 12 across 12 games. They have a better defensive record than a few teams around them, however, with their 14 goals let in better than Inter Milan’s record of 17.
Bologna have managed to piece together two wins in a row recently to rocket them away from the relegation zone, beating Monza 2-1 last weekend and Lecce the week prior to that. At the same time, the club edged past Cagliari in the Coppa Italia second round three weeks ago, meaning three wins in a row in all competitions for Thiago Motta’s men.