Torino vs Salernitana
4th February 2024
Olimpico di Torino
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Torino form analysis
Il Toro had an inconsistent December 2023, drawing 1-1 with Udinese after conceding late, before losing 1-0 to Fiorentina from another late goal. However, they started 2024 strongly by beating Napoli 3-0 at home. Antonio Sanabria, Nikola Vlašić and Alessandro Buongiorno scored the goals against Napoli. The win showcased Torino’s attacking potential and ability to beat top sides. Their next match ended 0-0 away at Genoa – a decent point but perhaps two dropped given Genoa’s league position.
Most recently, Torino won 2-1 away at Cagliari despite conceding late on. David Zapata and Sasa Lukic scored to put Torino in control before a late Cagliari consolation. Overall, Torino seem capable of scoring goals and getting wins, but struggle with late concessions and consistency. Maintaining intensity and focus for 90 minutes could help transform draws into wins. Torino have the quality to push for a top half finish if they can tighten up defensively and add consistency to their performances.
Salernitana form analysis
Salernitana ended 2023 with a surprise 1-0 win away at Verona. However, 2024 started poorly with a last gasp 2-1 home loss to Juventus despite taking the lead through Giulio Maggiore. The late winner from Dusan Vlahovic was a sucker punch. A 2-1 loss away at Napoli followed after again taking the lead through Antonio Candreva. However, Napoli showed their quality to come back and win it late on. At home against Genoa, Salernitana again went ahead early through Augusto Martegani but conceded twice in the second half to lose 2-1.
Most recently, a 2-1 home loss to Roma made it four straight defeats in 2024 on the back of the Verona win. Overall, Salernitana have struggled for wins but shown encouraging attacking endeavour to frequently take the lead in games. However, they have consistently conceded late goals to lose games they could have drawn or won. Tighter defense and greater concentration is needed to turn positive performances into points. With the attack offering promise, shoring up defensive weaknesses could help Salernitana pull away from the drop zone.